Monday, April 14, 2008

[ News, Science / Tech, March 27 2008] Local mobile communication network selected as int'l standard

A locally developed mobile communication technology that can promote the building of a ubiquitous wireless network for cities has been selected as the international standard, the government said Thursday (Mar. 27).

The wireless beacon-enabled energy efficient mesh network (WiBEEM) has been picked by a committee under the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as the established standard in this field, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy said.

It said the decision by the Joint Technical Committee 1 Sub Committee 25 (JTC1/SC25) marks the first time for a locally developed system to be chosen for such a standard.

The WiBEEM, which merges sensors and wireless communication, could be used to provide "smart parking" services, resolve the problem of wireless blackout zones in buildings as well as keep track of children and people that may need immediate medical attention over a broad area.
Smart parking enables drivers to locate empty spaces in parking lots.

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