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May 03, 2010

IEEE Standard for Narrow-Band Communications Group Calls for Involvement



The first meeting of the working group developing the new standard, IEEE (News - Alert) P1901.2, will be held next month in Nanterre, France. IEEE P1901.2 is a standard for low frequency i.e. less than 500 kHz Narrow Band Power Line Communications for Smart Grid Applications. Anyone who is interested in participating in the working group session can attend the meeting.

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The meeting will be held from May 18 to May 21 at Immeuble Crysalis and will be hosted by Electricité Réseau Distribution France. Sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all days except on May 21,they will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Participants will need to pay a $100 registration fee to participate in this working group meeting. Registrations need to be done by May 4. To register for the event, visit http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/1901/2/Meeting_Information.html

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Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison
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