NCITS Announces the Approval of Project Proposal, Fibre Channel (FC)10KM Cost-Reduced Physical Variant (FC-10KCR)
NCITS (National Committee for Information Technology Standards)
Doc. No.: PR/98-0010
Reply to: Deborah J. Donovan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington D.C., February, 1998 - NCITS (National Committee for Information Technology Standards) announces approval of this new project being developed within Technical Committee, T11, I/O Interface - Device Level. The reference number for this project is 1300-D.
This proposal recommends the development of a Fibre Channel 10 Kilometer Cost Reduced standard. Included within the recommended scope of this project are:
1) The definition of an additional FC Physical Variant using single-mode fibre plant, with transmitter and receiver characteristics which permit a substantially reduced optical component cost than allowed by the 10 Kilometer Physical Variants which are already defined in X3.230, FC-PH and X3.297, FC-PH-2.
2) The definition of interoperability, where possible, between parts meetings the requirements of the new physical variant and parts meeting the requirements of existing physical variants.
Note that this project will define an additional physical variant, and will not amend or remove any of the existing physical variant definitions.
Inquiries regarding this project [project 1300-D] and other Fibre Channel and HIPPI projects should be sent to the Chairman of T11, Mr. Roger Cummings, Distributed Processing Technology, 140 Candace Dr., Maitland, FL 32751. Email: email@example.com.
The next meeting of T11 is April 20-24, 1998 in Palm Springs, CA. All organizations and individuals who are materially or directly affected are invited to participate.
An initial call for possible patents and other pertinent issues (copyrights, trademarks) is now being issued. Please submit information on these issues to the NCITS Secretariat at 1250 Eye Street NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20005. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: (202) 638-4922.