NCITS Announces the Approval of Project Proposal, Fibre Channel Loop ( FC-AL-3)
NCITS (National Committee for Information Technology Standards)
Doc. No.: PR/98-017
Reply to: Deborah J. Donovan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fibre Channel Loop (FC-AL-3)
Washington D.C., April 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 1304-D.
This proposal recommends the development of a Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop - 3 standard. It is a requirement of this project that FC-AL-3 devices shall interoperate with devices operating in FC-AL-2 compliant mode. FC-AL-3 environments shall permit operation of FC-AL-2 devices. Included within the recommended scope of this project are:
1) Improved media access schemes;
2) Other enhancements determined to be necessary by experience with existing implementations.
Inquiries regarding this project [project 1304-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, 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.