IEEE Publishes IEEE 802.1Qbz standard

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IEEE recently announced the availability of IEEE 802.1Qbz Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks—Bridges and Bridged Networks Amendment: Enhancements to Bridging of IEEE 802.11 Media.

IEEE 802.1Qbz meets a growing demand to incorporate IEEE 802.11 media at the same level as other media supported by bridges, both as a medium internal to the network and as a medium offering access to the network. Drivers for this development are the emergence of products, including home entertainment systems and industrial control equipment, that are enabled with both IEEE 802.11 wireless station capability and wired IEEE 802.3 Ethernet capability.