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TIA TR-8 Committee on Mobile and Personal Private Radio Standards Announces a New Project on Signal Booster Systems and Elects New Leadership

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TIA TR-8 Committee on Mobile and Personal Private Radio Standards Announces a New Project on Signal Booster Systems and Elects New Leadership

On January 29 of 2013, the TR-8 Mobile and Personal Private Radio Standards Committee met in TEMPE, AZ. AT this meeting the TR-8 committee began work on a project for operating signal booster Systems, continued work on TIA-102 standards and held elections for key subcommittees.

The committee is launching the standards development process of planning, designing, integrating and operating Signal Booster Systems. This technology serves the public interest since it will enable consumers to improve their wireless coverage for data and voice service in rural, underserved and difficult to serve areas.

Signal Boosters will also provide public safety benefits in cases in which the wireless coverage is deficient or the signal is blocked it will enable the public to connect to 911 in case of emergency. Also, rural and metropolitan police departments will benefit from the Signal Boosters because it will extend land mobile coverage in areas of limited service. In addition, the emergency personnel that use this technology will improve their communications during disasters and other emergencies.  In other words, Signal Booster will benefit the users because they will be able to prevent, control and also resolve interference to wireless networks.

TR-8.5 Engineering Committee on Signaling and Data Transmission has issued a call for interest for TIA-102.BAEG Mobile Data Peripheral Interface and this document was approved for ballot. It specifies the protocols utilized on the Mobile Data Peripheral Interface which is designated as the A Interface in TIA-102 Open System Interface Model.

The subcommittee TR-8.15 Common Air Interface reaffirms TIA-102.BAAA-A Common Air Interface in the document SP-3-4080-RV1-TF1 which has been approved for ballot.

Lastly, TIA congratulates the newly elected chairs and vice-chairs to lead its engineering committees.  John Oblak, VP Standards & Regulatory Affair at E.F Johnson Technologies, was reelected chair and Terry Mansfield, distinguished member of the Technical Staff at Motorola Solutions, was elected vice chair of the TR-8.1 Equipment Measurement Procedure subcommittee, under the TR-8 Mobile and personal Private Radio committee.

Tim O’Brien, Director, Corp. Communications at Tollgrade, was reelected chair and John Toone, distinguished member of the Technical Staff at Motorola solutions was elected vice chair of the TR-8.11 Antenna Systems subcommittee.

TIA congratulates John Oblak, Terry Mansfield Tim O’Brien and John Toone on their appointments to lead the engineering subcommittees programs for the next two years.

The next TR-8 meeting will be on Tuesday April 23 until Thursday April 25 of 2013 in Kansas city, MO at the Embassy Suites Hotel. We welcome all our participants to attend and participate in the committee meetings. The meeting schedule is available online.

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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI's Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org for details.

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About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org  for details.

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