IEEE Expands Reach in Mobile Arena with Launch of IEEE Standards Wireless Dictionary App for Android
Latest addition to IEEE mobile app library offers immediate, intuitive access to industry acronyms, names, terms and definitions
PISCATAWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IEEE, the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, today announced the IEEE Standards Wireless Dictionary app is now available on the Android™ platform. A singular resource for wireless industry practitioners, researchers, and students, the app offers immediate, intuitive access to the comprehensive IEEE standards dictionary of wireless technology terms and definitions. The new Android-accessible app opens the door to a broad audience of smartphone users, and facilitates deeper understanding and appreciation for the breadth of coverage of IEEE wireless standards.
“Like many other technical fields, wireless has its own taxonomy, jargon, and acronyms, which are often used to minimize efforts required to describe complex concepts”
“Like many other technical fields, wireless has its own taxonomy, jargon, and acronyms, which are often used to minimize efforts required to describe complex concepts,” said Judith Gorman, managing director, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). “The IEEE Standards Wireless Dictionary provides context and meaning for this wireless-specific terminology, which will in turn promote greater comprehension among key stakeholders.”
With a body of work in wireless technologies that spans decades, IEEE has collected and cataloged more than 3200 industry terms and definitions. This continually expanding wireless lexicon is culled from numerous IEEE standards. Users can easily search by keyword or standard number, or browse the extensive database alphabetically; an autocomplete functionality automatically identifies terms being searched, simplifying and speeding the search process. The IEEE Standards Wireless Dictionary app also provides complete source citations, ideal for researchers, editors, and students.
The IEEE Standards Wireless Dictionary encompasses a multitude of wireless technologies and disciplines, such as:
- Ad hoc, personal area, and low-rate personal area networks (WPANs / LR-WPAN)
- Local area, metropolitan area, and regional area networks (WLANs / WMANs / WRANs)
- Mobility, vehicular mobility, and mobile broadband wireless access
- Broadband wireless access (BWA)
- Coexistence, integrity/confidentiality, and interference
- Quality of service (QoS)
- Wireless network security
Designed to expand IEEE-SA’s penetration of the mobile arena, the IEEE Standards Wireless Dictionary Android app joins the previously released iPhone app of the same name and marks a new milestone in its mobile initiative. In July 2010, IEEE-SA launched its National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®) Mobile Standard, optimized for mobile devices including smartphones and tablet PCs.
The IEEE Standards Wireless Dictionary Android app is available from the Android Market at http://market.android.com/details?id=ieee.Standards_Wireless_Dictionary, and the Amazon Appstore for Android at http://www.amazon.com/IEEE-Standards-Wireless-Dictionary/dp/B0055EO9XA/. For more information about the IEEE Standards Wireless Dictionary app, please visit http://standards.ieee.org/findstds/prod/mobile/index.html. For more information on IEEE-SA, visit http://standards.ieee.org/ or follow @IEEESA on Twitter. You can also find IEEE-SA on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ieeesa.
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