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WiMAX Forum To Host AeroMACS Seminar at ATCA Annual Conference

18-Aug-2015

Seminar will explore the next generation of aviation broadband connectivity with air traffic control audience

 

CLACKAMAS, OR – August 18, 2015 – The WiMAX Forum today announced that it will host an aviation-focused seminar, AeroMACS 2015 - National Harbor, at the ATCA 60th Annual Conference and Exposition, the largest air traffic control conference in the Americas. AeroMACS 2015 – National Harbor will be held on Tuesday, November 3 at 14:00 in the General Dynamics Theater at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. The seminar will be free for all conference attendees, designed to educate the global aviation community on how to implement and manage profitable broadband networks based on a wireless standard, the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS).

Recently, new wireless broadband capabilities have been deployed to guarantee safety and regularity of flight worldwide. To this end, the AeroMACS profile has been adopted to support next generation airport surface communications needs. The program will give participants an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, and develop business and cooperative relationships. Topics will include: AeroMACS applications, integration and trial deployments, certification for AeroMACS equipment and devices, the future of aeronautical communications, and more.

“As global aviation becomes busier, we need to find more efficient ways to navigate the skies and flow of traffic on the ground,” said Declan Byrne, President of the WiMAX Forum. “The ATCA Conference will provide an excellent opportunity to share experiences between key stakeholders on how these evolving technologies are achieving benefits for airports around the world such as enhanced safety and reduced costs.” Hundreds of potential AeroMACS applications have been identified to support key operational domains, providing the capacity and efficiency needed for the exchange of data between aircraft, vehicles, and ground infrastructure.

WiMAX Forum President, Declan Byrne, will lead presentations and discussions to further advance the development of this wireless standard and requirements among key international stakeholders. In addition to the seminar, the WiMAX Forum will be exhibiting AeroMACS at Booth #201, where member companies will be presenting and available to answer questions.

Registration is required to attend. For additional information and registration, please visit: www.WiMAXForum.org/Page/Events.

In addition to the AeroMACS 2015 - National Harbor at the ATCA Conference, the WiMAX Forum will be hosting an AeroMACS Track, a conference at the 16th Annual Wireless China Industry Summit 2015, being held on September 16-17 at the Crowne Plaza Sun Palace in Beijing, China.

For any questions regarding these events, WiMAX technology, or the WiMAX Forum, please contact Alessandra Rocha at Alessandra.Rocha@WiMAXForum.org.

 

About the WiMAX Forum
The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16. The WiMAX Forum’s primary goal is to accelerate the adoption, deployment and expansion of WiMAX technologies across the globe while facilitating roaming agreements, sharing best practices within our membership and certifying products. WiMAX Forum Certified products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile services. The WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements. For more information, visit www.wimaxforum.org.

 

About the ATCA
The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is holding its 60th Annual Conference and Exposition on November 1-4, 2015. The Conference & Expo, which is expecting 3,000+ participants from more than 40 countries, is three days of presentations, seminars and networking opportunities with participation from internationally recognized industry experts. Since its inception in 1956, the ATCA has been dedicated to progress in the science of air traffic control and the preservation of a safe flight environment.