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T11.2 - Physical Variants

About This Committee

T11.2 is the Task Group within Technical Committee T11 responsible for all projects and parts of projects dealing with Physical Variants (i.e. media, connector, transmitter & receiver requirements). T11.2 held its first meeting on August 5, 1997.

T11.3 is the Task Group within Technical Committee T11 responsible for all FC projects which define Fibre Channel Interconnection Schemes. T11.3 held its first meeting on April 23, 1998.

INCITS/T11 is responsible for standards development in the areas of Intelligent Peripheral Interface (IPI), High-Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI) and Fibre Channel (FC).

The standardization of IPI & HIPPI has been in progress since the mid 1980's, however, there continues to be activity on both fronts. The primary focus of T11 activities has been directed towards the Fibre Channel (FC) family of standards. It should be noted, that included in the FC family are "mappings" which allow protocols from both the IP and HIPPI standards families to be transported across Fibre Channel. This provides a straightforward migration path among all of the T11 standards families.

INCITS/T11 is the U.S. TAG to ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC25/WG4


  • Group ChairThomas Palkert, Macom
  • Vice ChairDean Wallace, QLogic Corporation
  • SecretaryRichard Johnson, Finisar Corporation

Staff Contacts

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Deborah Spittle

Associate Manager, Standards Operations