The Wireless LAN Advisory Board or WLANAB for short, is a subsidiary organisation of the Wireless LAN Association (WLA). It is the operational arm of the WLA, made up of WLA members who wish to ensure that as Wireless LAN technology becomes an increasingly mission critical resource to many organisations, WLAN networks are designed, delivered and verified in alignment with industry best practices.
Officially formed in November 2016, the WLANAB is collectively working towards creating standardised best practices for the end to end delivery of WLAN networks. The WLANAB is strictly a vendor-neutral, aiming to improve the quality of WLAN networks deployed across all organisations around the globe.
The WLANAB has a number of sub-committees that undertake the work packages required and deliver the required standards documentation.
The efforts of the WLANAB are currently focused on the creation of 4 documents that define the end to end process of WLAN delivery. This is broken down in to four phases: Assessment, Design, Installation and Validation. A standards document (“book”) will be defined for each phase. Each book is assigned a colour for ease of reference. They are:
- Red book: WLAN Assessment
- Blue book: WLAN Design
- White book: WLAN Installation
- Green book: WLAN Validation
Membership of the WLANAB is open to all WLA members who are willing to share their knowledge, expertise and passion, and wish to contribute to the ongoing efforts and aims of the WLANAB.
(The Wireless LAN Association is a Non Profit Corporation registered in the USA.)