The IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (ISTO) recently added two new resources, Maria Palombini and Joshua Gay, with vast expertise in blockchain and open source technologies respectively. Maria joined with a directive to build communities and advance initiatives to develop standards for enterprise adoption of emerging technologies. Her work includes building communities of technologists, industry executives, academic researchers and industry [...]
For industry associations, conducting meetings in a large room with many participants can prove to be a challenge; resulting in poor or no audio and endless echoes that can slow a meeting to a crawl. The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) found a way to address these issues. WPC is an open, standards development group of more than 220 company members based [...]
In case you missed it, the September edition of Inside ISTO is now available online. Read up on the latest ISTO Federation programs such as MIPI Alliance, Wireless Power Consortium, Fairhair Alliance and TagVault.org to name a few. There's also important information about next year's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect in May 2018.
What is the GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to protect European Union (EU) citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world. Under the GDPR, individuals will have more control over their online presence and personal information. Organizations controlling data, like industry alliances and trade associations, will be responsible for keeping this personal data secure. [...]
ISTO supports a wide range of industry technologies, including high-performance computing (HPC). The OpenCAPI Consortium is an open forum to manage the OpenCAPI specification and ecosystem. This initiative is being driven by the emerging accelerated computing and advanced memory/storage solutions that have introduced significant system bottlenecks in today’s current open bus protocols and requires a technical solution that is openly available.
The June 2017 ISTO newsletter is now available. Read the latest news on TagVault.org, Wireless Power Consortium, and Digital Illumination Interface Alliance to name a few. You can also get the latest on the upcoming MIPI DevCon events upcoming in October.
Norman Shaw, director of new business and product development at IEEE, has authored a new white paper—Motivations Behind Alliances. The purpose of this paper is to outline the motivations behind the growth of alliances as a means of advancing the goals and objectives of individual organizations/companies, especially those working in technology markets. It is hoped that what follows will assist the [...]
The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) has acquired the trademarks relating to DALI lighting products and systems via IEEE Industry Standards and Industry Organization (ISTO). These trademarks include the original DALI logo, the new DALI-2 logo, and the DALI wordmark for use in lighting applications. DiiA is an open, global consortium of lighting companies that promotes the adoption of lighting-control systems using DALI technology. The trademark acquisition [...]
This statement aims to foster global development of indoor public space venue maps as Open Data to unleash the opportunities for indoor Location-Based Services (i-LBS). The signers of this statement recommend that i-LBS be based on indoor maps that are readily accessible via agreed upon open standards and are made available as open data where possible. Indoor venue maps as the [...]
Mike Violette (left) accepts his service award from ISTO Board Secretary, Roger Martin (right). Roger Martin, ISTO Board Secretary, recently presented Mike Violette with a service award for his time as an ISTO director. Presenting on behalf of the ISTO Board of Directors, Roger met Mike for lunch in May 2017 and handed over an award for service to [...]