ISTO recently published a new white paper: Emerging Technologies and the New Face of Standards. The purpose of this paper is to specifically outline activities outside of the traditional standards development path that have been brought to bear to develop standards in today’s technical environment. This paper specifically investigates non-traditional standards initiatives such as Blockchain and Open Source. The report focuses [...]
The 2016 audit for ISTO and its programs have been successfully completed. For the 15th consecutive year, all entities received an unmodified or “clean” opinion. An unmodified opinion states that the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position, results of operations, and cash flows of the entity in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The 2016 [...]
The TALQ Consortium is establishing a globally accepted standard for management software interfaces to control and monitor heterogeneous smart city applications. This software protocol enables cities and municipalities to choose future-proof, interoperable and open solutions for Smart Street Lighting and other Smart City Applications from various vendors. The video above shows how the TALQ Smart City Protocol is implemented by both [...]
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 [...]