Devices with the capability to be charged wirelessly are more and more common these days—but have you ever wondered how one mobile handset can seamlessly interact with wireless chargers from a host of different manufacturers? You can thank the members of The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) for creating the Qi wireless charging standard. Qi certified devices cut the cord normally required [...]
ISTO has released a new white paper - "Certification Programs: Different Models That Work". A critical component of standards and specifications involves testing and certification of compliance. This report discusses why certification is such an important component of standardization and outlines the most common mechanisms by which certification is accomplished. Read Certification Programs: Different Models That Work" today. [...]
The March 2018 edition of Inside ISTO is now available. Read up on the latest ISTO member program happenings related to Smart Cities, Automotive Technology, and the Internet of Things to name a few. You can also read about our new white papers and get the results from the recent ISTO director election. Check out the newsletter now!
Myron Slota has been re-elected to the ISTO Board of Directors for a two-year term beginning 1 January 2018. Myron Slota has over thirty years in technology leadership that included silicon development, OEM business development, system design and Power microprocessor design and bring-up. In addition, Mr. Slota accepted the role to grow the Power ecosystem by contributing towards the establishment of [...]
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.