TALQ Consortium: The Smart City Protocol

Posted: 2017-12-12 19:08:35

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 show how the TALQ Smart...

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The Wireless Power Consortium Shares a Meeting Hack for Industry Associations

Posted: 2017-10-12 15:00:01

For industry associations, conducting meetings in a large room with many participants can prove to be a challenge. Bad, or no audio and endless echoes 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...

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September 2017 ISTO Newsletter is Live

Posted: 2017-10-03 13:30:20

  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 to name a few. There's also important information about next year's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect in...

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Key Things Industry Alliances Need to Know about the GDPR

Posted: 2017-09-27 12:59:38

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...

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ISTO and High-Performance Computing - The OpenCAPI Consortium

Posted: 2017-07-28 15:34:21

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...

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The latest ISTO newsletter is now available

Posted: 2017-07-10 18:33:50

The June 2017 ISTO newsletter is now available. Read the latest news on, 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....

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Motivations Behind Alliances white paper explores the value an alliance can provide.

Posted: 2017-06-14 18:47:43

Norman Shaw, director of new business and product development at IEEE, has authored a 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.

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DiiA acquires DALI trademarks

Posted: 2017-06-10 13:48:29

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...

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The InLocation Alliance's Global Statement for Indoor Maps as Accessible, Open Data

Posted: 2017-06-08 13:56:41

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...

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ISTO Presents service award to past director Mike Violette

Posted: 2017-05-12 15:19:53

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 the ISTO Federation. Mike served as a director from 2013-2016....

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2017 Annual Member Meeting Recap

Posted: 2017-03-28 17:43:16

On 23 February, ISTO held it's annual member meeting at the Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort and Marina, Stuart, Florida. Delegates from each ISTO federation member alliance came together to share strategies, demonstrate accomplishments, identify possible synergies and build relationships. Member Program presentations were offered a valuable opportunity for participants to learn from their fellow...

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ISTO Successfully Passes Audit for 2015

Posted: 2016-12-12 17:42:44

The 2015 audit for ISTO and its programs have been successfully completed. 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). This has...

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