New ISTO White Paper Highlights Emerging Technologies and the New Face of Standards

Posted: 2018-01-31 16:12:33

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...

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ISTO Successfully Passes 2016 Financial Audit

Posted: 2017-12-18 21:10:55

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...

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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 shows how the TALQ Smart...

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ISTO Welcomes New Staff With Expertise in Blockchain and Open Source

Posted: 2017-11-18 17:47:52

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,...

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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; 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...

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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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