PISCATAWAY, NJ, 20 July, 2010 – The IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO), the premier trusted partner of the global technology community for the development, adoption, and certification of industry standards, announces Unified Testing Initiative (UTI) as the latest high-tech consortia to join its federation. Recently launched as an independent organization, UTI is home to the Java Verified Program.

For the past year UTI has been working to ensure the new self-governing and self-funded organization meets the evolving quality assurance requirements of mobile application developers worldwide. The IEEE-ISTO provides the legal and administrative infrastructure to facilitate UTI’s evolution as an independent organization.

“We are pleased to support UTI in their ongoing effort to meet the requirements of the mobile application ecosystem,” said Peter Lefkin, marketing and business development executive, IEEE-ISTO.

UTI is an industry-approved, not-for-profit mobile application testing body, run for the industry by the industry. The organization develops testing and de-fragmentation initiatives for the mobile industry and provides and continues to evolve a common testing standard for mobile platforms: initially, but not exclusively, for the Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME). Java ME is the world’s most broadly deployed mobile runtime, utilized by 9 of the top 10 handset manufacturers and powers nearly 3 billion phones in over 150 countries worldwide.

“By providing a solid legal infrastructure and reliable program administration, IEEE-ISTO enables Unified Testing Initiative to focus its energies on running its Java Verified Program and delivering quality, cost-effective Java ME applications to market,” said Martin Wrigley, Acting Chair of UTI and Chair of Java Verified. UTI leadership includes representation from AT&T, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Oracle, Orange, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Vodafone. More information about UTI is available at www.javaverified.com.

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IEEE-ISTO is the premier trusted partner of the global technology community for the development, adoption, and certification of industry standards. A federation of member programs, its mission is to facilitate the life-cycle of industry standards development through a dedicated staff committed to offering vendor neutrality, quality support and member satisfaction. Fostering the market acceptance, adoption and implementation of standardized technologies, IEEE-ISTO Programs span the spectrum of today’s information and communications technologies. IEEE-ISTO is the recipient of the 2010 Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Achievement Award which recognizes success in driving market acceptance, adoption and implementation of standardized technologies. For more information, visit www.isto.wpengine.com.

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