In the News

June 5, 2018

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today reported it successfully hosted its seventh consecutive IEEE 802.3™ Interim Meeting during the week of May 21 –5, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. The meeting demonstrated that after 45 years of disruptive innovation, Ethernet, the world’s most popular networking technology, remains poised to break new ground again, particularly in the rapidly diversifying application space.

May 31, 2018

USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the support organization for the advancement and adoption of USB technology, today announced a USB HID (Human Interface Device) standard for braille displays, representing a collaborative step toward greater technological accessibility for people who are blind or have low vision. The standard will make it easier to use a braille display across operating systems and different types of hardware. It will also simplify development, removing the need or braille devices to have custom software and drivers created or a particular operating system or screen reader.

May 8, 2018

Today, at its Annual Members Meeting, the CBRS Alliance launched the OnGo™ brand. OnGo represents uncompromised wireless connectivity – enabled by spectrum sharing in the 3.5 GHz band – that will fuel innovation in industrial IoT (IIoT) applications and expand indoor and outdoor coverage and capacity for new Private LTE and neutral host business opportunities.

April 23, 2018

Avnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving open, standards-based deterministic networking, is participating in TSN education and demonstrated interoperability at HANNOVER MESSE, where the industry s experiencing a momentum boost for IEEE Time Sensitive Networking (TSN).

April 12, 2018

Trusted Computing Group (TCG) and members Infineon, Microsoft and OnBoard Security will host a workshop on securing the vulnerable IoT on  May 30, 2018, at the Internet of Things North America (@IOTShow) conference.
IoT and embedded systems and networks remain highly vulnerable to attacks, whether malicious or accidental. These attacks result in lost personal and corporate data, legal fines, loss of customer trust and loss of services – or they can also shut down critical infrastructure, from oil and gas pipelines to manufacturing to the financial system.

April 11, 2018

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) congratulates the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) for publishing its regulations on the use of Television White Space (TVWS). Marking a huge step forward for South Africa in enabling affordable broadband through dynamic spectrum access technologies, the achievement highlights the progress in the adoption of TVWS regulations around the world.

March 12, 2018

The HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry group tasked with promoting and advancing the HDBaseT standard, has become an affiliate of Worlddidac, the global trade association dedicated to the development of education worldwide.  As an affiliate, the HDBaseT Alliance will work closely with Worlddidac to promote the most suitable audiovisual infrastructure for the classrooms of today and the future.

March 6, 2018

ATIS and the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) today announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote technical interworking between OCF and Internet of Things (IoT) standards. ATIS brings together the leading information and communications technology companies to advance the industry’s business imperatives.  OCF is one of the largest industrial connectivity standards organization for the Internet of Things (IoT). Under the MoU, ATIS and OCF members will cooperate to develop an open source implementation of an interworking proxy as a pivotal step in facilitating seamless user access to a wide range of IoT services for commercial products through use of the oneM2M global standards.

February 12, 2018

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has expressed concern to the Federal Communications Commission FCC) that changes to the Priority Access License (PAL) and other rules, first requested by petitioners and now proposed by the Commission, are both unnecessary and counterproductive to enabling the fullest use of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band. 

January 16, 2018

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today announced the certification of the first 37 Power over Ethernet (PoE) products through its new PoE certification program. Products from multiple Ethernet industry leaders ere tested at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory(UNH-IOL) in Durham, N.H. Newly certified products range from component level evaluation boards, to power sourcing equipment (PSE) enterprise switches, to midspan PoE power sources. Complete details of certified products are available via the program’s public registry at