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April 5, 2016

Representatives from every segment of the consumer technology industry will meet in San Diego this week for the CTA Technology & Standards Forum to discuss how best to develop industry standards and shape the future of consumer technology. With US shipments of 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV sets having reached four million by the end of 2015, more than 200% up on the previous year according to the Consumer Electronics Association, the need for cohesive industry standards for wireless video delivery is strong. 


March 31, 2016

Open Scalable File Systems (OpenSFS) today announced the release of Lustre® 2.8.0, the fastest and most scalable parallel file system. OpenSFS, founded in 2010 to advance Lustre development, is the premier non-profit organization promoting the use of Lustre and advancing its capabilities through coordinated releases of the Lustre file system.


March 21, 2016

AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving open standards-based deterministic networking is a key Sponsor of the second-annual Conference on Time Sensitive Networking and Applications (TSNA), taking place April 12-13, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in San Jose, CA. TSNA 2016 features two days covering how standard Ethernet is used for deterministic communications and time synchronization With an in-depth and diverse agenda featuring a powerhouse line-up of leaders and speakers from IT, industrial, automotive and AV industries and an evening reception and networking dinner.


March 16, 2016

The InfiniBand® Trade Association (IBTA), a global organization dedicated to maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand™ specification, today announced the availability of its October 2015 InfiniBand Combined Cable and Device Integrators' List and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) Interoperability List. Last October, Plugfest 28 attendees tested a variety of InfiniBand devices, including Host Channel Adapters (HCAs), switches, SCSI Remote Protocol (SRP) targets and cables. Of particular note, there was an increase in EDR 100 Gb/s InfiniBand products compared to Plugfest 27. This trend underscores the continued industry demand for InfiniBand-based systems capable of higher bandwidth and faster performance.


March 16, 2016

The RF Energy Alliance (RFEA) released its initial solid-state RF energy (SSRFE) specification, the “RF Power Amplifier (PA) Roadmap: Residential Appliances.” The document marks the first time cross-value chain representatives have collectively defined and specified current and future SSRFE PA modules. Notably, the Roadmap demonstrates that PA modules can be cost competitive to current magnetron-based solutions within a decade. This establishes mass-market viability of what has been considered a cost-prohibitive and complex technology.  


March 3, 2016

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) today announced more influential speakers for its 2016 Global Summit, which will be held in Bogota, Colombia (26-28 April2016). Latin America offers many opportunities to innovatively increase spectrum supply and availability, and the region is already steadily progressing towards closing the digital divide through small pilot projects utilizing spectrum sharing technologies in unassigned and otherwise unused UHF broadcast frequencies. The Global Summit will welcome key stakeholders and regulators to address the many opportunities which spectrum sharing technologies can create, including achieving global connectivity through affordable broadband, enabling the Internet of Things, and alleviating the spectrum crunch.


February 16, 2016

The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO), the consortium dedicated to sustaining the quality, integrity and dissemination of the Serial ATA (SATA™) technology, announced publication of the SATA Revision 3.3 Specification and Unified Test Document (UTD) 1.5. The latest SATA specification introduces new features that enable higher capacity, reliability and flexibility for SATA-based products. SATA-IO Members can access the specification here while non-members can purchase the specification here.


February 10, 2016

Today, the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) announced the availability an important update for developers that will help organizations swiftly navigate the OIC’s resources to quickly take advantage of the technologies and infrastructure developed, furthering standardization for the Internet of Things (IoT).  IoT can only scale and be truly realized when all “things” are capable of interacting with each other regardless of their underlying technology. oneIoTa and OIC are the first to deliver on this promise.


February 2, 2016

The Green Grid® Association, the global authority on effective and accountable resource efficiency across the entire information and communications technology (ICT) ecosystem, has released the full conference agenda for its 2016 Forum and Members Meeting, which will be held March 8-9 in Seattle.


January 29, 2016

When the same USB cable works in both your laptop and TV, you don’t question it. You’re just glad it works. The same goes for your Bluetooth devices, cloud-computing services, WiFi networks, etc.

The credit for that interoperability lies with the nonprofit standards consortiums — organizations whose missions it is to ensure tech innovations are truly universal.


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