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March 12, 2019

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) industry consortium have come up with validation software that can be used with any device and could go a long way to securing the supply chain for computing devices.

NSA Research and TCG worked for two years with Intel to develop the software and standards for a supply chain validation process, NSA said. Essentially, certificates defined by TCG and containing attributes about a device are created during manufacturing and delivered with that device in the Trusted Platform Module (TPM), which keeps the information secure during the process. NSA’s Host Integrity at Runtime and Startup (HIRS) software taps into that information in order to validate the source of components, linking it to the manufacturer.

March 4, 2019

The USB Promoter Group today announced the pending release of the USB4 specification, a major update to deliver the next generation USB architecture that compliments and builds on the existing USB 3.2 and USB 2.0 architectures.  The USB4 architecture is based on the Thunderbolt™ protocol specification recently contributed by Intel Corporation.  It doubles the bandwidth of USB and enables multiple simultaneous data and display protocols.

February 18, 2019

AirFuel™ Alliance, the authority on next-generation wireless power technology and standards, is hosting the second annual AirFuel Developers Forum to empower companies around the world to design, develop, and bring to market products with AirFuel Resonant and RF technologies.  The AirFuel Developers Forum will include expert speakers, presentations on key technical topics, and hands-on support to improve collaboration, inspire innovation, and broaden the ecosystem of interoperable products and public infrastructure solutions. 

February 5, 2019

The HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry association tasked with promoting and advancing the HDBaseT standard, will be showcasing the latest AV solutions powered by HDBaseT, guaranteeing interoperability with certified products for a plug-and-play AV experience. More than 100 members will be present at ISE, and the Alliance will be hosting 14 members in its stand (5-S110).

December 13, 2018

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today announced it had been recognized by the IEEE Standards Association(IEEE-SA) for its Power ver Ethernet (PoE) Certification Program. The IEEE-SA Conformity assessment Award was conferred on the Ethernet Alliance during the standards body’s annual awards ceremony on December 2, 2018. Also honored at the event was Ethernet Alliance Board of Directors member, David Chalupsky of Intel Corporation, who received the IEEE-SA Standards medallion for his leadership in standards development enabling ever increasing and practical server access, including BASE-T and highspeed electrical interfaces.

December 11, 2018

The MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, today released MIPI I3C Basic v1.0, a subset of the MIPI I3C specification that bundles the most commonly needed I3C features for developers and other standards organizations.

December 4, 2018

The MulteFire Alliance, an independent, diverse and international member-driven consortium that is defining and promoting MulteFire® technology – LTE technology operating in unlicensed bands – today announced the completion of its Release 1.1 specification that is optimized for IoT. Adding support for eMTC-U and NB-IoT-U, as well as support for additional spectrum bands, the Release 1.1 specification delivers more robust wireless network capabilities for Industrial IoT and Enterprises to meet their specific requirements for performance, latency, security and mobility.

November 16, 2018

‘The key to consumer connectivity needs and interoperability is standardisation and certification of devices’ – that was the message given by the Marketing Chair of HomeGrid Forum, Livia Rosu at this year’s Total Telecom Congress.

Speaking at the event roundtable with consumers and operators, “Living a smart lifestyle in a smart city: moving towards a smart connectivity future” which took place in London at the end of October, Livia Rosu explained: “As consumers demand faster and higher-capacity Wi-Fi throughout the entire home, mesh networks are growing in popularity to deliver uniform coverage. To be able to ensure full Internet of Things (IoT) coverage and quality user experience, demand for backbone is only going to grow.”

November 14, 2018

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today announced its next Ethernet Alliance Higher Speed Networking Plugfest for port data rates ranging from 25 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) to 400 Gb/s. The weeklong event—beginning Dec. 3, 2018, at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) in Durham, New Hampshire—will allow Ethernet Alliance members, equipment manufacturers, test and measurement professionals, etc. to test and improve interoperability of their olutions. In addition, members of the 100G Lambda Multisource Agreement MSA) Group also are invited to attend the plugfest, under terms of a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) between that industry consortium and the Ethernet Alliance.

November 12, 2018

The HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry group tasked with promoting and advancing the HDBaseT standard, is pleased to announce the establishment of the HDBaseT Medical Work Group to develop an industry standard for secure medical connectivity. HDBaseT is the ultimate technology for high performance digital connectivity, enabling the convergence of audio & video, Ethernet, controls, USB and power over a single Cat6 cable for up to 100m, or even longer distances with fiber.