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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.

January 25, 2016

There are many reasons why people might want to distribute a multimedia to more than one output in your home. Perhaps you want to connect your set top box to more than one television in your home as part of a connected multimedia house. Or perhaps you wish to send multimedia content across many different outputs at your business – for example, in a sports bar. If this is something you have an interest in doing then you definitely want to learn everything you need to know about HDBaseT splitters.

January 12, 2016

AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving open, standards-based deterministic networking announces an expanded education initiative at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2016. The half-day education training ishosted at the RAI the day before the ISE show floor opens. AVnu Alliance has been named an official InfoComm International Renewal Unit (RU) Provider for the training event. AVnu Alliance members will also provide expanded education with a series of presentations and a Master Class taking place during the ISE show program.

December 16, 2015

There was plenty of technology unleashed upon the world this year. A ton of pay-with-your-phone systems. Quite a few virtual-reality products. Sense-and-avoid technology in drones.

But one new technology will affect everybody on earth who uses a phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. A technology that will save us time, money, and frustration. A breakthrough that will even keep tons of e-waste out of the landfills.