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100G CLR4 Alliance
Develops open, multi-vendor specifications for small, cost-effective, lower power optical transceivers in data centres using duplex single-mode fibre

American High-Performance Buildings Coalition (AHPBC)
Develops and promotes green building codes, standards, rating systems and credits

Application Home Initiative, The (TAHI)
Develops solutions for issues surrounding connected homes

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line Forum (DSL Forum)
Promoted DSL broadband adoption *Now Broadband Forum

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Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI)
Professional association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry

BuildingSMART
Develops and promotes software application information exchange in the construction industry

BuildingSMART Alliance
Develops and promotes support programs for digital technology in the property industry

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DSL Forum (DSLF)
Promoted the development of broadband DSL *Now the Broadband Forum

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Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)
Develops and promotes networking standards and infrastructure

Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council Europe
Promotes the availability of fiber-based, ultra-high speed access networks to consumers and businesses (Europe)

Fieldbus Foundation
Develops and maintains the fieldbus digital communications and integrated system architecture

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Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI)
Supports ready access to geographic information

Grid-Interop Forum
Develops and promotes the creation of a more efficient, reliable, and resilient electric system

GridEcon
Developed and promoted a bid matching algorithm tailored specifically for the trading of computing power *Inactive since 2009

Gridwise Architecture Council (GWAC)
Promotes interoperation between system components

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High Definition Power Line Communication (HD-PLC)
Develops and promotes technology which uses existing electric power lines for data transmission

HiperLAN2 Global Forum (H2GF)
Supported the ETSI HiperLan2 wireless standard

HomeRF Working Group (HRFWG)
Maintained a wireless network standard optimized for homes and small businesses

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Initiative for Open Authentication (OATH)
Develops an open reference architecture for the universal adoption of strong authentication practices

InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS)
Develops and promotes Information and Communications Technologies standardization

Internet 2
Develops Internet network applications and technologies

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Develops and promotes IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Promotes and facilitates improvements in Internet architecture

Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)
Promotes research about Internet protocols, applications, architecture and technology

Internet System Consortium (ISC)
Develops and promotes Open Source reference implementations of core Internet protocols

Interoperability Clearinghouse (ICH)
Promotes mechanisms for assuring the successful implementation of enterprise technology solutions

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KNX Association
Develops and promotes the KNX standard

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LandXML.org
Developed and promoted a non-proprietary data standard (LandXML) *Ceased operations November 31, 2012

Learning Content Management System (LCMS) Council
Promoted market awareness of learning content management system infrastructures

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Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance
Promotes open specifications for interfaces to mobile application processors

Multimedia Communications Forum (MMCF)
Developed multimedia communications architectures and solutions

Multimedia Mobile Access Communications Systems Promotion Council (MMAC-PC)
Developed high-speed wireless multimedia

Multiservice Switching Forum (MSF)
Develops and promotes open-architecture, multi-service switching systems

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National Cyber Security Partnership (NCSP)
Develops security strategies for US information infrastructure (U.S.)

National Industrial Information Infrastructure Protocols (NIIIP) Consortium
Developed standards for multi-vendor government contract fulfillment and other purposes

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Object Management Group (OMG)
Develops enterprise integration standards (including modeling standards such as UML and MDA) for a range of technologies and industries

Open Applications Group (OAG)
Promotes best practices and standards for application integration

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Develops geo information systems standards

Open Grid Forum (OGF)
Promotes global standardization of grid computing

Organization for Manufacturing Automation and Control (OMAC)
Promotes open architecture control technologies

OSGi Alliance
Develops specifications for modular assembly of software built with Java technology

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PXI Systems Alliance
Develops, promotes, and maintains the PXI Specification for the measurement and automation of PC technology

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RapidIO Trade Association
Develops and promotes the RapidIO Interconnect Architecture for high-performance packet-switched, interconnect technology

Remote Direct Memory Access Consortium (RDMA)
Develops specifications for remote direct memory access over TCP/IP

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Scope Alliance (SCOPE)
Promoted the deployment of carrier grade base platforms for service provider applications

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Consortium
Promoted the adoption of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Special Interest Group 3D (SIG 3D)
Promotes the use of 3D geoinformation in all possible application areas

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T-Engine Forum
Develops, researches and promotes the T-Engine architecture

Telecommunications Information Networking Architecture Consortium (TINA-C)
Developed a common software architecture for telecommunications

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UnitedLinux
Developed a common base Linux distribution for enterprise use

Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)
Promotes the use of spatial information and information technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems

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VFEA International Trade Association (VITA)
Develops and promotes real-time, modular embedded computing systems

VXIbus Consortium
Develops and promotes an open standard platform for commercial ATE systems

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Wireless World Research Forum
Develops and promotes wireless research and standardization

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