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3D Industry Forum (3DIF)
Promoted 3D technology and standards

Advanced Access Content System
Develops a specification for managing content stored on prerecorded and recorded optical media

Advanced Authority Format (AAF)
Promotes multi-vendor, cross-platform interoperability for computer-based digital video production *Became The Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) in January 2000

Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. (AMWA)
Develops and promotes File Interchange Formats, including the Advanced Authoring Format (AAF)

Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC)
Develops voluntary standards for digital television

Documented interoperability requirements for IP Telephony and Multimedia applications

Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB)
Develops and promotes standardization of new radio systems (JPN)

Audio Engineering Society (AES)
Promotes the professional audio technology industry

AVnu Alliance
Promotes the adoption of the IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video bridging (AVB) standards

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BD+ Technologies LLC
Develops and promotes Blu-Ray Disc content protection technology

Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA)
Promotes Blu-ray Disc technology for use in DVD media and players

British Interactive Multimedia Association (BIMA)
Promotes and represents the UK interactive and digital media industry (United Kingdom)

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

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Cable Europe
Promotes digital TV, broadband internet and telephony collaborative services (Europe)

Develops new cable telecommunications technologies to facilitate interoperability

CoaXPress (CXP)
Develops and promotes a high speed serial communication standard over coaxial cable

CompactFlash Association
Develops industry standards for flash-based memory cards targeting the professional imaging, video and industrial markets

Connected Media Experience, Inc.
Develops and promotes a technical standard for enhanced digital media packages

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DASH Industry Forum
Develops and promotes the market adoption of MPEG-DASH video

DASH Promoters Group
Develops and promotes the adoption of the MPEG-DASH standard in the market

Digital Audio Visual Counsel (DAVIC)
Promoted audio-visual interoperable standards

Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI)
Develops digital cinema specifications

Digital Data Exchange (DDEX)
Develops and supports digital distribution of music and other digital content

Digital Display Working Group, The (DDWG)
Developed industry specifications based on the interface between digital displays and high performance PCs *Inactive since 2001

Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE)
Develops standards for the digital distribution of premium Hollywood content

Digital Interactive Interface for Video & Audio (DiiVA)
Promoted the global interactive consumer electronics and home networking standard

Digital Interoperability Forum (DIF)
Promotes interactive digital television and multimedia services

Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM)
Promotes the digitizing of AM bands below 30 MHz

Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB)
Develops and maintains standards for the digital television and data services industry

DVD Copy Control Association, The (DVD CCA)
Licenses the Content Scramble System (CSS) on DVD and Blu-rays to protect copyrighted material from theft

DVD Forum
Promotes and develops the DVD Format, its technical capabilities, improvements, and innovations

DVD Rewritable Alliance (DVD+RW)
Develops and promotes a universal rewritable DVD format

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Embedded Vision Alliance (EVA)
Promotes embedded vision technology usage by embedded system designers

European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Promotes and represents the European broadcasting industry

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Future of Broadcast Television (FOBTV)
Develops and promotes a unified next-generation broadcast television system

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Gaming Standards Association (GSA)
Develops and promotes standards for the gaming industry

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Promoted a network architecture for Home Audio Video Interoperability *Inactive since 2001

HDbaseT Alliance
Develops and promotes a single LAN cable to replace multiple cables and connectors in the home entertainment environment

HDMI Forum
Develops and promotes the HDMI Specification and related Compliance Test Specification

HDMI Licensing, LLC
Promotes the HDMI standard and provides education on the benefits of the HDMI specification to adopters, retailers and consumers

HDPV Alliance
Develops and promotes lower cost and higher performance Photovoltaic (PV) systems

High Definition Closed Circuit Television (HDccTV) Alliance
Promotes and manages HDcctv

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

High-Definition Audio-Video Network Alliance (HANA)
Developed and promoted the sharing of premium quality HD content across audio-video devices *Dissolved in 2009; the 1394 Trade Association assumed control of all HANA-generated intellectual property

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Develops and promotes standards for broadcast and broadband delivery through connected TVs and set-top boxes (Europe)

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Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
Promotes interactive media to increase market share

Interactive Multimedia Association (IMA)
Developed and promoted multimedia standards

International Color Consortium (ICC)
Promotes the use and adoption of open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management systems

International Commission on Illumination (CIE)
Develops standards of metrology in the fields of light and lighting

International MHEG Promotion Alliance (IMPALA)
Promotes public standard hybrid interactive TV middleware

International Multimedia Telecommunication Consortium (IMTC)
Promotes telecommunications media

International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC)
Promoted packet-based network technologies and markets

Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA)
Developed and promoted specifications to enable streaming media over the Internet *Merged with MPEGIF in 2010, which in turn merged with the Open IPTV Forum in 2012.

iVDR Consortium
Develops and promotes a removable hard drive disk compatible with a broad range of electronic devices

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Khronos Group
Develops open standards APIs

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Laser Illuminated Projector Alliance (LIPA)
Develops and promotes laser-based projection techniques

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Metadata Working Group (MWG)
Develops and promotes the preservation and seamless interoperability of digital image metadata, interoperability and availability

MIDI Manufacturers Association
Develops and promotes digital interface standards for the music industry

Mobile 500 Alliance
Develops partnerships to accelerate the nationwide availability of a commercial mobile digital television service

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Develops and promotes the connecting of mobile phones and portable devices to other consumer electronics (CE) devices

MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF)
Promotes the MPEG-4 standard *Merged with the Open IPTV Forum in 2012

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

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

Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)
Promoted distribution of digital video and entertainment through existing coaxial cable in the home

Music Encoding Initiative (MEI)
Develops and promotes an XML-based schema for musical notation

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Open Control Architecture (OCA) Alliance
Develops the standardization of the Open Control Architecture (OCA) as a media networking system control standard for professional applications

Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFi)
Promotes and develops NAND Flash integration into consumer electronic products

Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF)
Develops and promotes the adoption of interoperability specifications for network video in the security market

Open Video Alliance
Promotes technologies, policies, and practices in online video

Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC)
Develops and promotes user video-capable communications with interconnected service providers

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PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA)
Promotes the growth and improvement of PC gaming

Plugin Alliance
Develops and promotes a user friendly audio plugin Standard that supports all major plugin formats

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RVU Alliance
Develops specifications for RVU technology including a full-featured pixel accurate Remote User Interface (RUI)

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Satellite Interference Reduction Group (sIRG)
Develops and promotes practical improvements in the satellite reception industry intended to reduce satellite interference and loss

Semiconductor 3D Equipment and Materials Consortium (EMC-3D)
Developed a cost-effective TSV (thru-silicon-via) for 3D chip stacking and MEMS integration

Smart TV Alliance
Develops and promotes a platform to create interactive content on consumers' TV screens

Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
Professional association providing technical training, certification and standards

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
Promotes the development of motion picture standards

Spectra Logic
Develops backup and archive solutions for secondary storage

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Telematics Suppliers Consortium (TSC)
Developed and promoted connectivity from fixed service facilities to standard vehicle interfaces

The 4Ever Project
Promotes and engages in research regarding enhanced television viewing experience through HEVC and Ultra High Definition TV (France)

The Digital Media Project (DMP)
Promotes the continuing development, deployment and use of Digital Media

The Open IPTV Forum
Develops standards for end-end IPTV services

TV Anytime Forum
Developed audio-visual specifications for high-volume digital storage

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Unified Display Interface (UDI)
Promoted the UDI digital video interface specification (based on Digital Visual Interface)

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Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA)
Promotes and develops display and display interface standards

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WiMedia Alliance
Promotes the regulation, standardization and interoperability of ultra-wideband (UWB) worldwide

Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI)
Promotes wireless uncompressed HD video delivery throughout the home

Wireless Speaker & Audio (WiSA)
Promotes the adoption of WiSA-enabled compliant products by fostering interoperability compliance testing between CE devices and high-performance wireless speakers

World DAB Forum
Promotes DAB Digital Radio

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Xiph.Org Foundation
Develops and promotes open source, multimedia related projects

XMPP Standards Foundation
Develops open protocols for presence, instant messaging, and real-time communication and collaboration on top of the IETF's Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP)

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