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Click on a consortium name to view a description of that consortium and to access links that will take you to its homepage, supported standards and (if available) its IPR policy.


10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance
Promotes the introduction of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet into the networking market

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

100VG-Anylan Forum
Promoted the 100VG-AnyLan, IEEE 802.12 standard

Apdex Alliance
Develops and promotes the Apdex, an application performance metric

ARCNET Trade Association (ATA)
Promotes the use of ARCNET technology

Association for Enterprise Integration (AFEI)
Promotes enterprise integration across industries

ATM Local Telephony Alliance (ALTA)
Developed and promoted hardware and software solutions for local networks by using asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) technology

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Promoted blade server solutions

Broadband Content Delivery Forum (BCDF)
Addressed business and technology issues affecting end-to-end delivery of broadband content

Broadband Services Forum
Focused on the business of broadband *Became Broadband Forum

Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI)
Developed standards to promote BPM on the network and internet

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Care Connectivity Consortium
Develops a single stream of electronic health records

Content Alliance
Fostered and promoted interoperability of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)

ControlNet International
Develops ControlNet technology and supports vendors and users of ControlNet products

Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS)
Develops and promotes standards among informatics professionals (Europe)

Cytel Dose-Funding Consortium
Develops modeling and simulation software technology for the design and implementation of dose-finding studies

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DataPortability Project
Promotes the ease of movement between network services

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
Promotes the development of a home wireless interoperable network

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Enterprise Grid Alliance
Developed enterprise grid solutions

Develops and promotes interoperability between electronic health record systems (Europe)

Ethernet Alliance
Promotes the advancement of technology and products based on both existing and emerging IEEE 802 Ethernet standards

Ethernet User Alliance
Promoted the Ethernet Standard

Extend The Internet Alliance (ETI)
Developed networking and remote management solutions for intelligent devices

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

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

FlexRay Consortium
Developed requirements for a communication system for future automotive applications *Disbanded in 2009.

Frame Relay Forum (FRF)
Promoted the implementation of Frame Relay standards

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Global Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Industry Forum (GIIF)
Promoted the growth of the ISDN industry *Ceased operations in 2005

Global Organization for Multi-Vendor Integration Protocol (GO-MVIP)
Promoted the MVIP standard for the computer telephony field

Global System for Mobile Association (GSMA)
Promotes the creation of a global wireless communications network

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

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

Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST)
Develops and promotes the adoption of health information systems and exchanges

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Promotes use of healthcare information technology and management systems

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

High Performance Network Forum (HNF)
Promoted High Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI) networking

Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA)
Developed phoneline networking interoperability standards *Merged with HomeGrid Forum May 2013

Hybrid Memory Consortium (HMC)
Develops and promotes HMC Integration into a wide variety of systems, platforms and applications

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IDB Forum
Promoted integration of IDB networking

IGRS Alliance
Develops interoperability standards and product compliancy (China)

InfiniBand Trade Association (ITA)
Promotes the InfiniBand architecture

Infranet Initiative
Promoted and developed infranet technologies

Innovation Value Institute (IVI)
Promotes a global standard to realize the business value of IT investments

Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)
Develops, maintains, and promotes technology standards in multiple industries, including aerospace systems, computers, telecommunications, biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics

Internet 2
Develops Internet network applications and technologies

IPSO Alliance
Develops and promotes IP as the protocol for sensor and control networks, or "smart objects"

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LonMark International
Develops and promotes integration of open, multi-vendor control systems utilizing ANSI/EIA/CEA 709.1 and related standards

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Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)
Promotes optical Ethernet technology

MPLS and Frame Relay Alliance
Promoted the deployment of multi-vendor, multi-service label switching networks and associated applications

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Network Processing Forum (NPF)
Developed network processing standards for next-generation networking and telecommunications products

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Develops and promotes specifications to ensure the global functionality of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications systems

OPC Foundation
Promotes interoperability in automation

Open Data Center Alliance
Promotes the definition and standardization of requirements for next generation long term data centers and cloud infrastructure

Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA)
Develops and supports network technologies built on the Common Industrial Protocol

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

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

Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
Promotes and develops Software-Defined Networking (SDN) through open standards development

OpenSG User's Group (OSGug)
Develops and promotes advanced metering infrastructures and demand response solutions

Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF)
Promotes the development and deployment of interoperable products and services for data switching and routing using optical networking technologies

Develops, maintains, and promotes open standards for the automotive industry

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

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Parlay Group
Developed and promoted application programming interfaces

Develops technology to ensure safe infrastructure upgrades

Project Managment Insitute (PMI)
Promotes advancing the project management profession

ProTECTS Allianace
Promotes two-way satellite-based location, tracking and messaging technologies

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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

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

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

Sensor Network Consortium (SNC)
Promotes sensor network industry growth by fostering research in sensor networks and facilitating interaction between academia and industry

Server System Infrastructure Forum (SSI)
Develops server infrastructure standards

Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
Promotes the storage network industry

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Universal Plug and Play Forum (UpnP)
Promotes easily implemented home and business networks

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Z-Wave Alliance
Promotes home control products based on the Zensys Z-Wave open standard

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