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VR Industry Forum

Overview: The VR Industry Forum focuses on content that is transmitted as audio and video, and monitors complementary technologies for inclusion in its scope, including those that enable augmented reality and mixed reality. The VR Industry Forum targets immersive experiences that typically require head-mounted devices. The VR Industry Forum is not a standards development organization, but relies on standards development organizations for the development of standards in support of VR services and devices.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: January 11, 2017


SmartDeviceLink (SDL) Consortium

Overview: The SDLC is an open source community for the advancement of SmartDeviceLink (SDL), a standard set of protocols and messages that connect applications on a smartphone to a vehicle head unit.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: January 9, 2017


Xccela Consortium

Overview: The Xccela Consortium promotes the Xccela Bus as an open-standard digital interconnect and data communications bus suitable for volatile and nonvolatile memories as well as other types of integrated circuits (e.g. MCUs, SoCs, ADCs, etc.).

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: January 9, 2017


Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA)

Overview: The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) is a group of leading cybersecurity solution providers who have come together to share threat intelligence on advanced attacks, their motivations, and the tactics of the malicious actors behind them. The goal of the group is to disperse threat intelligence across all member organizations in order to raise the overall situational awareness of group members and to allow member-vendors to better protect their customers.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: December 21, 2016


Digital Stationary Consortium

Overview: The Digital Stationary Consortium (DSC) promotes using digital ink to capture, shape and share new ideas beyond the boundaries of technology, operating systems, eco-systems, industries or countries. DSC supports the development of a new market category of smart digital stationery solutions, with the goal of establishing digital ink as a universal, open and smart content format and a common framework for sharing and collaborating with ideas based on WILL digital ink.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: December 21, 2016


Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC)

Overview: The Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, community-based, umbrella association of data, software and education technology service providers; local, state and federal government agencies; schools, colleges and universities; college, university and state systems; professional, commercial and non-profit organizations; and, national and international non-profit associations and foundations. PESC enables cost-effective connectivity between data systems to accelerate performance and service, to simplify data access and research, and to improve data quality along the education lifecycle.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: December 14, 2016


Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA)

Overview: The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) promotes advancing digital, wireless and connected health technologies driven by medicine, science, technology, engineering and big data analytics, in order to enhance personal health and personal control of health care services. *In 2016, merged with Personal Connected Health Alliance

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: December 14, 2016


Global Virtual Reality Association

Overview: The Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA) promotes responsible development and adoption of VR globally with best practices, dialogue across stakeholders, and research.

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Last Updated: December 14, 2016


Immersive Technology Alliance (ITA)

Overview: The Immersive Technology Alliance promotes the viability, advancement and adoption of virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, stereoscopic 3D, and related future innovations. The ITA facilitates collaborative problem solving and accelerated opportunity development.

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Last Updated: December 14, 2016


Xcertia

Overview: Xcertia develops mobile health applications (apps). Xcertia does not certify mHealth apps, but encourages others to apply its principles and guidelines in the development and curation of safe and effective mobile health apps.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: December 14, 2016


CA/Browser Forum

Overview: The CA/Browser Forum is a voluntary group of certification authorities (CAs), vendors of Internet browser software, and suppliers of other applications that use X.509 v.3 digital certificates for SSL/TLS and code signing.

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Last Updated: December 14, 2016


Universal Stylus Initiative (USI)

Overview: Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) develops industry-wide standards for interoperable communication between stylus and touch-enabled devices such as phones, tablets, and computing and entertainment platforms. The primary feature of the standard is to define the method by which the stylus communicates with the content creation devices. One of the goals of USI is to provide a standard user experience while making the active stylus more affordable and widely available in the market.

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Last Updated: December 14, 2016


Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance

Overview: The Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) promotes widespread adoption of interoperable AR-enabled enterprise systems. AREA provides organizations with the support they need to assess, plan and manage their enterprise Augmented Reality projects.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: December 14, 2016


U.S. Payments Forum

Overview: Manages, maintains, and enhances the EMV Integrated Circuit Card Specifications to ensure interoperability and acceptance of payment system integrated circuit cards on a worldwide basis, and maintains type approval processes for terminal compliance testing and Common Core Definitions (CCD) and Common Payment Application (CPA) card compliance testing. *Name changed to U.S. Payments Forum from EMVCO in 2016

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Last Updated: November 30, 2016


Common Education Data Standards (CEDS)

Overview: CEDS is an education data management initiative developing methods of streamlining data within and across P-20W institutions and sectors. The CEDS initiative includes a common vocabulary, data models for that vocabulary, tools to help users understand and use the data, metadata from other education initiatives, and a discussion community.

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Last Updated: November 30, 2016


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