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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

Overview: The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance connects Fortune 500 enterprises, startups, academics, and technology vendors with Ethereum subject matter experts. The Alliance builds upon the smart contract supporting blockchain running in real-world production (Ethereum) to define enterprise-grade software capable of handling applications.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: March 22, 2017


Nexo Standards

Overview: Nexo is an open and global standardization association of the card-based payment industry, focused on the definition and enhancement of payment acceptance solution implementation specifications. To ensure the interoperability between card acceptance and acquiring solutions and integrated retail and terminal management systems, Nexo drives the development, delivery and maintenance of universal card payment standards, protocols and implementation specifications.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: February 15, 2017


Publishing@W3C

Overview: Publishing@W3C is a partnership of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF).

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: February 8, 2017


VR Industry Forum

Overview: The VR Industry Forum promotes the widespread availability of high quality audiovisual VR experiences. Targeting immersive experiences that typically require head-mounted devices, it primarily 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.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: February 15, 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: February 15, 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 the use of digital ink and digital stationary solutions across technologies, operating systems, eco-systems, industries and countries, 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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Last Updated: February 15, 2017


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 guidelines to promote the safety and effectiveness of mobile health applications by leveraging the insights of clinicians, patients and industry experts to help improve patient care and increase access to data.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: February 15, 2017


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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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: February 15, 2017


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


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