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RAIN RFID

Overview: RAIN promotes awareness, education, and initiatives to accelerate UHF RFID growth and adoption in business and consumer applications worldwide. RAIN aims to deliver consistent, focused messaging about the benefits of UHF RFID to end users and consumers alike. RAIN's goals are: to promote RAIN by presenting RAIN RFID at suitable venues to increase membership and awareness, connecting members with end users, and clearing up misunderstandings RFID and assist companies in the successful implementation of UHF RFID; to promote member and market solutions through industry statistics, quarterly newsletters, yearly industry reports, and by working with industry members to develop tools that can be used to measure ROI on RFID projects; to provide HW and SW interoperability testing; to protect the RAIN-RFID trademarks and brand; and to Grow UHF RFID industry by assisting companies in their RFID efforts and helping them become "best in class" using UHF RFID as a base for this development, working with universities in the development of startup companies that can fill a void that is not met by current technologies/suppliers, as well as in the education of students on the design and use of UHF RFID.

Specifications: Available at: http://www.rainrfid.org/standards/

IPR Policy: Not available

Current Status: Active

Last Updated: April 16, 2014


Fieldbus Foundation

Overview: Fieldbus Foundation is a not-for-profit trade consortium representing the major process automation industry suppliers and end users worldwide. Fieldbus develops the fieldbus digital communications and integrated system architecture based on regional and international standards. Beginning in 1994, manufacturers, end users, academic institutions and other interested parties became members of the Fieldbus Foundation and developed open, non-proprietary specifications known as Foundation fieldbus. This advanced digital communication solution was designed from the ground-up to support mission-critical control applications where the proper transfer and handling of data is essential. Foundation technology was created to replace incompatible networks and systems with an open, fully integrated architecture for information integration and distributed, real-time control.

Specifications: Available at: http://www.fieldbus.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=142&Itemid=318 or http://www.fieldbus.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=144&Itemid=319

IPR Policy: Not available

Current Status: Active

Last Updated: April 16, 2014


IGRS Alliance

Overview: Intelligent Grouping & Resource Sharing protocol (IGRS) was constituted by IGRS Working Group in July, 2003. IGRS version 1.0 was approved as China's national industrial recommended standard in June, 2005, and became the first national standard in China's 3C-Convergence industry. Founded by eight top-ranking Chinese companies, Lenovo, TCL, Greatwall, Hisense, Changhong, Skyworth, Konka, and Intervision, IGRS Information Industry Association has become a leading industry alliance that develops interoperability standards and product compliancy. The alliance has grown from its original eight founders to over 200 members and covers the entire industry chain, including research institutes, telecom equipment manufacturers, network operators, software middleware, chipsets, and terminal device manufacturers. IGRS standard enables 3C devices to achieve intelligent grouping, resource sharing and service collaboration; additionally, it constructs new network frameworks consisting of "3C devices + network operation + content applications". These frameworks are designed to create a positive profit generation model for device manufacturers, network operators and content/application providers alike, as well as to deliver high quality information services and entertainment to end users.

Specifications: Available at: http://www.igrs.org/templates/T_newslist_en/index.aspx?nodeid=85

IPR Policy: Not available

Current Status: Active

Last Updated: April 16, 2014


Material Data Management Consortium (MDMC)

Overview: The Material Data Management Consortium (MDMC) is a collaboration between ASM International, Granta, NASA Glenn Research Center and many other international enterprises in the aerospace, defense and energy sectors. The Consortium identifies critical issues in the best-practice management, analysis, and use of materials information, and develops and applies a software system to address these issues. The Consortium is open to new members. Members of the MDMC can generate solutions to their own key materials information problems and benefit from shared ideas, expertise, and funding in the solution of common issues. The MDMC: Provides a comprehensive suite of tools to manage all aspects of the materials data lifecycle Increases the quality, integrity, and traceability of materials data Increases the efficiency of data management and analysis, saving time and money, and increasing competitiveness Provides you with the data that you need, when you need it, in the format that you require.

Specifications: Not available

IPR Policy: Not available

Current Status: Active

Last Updated: April 16, 2014


The Common Criteria User Forum

Overview: The Common Criteria User Forum mission is to provide a voice and communications channel amongst the CC community, including the vendors, consultants, testing laboratories, Common Criteria organizational committees, national schemes, policy makers, and other interested parties. In order to further the CCUF mission, our objectives are to improve and promote Common Criteria by seeking to: support and foster the goal of worldwide mutual recognition; promote focused technical working groups, to enable the creation of useful, realistic, internationally-recognized protection profiles; assure customers of evaluated products with meaningful evaluation results; encourage viable policies and processes for maintaining certification through product updates; encourage viable policies and processes for certifying systems that are composed of certified parts; and minimize the time, effort, and cost required to complete evaluations which lead to appropriate levels of assurance.

Specifications: Not available

IPR Policy: Not available

Current Status: Active

Last Updated: April 16, 2014


100G CLR4 Alliance

Overview: Headed by Intel, the group's mission is to create open, multi-vendor specifications for small, cost-effective, lower power optical transceivers in data centres using duplex single-mode fibre, which is said to reduce fibre count by 75 percent, thus reducing costs. The allience believes that the ideal communications standard is optical, due to its benefits for moving data further than electrical links, transmitting data faster and remaining unaffected by electro-magnetic interference (EMI).

Specifications: Not available

IPR Policy: Not available

Current Status: Active

Last Updated: April 9, 2014


.Net Foundation

Overview: The .NET Foundation was created as an independent forum to foster open development and collaboration around the growing collection of open source technologies for .NET. It will strengthen the future of the .NET ecosystem, providing a forum that promotes openness, rapid innovation and community participation by commercial and community developers.

Specifications: Not available

IPR Policy: Not available

Current Status: Active

Last Updated: April 9, 2014


Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)

Overview: The Industrial Internet Consortium was founded in 2014 to further development, adoption and wide-spread use of interconnected machines, intelligent analytics and people at work. The goal of the IIC is to accelerate the development and availability of intelligent industrial automation for the public good. This goal of the consortium is to: utilize existing and create new industry use cases and test beds for real-world applications; deliver best practices, reference architectures, case studies, and standards requirements to ease deployment of connected technologies; influence the global development standards process for internet and industrial systems; facilitate open forums to share and exchange real-world ideas, practices, lessons, and insights; and build confidence around new and innovative approaches to security.

Specifications: Not available

IPR Policy: Available at: http://www.iiconsortium.org/docs/IIC_IPR_Policy-10-21-13.pdf

Current Status: Active

Last Updated: April 2, 2014


Open Ag Data Alliance (OADA)

Overview: The central guiding principle of OADA is that each farmer owns data generated or entered by the farmer, their employees, or by machines performing activities on their farm. By enabling interoperability through secure, public API's for transferring and using data, farmers will be free to choose cloud providers they trust while retaining control over who can use their data. The OADA community is building a set of open API's for securely using data with the cloud. Anyone can use these API's in their own cloud systems, and if they pass the same software tests as the open reference implementation, they will be considered technically compliant. Community guidelines are also being developed outlining data privacy and use standards that will be used to define levels of OADA compliance.

Specifications: Available at: https://github.com/OADA/oada-api-spec/blob/master/oada-api.raml

IPR Policy:

Current Status: Active

Last Updated: April 2, 2014


WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA)

Overview: The mission of the WhiteSpace Alliance is to promote the development, deployment and use of standards based products and services as a means of providing broadband capabilities via WhiteSpace spectrum. By promoting the use of standards, the Alliance will enable companies to provide broadband connectivity at reasonable cost. The WSA will also act as an enabler of the emerging white spaces ecosystem by helping to put in place interoperability, conformance, and compliance testing to make sure that our member stakeholders get the needed information & collaborations to succeed both in the market place and with regulatory requirements. WhiteSpace Alliance will promote the use of IEEE, 3GPP and IETF Standards for use in the WhiteSpaces.

Specifications: Available at: http://whitespacealliance.org/Standards.html

IPR Policy: Not available

Current Status: Active

Last Updated: April 2, 2014


Natural Security Alliance

Overview: The Natural Security Alliance manages, maintains and enhances the Natural Security strong authentication specifications, to meet business needs, certify devices and services, and educate the market. The Open Alliance has six main goals: support, maintain and drive further development of the specifications; develop testing and certification processes and tools; establish an interoperability strategy; Create supporting material for distribution to Members as defined in the Alliance bylaws; coordinate the promotion of the Alliance; and maintain relations with other organizations and industries to ensure coherence among Specifications and other solutions.

Specifications: Not available

IPR Policy: Not available

Current Status: Active

Last Updated: April 2, 2014


CardLinx Association, The

Overview: The CardLinx Association develops standards for the industry, including: fraud reporting and prevention; standard attribution and reporting metrics; a standard sequence for the application of multiple offers and loyalty benefits for the same card; the establishment of common industry standard terms; and increased effectiveness for merchants tracking their ads across multiple publishers.

Specifications: Not available

IPR Policy: Available at: http://cardlinx.org/corporate-governance

Current Status: Active

Last Updated: February 12, 2014


Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)

Overview: Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) is a new pan-European industry standard developed with the aim of harmonising the broadcast and broadband delivery of entertainment to the end consumer through connected TVs and set-top boxes. With HbbTV, consumers will be able to access new services from entertainment providers such as broadcasters, online providers, and CE manufactures; services include catch-up TV, video on demand (VoD), interactive advertising, personalisation, voting, games, and social networking, as well as programme-related services such as digital text and EPGs.

Specifications: Available at: https://www.hbbtv.org/pages/about_hbbtv/specification.php

IPR Policy: Not available

Current Status: Active

Last Updated: March 12, 2014


(ICS)2

Overview: (ISC)2 is a global, not-for-profit, membership organization that provides certification and education programs and services for information and software security professionals. Certifications include the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPSM), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP). (ISC)2's certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel.

Specifications: Not available

IPR Policy: Not available

Current Status: Active

Last Updated: February 26, 2014


International Automotive Task Force (IATF)

Overview: The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) is a group of automotive manufacturers the aim of providing improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide. The IATF prepared ISO/TS16949, a technical specification for the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention, and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain. The IATF aims to: develop a consensus regarding international fundamental quality system requirements, primarily for participating companies, direct suppliers of production materials, product, or service parts, and finishing services; develop policies and procedures for the common IATF third-party deregistration scheme to ensure consistency worldwide; provide appropriate training to support SIO/TS 16949 requirements and the IATF registration scheme; and establish formal liaisons with appropriate bodies to support IATF objectives. Members include BMW Group, Chrysler Group, Daimler AG, Fiat Group Automobile, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company), PSA Peugeot Citroen, Renault SA, Volkswagen AG, and the vehicle manufacturers' respective trade associations - AIAG (U.S.), ANFIA (Italy), FIEV (France), SMMT (U.K.) and VDA (Germany).

Specifications: Available at: http://www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail?csnumber=52844

IPR Policy: Not available

Current Status: Active

Last Updated: March 19, 2014


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