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Gesmer Updegrove has represented more than 184 standards consortia and open source foundations, including:
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3D Industry Forum (3DIF)
Promoted 3D technology and standards *Dissolved and transferred standards and software to Ecma and SourceForge

3D PDF Consortium
Develops and promotes the adoption of 3D PDF as an open standard of engineering data

Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) Consortium
Develops and promotes the Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) architecture

Promotes advance designing as a professional craft

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
Develops and promotes the science of photogrammetry and remote sensing

Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM)
Develops enterprise content standards

Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (NPES)
Develops services and provides support for providers of printing, publishing and converting technologies

Automated Imaging Association (AIA)
Develops and promotes vision and imaging technologies

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Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA)
Promotes solutions to issues concerning the Camera and Imaging Products industry

Cloud Printing Alliance
Promotes the development of mobile printing

Cognitive Networking Alliance (CogNeA)
Developed standards for home wireless multimedia networking and rural broadband internet access *Inactive

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

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Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
Promotes digital medical imaging

Digital Watermarking Alliance (DWA)
Promotes digital watermarking solutions

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Ghent Workgroup
Develops and promotes process specifications for best practices in graphic arts workflows

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Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress Organization (CIP4)
Develops standards for, and promotes the adoption of, process automation in the printing industry

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

International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA)
Develops and promotes the use of holograms and holographic technology

International Imaging Industry Association (I3A)
Promoted and set open standards for the imaging industry *Merged with IEEE in 2012

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Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA)
Develops and promotes technological innovation of industrial imaging (Japan)

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Developed and promoted a non-proprietary data standard (LandXML) *Dissolved in 2012

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Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA)
Develops and promotes medical imaging and radiation therapy industry positions in technical, trade, and other issues

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

Mobile Imaging and Printing Consortium (MIPC)
Promoted interoperability across the hardware, software and wireless technologies and content providers involved in mobile imaging and printing *Inactive

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PDF Association
Promotes the exchange of information and experience in the area of long-term data archiving

Picture Services Network (PSN)
Developed the PSN Directory of digital imaging service providers *Inactive

Printer Working Group (PWG)
Promotes interoperability of printers with supporting systems and applications

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

Special Interest Group 3D (SIG 3D)
Promotes the use of 3D geoinformation in all possible application areas

Standard Mobile Imaging Architecture Forum (SMIA)
Promoted the SMIA standard *Inactive

Storage Performance Council (SPC)
Promotes and develops specifications to standardize storage subsystem benchmarks

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