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February 10, 2016

Today, the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) announced the availability an important update for developers that will help organizations swiftly navigate the OIC’s resources to quickly take advantage of the technologies and infrastructure developed, furthering standardization for the Internet of Things (IoT).  IoT can only scale and be truly realized when all “things” are capable of interacting with each other regardless of their underlying technology. oneIoTa and OIC are the first to deliver on this promise.

February 2, 2016

The Green Grid® Association, the global authority on effective and accountable resource efficiency across the entire information and communications technology (ICT) ecosystem, has released the full conference agenda for its 2016 Forum and Members Meeting, which will be held March 8-9 in Seattle.

January 29, 2016

When the same USB cable works in both your laptop and TV, you don’t question it. You’re just glad it works. The same goes for your Bluetooth devices, cloud-computing services, WiFi networks, etc.

The credit for that interoperability lies with the nonprofit standards consortiums — organizations whose missions it is to ensure tech innovations are truly universal.

January 25, 2016

There are many reasons why people might want to distribute a multimedia to more than one output in your home. Perhaps you want to connect your set top box to more than one television in your home as part of a connected multimedia house. Or perhaps you wish to send multimedia content across many different outputs at your business – for example, in a sports bar. If this is something you have an interest in doing then you definitely want to learn everything you need to know about HDBaseT splitters.

January 12, 2016

AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving open, standards-based deterministic networking announces an expanded education initiative at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2016. The half-day education training ishosted at the RAI the day before the ISE show floor opens. AVnu Alliance has been named an official InfoComm International Renewal Unit (RU) Provider for the training event. AVnu Alliance members will also provide expanded education with a series of presentations and a Master Class taking place during the ISE show program.

December 16, 2015

There was plenty of technology unleashed upon the world this year. A ton of pay-with-your-phone systems. Quite a few virtual-reality products. Sense-and-avoid technology in drones.

But one new technology will affect everybody on earth who uses a phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. A technology that will save us time, money, and frustration. A breakthrough that will even keep tons of e-waste out of the landfills.

December 15, 2015

USB Type C is the Yahoo Tech Technology of the Year. It is one really amazing connector, capable of replacing the power, video, audio, and data jacks of every phone, tablet, and laptop—from every company. One single way to charge everything you own. One cable to rule them all.

December 8, 2015

Following Ampleon’s announcement regarding the formation of its global business operations in acquisition of the NXP RF Power Business line, the RF Energy Alliance (RFEA) offered a statement of support. In its launch announcement Ampleon made a major commitment to the development of RF energy technology.

November 25, 2015

The Consortium of On-Board Optics is working on 400 gigabit optics for the data centre and also for longer-distance links. COBO is a Microsoft-led initiative tasked with standardising a form factor for embedded optics.

November 23, 2015

Today, the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) announced it would be acquiring substantially all of the assets of the UPnP Forum. In exchange, OIC will offer membership to UPnP Forum members. The agreement will streamline and consolidate efforts around both organizations’ technologies and infrastructure, leading to increased alignment on standardization for the Internet of Things (IoT). Specific membership transfers will be announced after the transaction closes at the end of 2015.