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May 4, 2022

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) and FIWARE Foundation have formed a mutually beneficial partnership which provides members from both organizations with increased access to data models and standards that support the development of secure, interoperable Internet of Things (IoT) deployments.

April 26, 2022

Infrastructure Masons (iMasons), a non-profit professional association, has assembled a historic cooperative of over 70 companies to reduce carbon in digital infrastructure materials, products, and power. The iMasons Climate Accord (ICA) was formed by leaders in the iMasons Advisory Council. The ICA includes hyperscale companies AWS, Google, Meta, and Microsoft, which represent some of the largest digital infrastructure portfolios in the world, and over 40 colocation data center providers, product, service and investment firms that fund, build and operate the foundation and drive the supply chain.

April 20, 2022

Avnu Alliance, the industry forum driving deterministic capabilities into open, standards-based networking, recently hosted an international plugfest in Boston, MA. Avnu members came together and tested their respective silicon platforms and products together. Tests included new additions to the TSN “toolbox” such as the recent revision to 802.1AS (IEEE 802.1AS-2020). Learnings and results are informing further development of Avnu test plans.

April 13, 2022

At a recent insurance technology conference here, insurance carriers were urged to implement a measured, consistent rollout of enhanced security in multi-factor authentication (MFA) to independent agents.

Industry representatives spoke on MFA at the Vertafore Connectivity Forum, part of the Accelerate, powered by NetVU, conference hosted by the Network of Vertafore Users.

March 30, 2022

The prevention of cyber attacks throughout a device’s lifetime has been made easier today, as the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) released its specification: Cyber Resilient Module and Building Block Requirements.

With society becoming increasingly connected, technology must have the ability to protect itself, respond to attacks, and recover. Achieving this will result in huge savings of time, resources, and cost.

March 8, 2022

Enchanted Rock, the leading provider of electrical resiliency-as-a-service, today announced its membership as a Foundation Partner with Infrastructure Masons (iMasons), a non-profit professional association for the digital infrastructure industry. As a Foundation Partner, Enchanted Rock is dedicating time and resources to the educational, networking and industry initiatives driven by iMason’s community of over 3000 professionals in over 130 countries, with a focus on improving the resilience and sustainability of data centers.

February 9, 2022

A partnership between the UK Government’s Digital Access Programme (DAP) and the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) is contributing towards digital inclusion in Brazil, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. By encouraging ‘a new spectrum mindset’ the DSA and DAP aim to catalyse affordable internet connectivity in underserved regions to support the inclusive growth of the digital ecosystem.

February 2, 2022

Avnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving deterministic capabilities into open, standards-based networking, today announces the availability of a new white paper addressing market expectations, capabilities, and certification procedures for wireless Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) applications.

January 18, 2022

The MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, today announced the release of MIPI A-PHY v1.1, the next version of the automotive serializer-deserializer (SerDes) physical-layer interface. Version 1.1 doubles the maximum available downlink data rate from 16 Gigabits per second (Gbps) to 32 Gbps and includes other enhancements to help automotive OEMs and their suppliers implement high-performance image sensors and displays in next-generation vehicles.

December 14, 2021

The MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, today announced a major update to its MIPI M-PHY physical-layer interface for connecting the latest generation of flash memory-based storage and other high data rate applications in advanced 5G smartphones, wearables, PCs, industrial IoT, and automobiles. Version 5.0 of the M-PHY interface adds a fifth gear—"High Speed Gear 5" (HS-G5) at 23.32 Gigabits per second (Gbps)—enabling engineers to double the potential data rate per lane compared with the previous specification. M-PHY v5.0 also responds to a range of other ecosystem requirements for connecting flash memory storage, such as ongoing innovation of the JEDEC Universal Flash Storage (UFS) standard.