Accounting and Finance 101 for IEEE-ISTO Programs
Managing the daily finances of an industry association can be tricky. Janet Malasig, IEEE-ISTO Controller, provides an overview of the general accounting practices employed by the Finance team managing the day-to-day financials for IEEE-ISTO Federation Member Programs.
View the recording.
Qi Wireless Charging – It’s That Simple
Think wireless charging is too easy? Watch this video and find out.
MIPI Alliance Releases New MIPI M-PHY v4.0 Specification
MIPI® Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, recently announced an updated version of its MIPI M-PHY® specification, a physical layer interface that supports chip-to-chip and multimedia protocols and applications.
“We are pleased to announce that MIPI M-PHY will deliver a peak data rate of 11.6 Gbps on one lane and increase bus and system efficiency,” said Joel Huloux, chairman of the board of MIPI Alliance. “The new specification dramatically bolsters performances and throughput of data transmitted on 2 pins and offers companies new opportunities to enhance the capabilities of protocols that operate on this technology.”
Read the full press release on the MIPI Alliance website.
Kantara Initiative’s Trust Status List Grows
Kantara Initiative is proud to announce that Kimble & Associates is now a Kantara-Accredited Assessor with the ability to perform Kantara Service Assessments at Assurance Levels 1, 2 and 3, in the USA jurisdiction.
Additionally, Electrosoft, one of the Kantara Accredited Assessors received a new grant of Trustmark to continue performing Kantara Service Assessments at Assurance Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4, in the USA and Canada jurisdictions.
Read the full press release on the Kantara Initiative website.
Recent Printer Working Group (PWG) Approvals
22 September 2015 - PWG Approved: IPP Implementor's Guide v2.0
26 June 2015 - PWG Approved: Errata update to PWG Common Log Format
26 June 2015 - PWG Approved: IPP Shared Infrastructure Extensions
26 June 2015 - PWG Approved: Cloud Imaging Requirements and Model
TALQ Consortium Publishes Pocket Guide for Smart Outdoor Lighting Tenders
The TALQ Consortium, an organization developing a global standard for software interfaces to manage outdoor lighting networks, assists municipalities in ensuring the integrity of their tendering procedures. By publishing a ‘Pocket Guide for Smart Outdoor Lighting Tenders,’ TALQ offers decision makers an excellent basis for compiling forward-looking, cost and energy saving tenders. The first edition of the Pocket Guide is available on the TALQ Consortium website.
Renewing streetlight control and entire outdoor lighting networks is a complex and highly technical matter for cities, municipalities, utilities, operators and project developers. Many cities have limited experience of tendering for street lighting controls, which are often selected as part of a long-term contract.
Read the full press release on the TALQ Consortium website.
2015 IEEE-ISTO Program Satisfaction Survey
By now, IEEE-ISTO member program stakeholders should have received the 2015 IEEE-ISTO Program Satisfaction Survey.
IEEE-ISTO would like to encourage recipients to take a few minutes to complete the survey. Your feedback is vital. It results in improvement plans and service enhancements for IEEE-ISTO members.
Feedback from last year's survey resulted in the following changes/upgrades to the IEEE-ISTO program offerings:
Modifications were made to finance reports for better Program usability
A new support service for brand protection and management was introduced
New IT tools for membership management and online collaboration were added
Please take the time to complete and submit your survey today so that IEEE-ISTO can continue to monitor the needs of our constituents and make improvements for your continued satisfaction.
Thank you Jon Adams!
Jon Adams recently departed IEEE-ISTO after serving on the board of directors.
Recently, Marco W. Migliaro (right) presented Jon Adas with a service award for his many years service on the IEEE-ISTO Board of Directors.
Sampling of IEEE-ISTO Programs