IEEE-ISTO Announces The Connected Lighting Alliance
IEEE-ISTO recently announced The Connected Lighting Alliance as its newest member program.
The Connected Lighting Alliance aims to promote the global adoption and growth of interoperable wireless lighting solutions. As the lighting industry shifts towards wireless connectivity, a unified approach on the type of implementations is needed.
The Connected Lighting Alliance and its members plan to draft requirements documents, and to evaluate and support open standards on specific lighting interfaces to enhance market adoption rates and consumer satisfaction. These efforts are designed to boost consumer confidence as market adoption of wireless lighting products should enhance the user experience.
ICAP Conference on Conformity Assessment Recap
Held recently on 10-11 April 2013, the 2nd IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP) Conference on Conformity Assessment provided attendees with a forum for discussion and presentations addressing the importance conformity assessment plays in today's evolving marketplace as an integral part of the standards development lifecycle.
Representatives from standards development organizations, test labs, accreditation bodies, operators, utilities and manufacturers provided presentations and insights in their respective areas of conformity assessment. Technology areas discussed included synchronization requirements in telecom and power (IEEE 1588), cloud-based services (IEEE P2302), eHealth, imaging, and Smart Grid.
You can now access the presentations from the conference on the ICAP website.
IEEE-ISTO Webinar Replay Now Available
On 22 April 2013, IEEE-ISTO held a webinar titled: How the IEEE-ISTO Legal Infrastructure Can Benefit Your Industry Initiative. Tom Wettach, IEEE-ISTO legal counsel, explored the differences between a 501(c)(6) organization and a 501(c)(3) organization, reviewed the legal requirements needed to maintain a 501(c)(6) relationship with the IRS, and discussed how partnering with IEEE-ISTO can benefit your initiative by removing some of the legal and operational obstacles you will face. There was also a Q & A portion following the presentation.
Watch the replay today.
New IPP Everywhere Standard Lets Users Print From Smartphones and Tablets Without Apps or Vendor-specific Device Drivers
Users of today’s smartphones and tablets can do almost anything on these devices – except print from them natively (i.e., without downloading apps or vendor-specific device drivers). That’s all about to change with the IPP Everywhere specification just released by the IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group.
The IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) Everywhere specification enables printing without the use of printer/multifunction device drivers or vendor-specific software. The specification is supported by all major printer manufacturers, works with most operating systems, and includes support for mobile devices that constantly roam from network to network.
IEEE-ISTO Case Study: EDA and Lighting Industry Groups Leverage an Established Legal Infrastructure Resulting In Lower Startup Costs and a Reduction In Administrative Startup Time
Bringing industry players together to collaborate under a framework that meets legal requirements for not-for-profit status can be an expensive proposition in terms of time, dollars and resources.
IEEE-ISTO offers an enticing alternative to today’s industry associations trying to form and establish legitimate operations in a not-for-profit environment; the IEEE-ISTO solution significantly reduces both costs and startup time. Two examples follow of how joining IEEE-ISTO enables industry groups to get started more quickly:
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