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Trade Associations & Standards Organizations:

As a benefit to our BuildOrBuy Members, Technologies are listed first as they relate to a specific Trade Association or Organization, then the actual Trade Associations are listed last, alphabetically, more or less.

  1.  Taking a balanced look at standards - Above the Noise "...Only four standards bodies are sanctioned by governmental agencies that have the force of law... Everybody else is just a shade of gray" 1/7/03.
    1.  Special Report Disruptive Technologies 1/7/03.


The ATA "Big Drive" / Fast Drive interface initiative from Maxtor & Promise Technology

Mt. Rainier compliant CD-MRW


Trade Associations & Technologies:
  1. 1394 - FireWire - iLink

    1. 1394 Trade Association

    2. 1394 Trade Association - Consumer Portal


    4. 1394/

    5. 1394 FireStation 

    6. 1394 LA

    7. IEEE P1394B (Gigabit 1394)


  2. Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) Association

  3. ABPM: Association of Briefing Program Managers

  4. ACPI - Advanced Configuration and Power Interface

  5. - ACR - Advanced Communications Riser MB Slots - Site Gone! (2/3/2003).

  6. ADA Associations

  7. Advanced TV Enhancement Forum

  8. AGP - Accelerated Graphics Port - Implementors Forum Welcomes You !

  9. Alliance for Digital Progress (ADP): Formed to fight attempts to force the government to design and mandate technology solutions to digital piracy; Oppose Technology Mandates and support the protection of digital content.

  10. ANSI Online: American National Standards Institute

  11. Anti-DMCA Website:

  12. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers - ASCAP

  13. American Association of Disabled Persons Web site

  14. American Music Conference:

  15. American Society for Industrial Security International

  16. ASI SIG Home: Advanced Switching Interconnect SIG - Advanced Switching (AS) based on PCI Express architecture.

  17. Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)

  18. Association of Storage Networking Professionals (ASNP):

  19. ATA-ATAPI.COM -- ATA ATAPI IDE EIDE SCSI 1394 -- by Hale Landis

  20. Bluetooth: The Official Bluetooth SIG Wireless!
    1. Updated! Bluetooth Specification - Ver 1.0 published Q2 1999. Ver 2.0 to be released 2000 or 2001. The PDF docs are divided into 2 parts: Vol. 1 - Core; Vol 2 - Profiles
    2. Bluetooth Developers Conference
  21. BICSI A Telecommunications Association -

  22. - Broadcast Music, Inc.

  23. Broadcast.Net - The Broadcast Industry's Home Page

  24. BSA (Business Software Alliance) Global Home Page

  25. CABA - (The Continental Automated Buildings Association) North America's key source for information, education, and networking relating to Home & Building Automation.

  26. CableLabs Home: Revolutionizing Cable Technology!

    "A nonprofit research and development consortium that is dedicated to pursuing new cable telecommunications technologies and to helping its cable operator members integrate those technical advancements into their business objectives."

  27. CalCableNow: California Cable & Telecommunications Association

  28. CAUCE: The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email

  29. CDs 21 Solutions:

    1. Welcome to Orange Forum Web Site: The information on Disc ID Method has been transferred to CDs21 Solutions Web site.

  30., Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

  31.  CEDIA Home Theater Home Networking Home Automation Audio Video Connected Home Automation (7/30/2002).

  32. CMG - Computer Measurement Group: Storage Performance Council (SPC)

  33. CMMA: Communications Media Management Association

  34. CompactFlash Association

  35. CompTIA - Computing Technology Industry Association

  36.  International Computer Music Association

  37. The Computer Security Institute:

  38. images/bullet2.gifCPTWG Home Page: Copy Protection Technical Working Group (Added 2/6/2002).

  39. CTIA - WOW-COM: World of Wireless Communications - CTIA

  40. Design Guidelines for PCs (

    1. images/ PC Design Guides - Online... For now! (1/6/03)

    2. - Off-line MOST of the Time! Directs Users to:

    3. which is also Off-Line ALL of the time! (12/20/2002)

    All 3 owned by Microsoft. Microsoft - Your people ever heard of Domain Redirects?


  41. Desktop Form Factors - ATX Specifications

  42. Digital Transmission Content Protection (5C) - DTLA HOME PAGE

  43. DMTF - The Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

  44. DoShelp: Intrusion Prevention and Reporting Services

  45. DVD Audio Preview:

  46. DVD Copy Control Association: And the Content Scramble System (CSS).

  47. DVD Forum: DVD FormatsDVD Primer

  48. DVD+RW - - The ultimate unofficial DVD+RW & DVD+R resource site (7/3/2002).

  49. Alliance:

  50. ECMA: European Computer Manufacturers Association, Geneva, Switzerland - Standardizing Information and Communication Systems

  51. EIA Environment Consumer Education Initiative (CEI):
  52. Electronic Industries Association - EIA: Electronic Industries Alliance
  53. Electrostatic Discharge Association: ESD
  54. EBSI (Enhanced Backup Solutions Initiative) -  A New Spin on Data Protection. See: Storage Configurator & Storage 101
  55. Fabless Semiconductor Association
  56. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  57. Fibre Channel Industry Association
  58. Federation OF Internet Solution Providers Of The Americas
  59. Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.): The first organization to focus on the advancement of interactive audio.
  60. Grid Computing Info Centre GRIDInfoware
  61. HAVi - Home Audio - Video Interoperability
  62. HD-DVD One Format Only! - Official Site
    1. As of September 5th, 2002, there are no less than FOUR candidate specifications that have been proposed to the DVD Forum for high-definition DVD (HD-DVD). (1/11/03)
  63. images/bullet2.gifHighM.A.T. - High-Performance Media Access Technology! (Press Release, 10/18/2002)
  64. HIPPA - National HIPAA Alliance: The NHA is a not for profit organization designed to provide health care professionals easy access to relevant information and products concerning the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 - HIPAA.
    1. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
  65. HomePlug Powerline Alliance
  66. HyperTransportT Consortium
  67. IBC2002 - International Broadcasting Convention - The World's Electronic Media Event
  68. (ISC)2 - International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc.
  69.  Interactive Digital Software Association
  70. The IEEE
  71. - IEEE-ISTO:
  72. INCITS, InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards
  73. ID3v2: MPEG Layer 3, ID3 Tag (a fix-sized 128-byte tag that would residing @ end of MP3 audio files. Includes title, artist, album, year, genre and a comment field). Version 2 is currently in a state of 'informal standard'.
  74. International Engineering Consortium (IEC)
  75. The Internet Engineering Task Force
  76. InfiniBand Trade Association
  77. The International Communications Industries Association, Inc. (ICIA) The central resource for the AV communications industry!
  78. - The Next Generation Internet!
  79. -  Information Technology Association of America
  80. -  Information Technology Industry Council
  81. - IMAPS - International Microelectronics And Packaging Society
  82. -  International Organization for Standardization
  83. -  International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  84. International Color Consortium: ICC - - ICC Profiles
  85. -  International Webcasting Association
  86. -  International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2)
  87. -  Internet Software Consortium
  88. - IPC Association Connecting Electronics Industries: Connecting the Electronics Industry with Ideas, Information & Each Other! (Formerly known as 'Institute of Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits')
  89. IP Security Protocol (ipsec) Charter
  90. - Internet Society (ISOC):
  92. ISO - International Organization for Standardization: International Organization for Standardization
  93. (Information Versatile Disk for Removable usage) Hard Disk Drive Consortium - Digital Rights Management (DRM) (1/2/03).
  94. JEDEC Solid State Technology Association - "The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association (Once known as the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council), is the semiconductor engineering standardization body of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), a trade association that represents all areas of the electronics industry."
    1. JEDEX Home Page: JEDEX Conference - A place to understand the future in semiconductor memory.
  95. Liberty Alliance Project:

  96. Memory Stick Info For Developers

  97. MENC: The National Association for Music Education

  98. MIDI Manufacturers Association

  99. Calimetrics, Inc. - Alliance: The ML Alliance - ML Technology (Multilevel Modulation optical encoding) for Optical Media Storage

  100. mLAN Alliance - A new digital network Yamaha advocates for musical applications.
  101. MMA Web Index: Midi Manufacturers Association
  102. MOST Cooperation: Media Oriented System Transport (MOST) Standard Specification

    "Media Oriented Systems Transport is a multimedia fiber-optic network optimized for automotive applications. It is a network developed by the automotive industry for the automotive industry. Its design allows it to provide a low-overhead and low-cost interface for the simplest of devices, such as microphones and speakers. At the same time, more intelligent devices can automatically determine the features and functions provided by all other devices on the network and establish sophisticated control mechanisms to take away distractions from the driver of the car as different subsystems try to communicate information to him.

    The features of MOST make it suitable for any application, inside or outside the car that needs to network multimedia information along with data and control functions."


  103. images/bullet2.gifMount Rainier - CD-MRW (Philips)
  104. - Motion Picture Association
  105. MPEG . ORG - MPEG Pointers and Resources
  106. images/update.gif MPEG-4 Industry Forum
    1. Internet Streaming Media Aliance
    2. MPEG Industry Information (Telecom Italia Lab)
    3. MPEG Pointers and Resources (MpegTV)
    4. Overview on MPEG-4 Standard (ISO/IEC)
    5. Tuturial on MPEG-4 Standard
    6. MPEG-4 Audio (Fraunhofer USA)
    7. MPEG-4 Licensing (Visual)
    8. MPEG-4 Audio Licensing (Dolby)
  107. MMCA Home Page MultiMediaCard Association
  108. - National Association of Recording Merchandisers
  109. National Business Travel Association
  110. National Cable & Telecommunications Association

  111. National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) - Warnings - 2000 Advisories

  112. National Speakers Association

  113. National Storage Industry Consortium

  114. NRIC - Network Reliability and Interoperability Council

  115. NSIF Home Page

  116. Organization for Internet Safety: Founded by Microsoft. Read their current "Code Of Conduct".
  117. OSDN Open Source Development Network
  118. Optical Society of America: Advancing The Science OF Light!
  119. OSTA - Optical Storage Technology Association
    images/pointred.gif OSTA MultiAudio Specification
    images/pointred.gif OSTA Technical Information Universal Disk Format Specification
  120. Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC)
  121. - Microsoft .NET Passport One easy way to sign in online.
  122. PC Design Guides (Gone?)
    1. Current PC 99 Specs and PC 2001 Plans.
    Read before you Build OR Buy!
  123. Personal Communications Industry Association - PCIA: Wireless Industry News and Research

  124. PCI-SIG - Home: PCI Express Architecture I/O

  125. PCMCIA Home Page: PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association)

  126. Photo Marketing Association International

  127. PIDA: Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association - Optoelectronic Technology

  128. images/bullet2.gifPlatform Conference - July 16-17, 2002

  129. PPA.ORG - Promotional Products Association (SWAG!)

  130. Quarter-Inch Cartridge Drive Standards, Inc. (QIC)

  131. Welcome to the RAB: RAID Advisory Board

  132. RapidIO(tm) Trade Association

  133. RFC-Editor Webpage: The Request for Comments (RFCs)

  134. Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

  135. R&E Research and Engineering Council for the Graphic Arts

  136. RWPPI: RW Products Promotion Initiative - Promotes DVD-R/RW Format

  137. The SANS Institute - Home Page
    1. Global Incident Analysis Center: Special Notice - Contacting Host Owners
    2. SANS Resources - How To Eliminate The Ten Most Critical Internet Security Threats
  138. SCSI Trade Association
    images/pointred.gif All about ASPI - Adaptec SCSI Protocol Interface.

  139. Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI)
  140. Security Industry Association
  141. Semiconductor Industry Association
  142. Serial / ATA Work Group - The Serial ATA final 1.0 specification was released on August 29, 2001.
    Download it here

    1. images/ &

  143. Serial Attached SCSI

  144. SFF - Small Form Factor Committee

  145. - Shareware Industry Awards Foundation -- Shareware Industry Conference:

  146. - Society for Information Display:

  147. Smart Battery System Implementers Forum:

  148. Smart Card Alliance

  149. Smart Card Industry Association

  150. SmartMedia Information - SmartMedia Technology Primer
  151. SMBus: System Management Bus (SMBus) defined by Intel Corporation in 1995. It is used in personal computers and servers for low-speed system management communications.
  152. SNIA - Storage Networking Industry Association:
  153. Software & Information Industry Association:
  154. - Interactive Audio for the Web & Wireless:
  155. The SONET Home Page:
  156. SSCS-ISSCC Web Pages: Home of the Solid-State Circuits Society & International Solid-State Circuits Conference
  157. SSFDC FORUM - Sega Retro: - Solid State Floppy Disk Card, nicknamed the " SmartMediaTM ", Flash Memory is a trademark of Toshiba Corp. There are only two manufacturers of SmartMedia, Samsung and Toshiba. All the other cards on the market are rebadged from one of these manufacturers. If you have a card make in Korea it is a Samsung, made in Japan is Toshiba. Both cards are manufactured to SSDFC standards. 
  158. SNIA - Storage Networking Industry Association:
  159.  SACD INTRO MOVIE - SACD uses Direct Stream Digital (DSD) recording.
  160.  Super Audio Compact Disc - Sony and Philips Electronics are responsible for the creation of the Super Audio CD.
  161. T10 Technical Committee: I/O Interfaces, especially SCSI.
  162. T13 Technical Committee - AT Attachment - (ATA/ATAPI) Storage Interface Specs including 1394 & Serial ATA.

    Quote, "Technical Committee T13 is responsible for all interface standards relating to the popular AT Attachment (ATA) storage interface utilized as the disk drive interface on most personal and mobile computers today. "


  163. "An alliance comprised of tape manufacturers, who are the leaders in tape drive, automation, media, software, and services. The Tape Council was launched by nine companies on July 29, 2002..." (2/18/2003)
  164. - New Politics For A New Economy
    1. TechNet Announces Formation of CEO Cybersecurity Task Force (3/28/2003).
  165. Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
  166. TIA - Travel Industry Association of America
  167. Trusted Computing Forum 2001 Virtual Pressroom (12/27/01).
  168. TV Linux Alliance: " specifications for the Linux operating systems designed to run on a digital set-top box."
  169. Trusted Computing Platform Alliance TCPA (2/8/2002).
  170. TWAIN-- Standard for image acquisition devices
  171. UCITA Online: Uniform Computer Transaction Act
  172. Unicode Home Page - Unicode Consortium
  173. Universal Plug and Play Forum! UPnP
  174. Intel: Universal Serial Bus 2.0 - Specifications
  175. images/ - usb flash drive alliance:
  176. Universal Serial Bus
  177. USB: Universal Serial Bus Trade Group
  178. US Internet Industry Association
  179. Develops Open Display and Display Interface Standards.
  180. V.90 Modem Standard - Latest V.90 News!
  181. -
  182. V92 Home Page: Modems - Faster DialUp? ISP Support?
  183. w00w00 Security Development (WSD) - Currently the largest non-profit security team in the world!
  184. (WCA) Wireless Communications Association International:
  185. Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) Organization: Quoting Bill Gates, "Identifying and addressing critical Trustworthy Computing issues..." "WS-I's mission is to enable consistent and reliable interoperability of XML-based Web services across a variety of platforms, applications and programming languages. Among other things, WS-I will create a suite of test tools aimed at addressing errors and unconventional usage in Web services specifications implementations, which in turn will improve interoperability among applications and across platforms." "...Trustworthy Computing really is a journey rather than a destination." Sure.
  186. Wedding & Event Videographers Association International
  187. WiMAX Home: Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access - "A a nonprofit body set up to certify interoperability of broadband wireless access products based on IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 802.16 and other wireless specifications." Wireless group bulks up CNET (1/15/2004)
  188. WinHEC 2004: Windows Hardware Engineering Conference
  189. World Economic Forum Public Site
    1. images/bullet2.gifWorld Economic Forum Public Site - Global Digital Divide: Transforming Digital Divide into Digital Opportunity!
  190. World Organization of Webmasters
  191. w o w - c o m World of Wireless Communications
  192.  World Technology Evaluation Center, Inc. (WTEC, Inc.)
  193. Ogg Vorbis 1.0 released! (7/29/2002)

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