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org and chief scientist at Amdocs who also serves on the ATIS TMOC committee.
ATIS will also be presenting at the upcoming meeting and will be sharing the work program developed by its recently established IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF), a new ATIS committee that will produce standards and other IPTV industry solutions.
org's members consist of leading service providers; software and equipment vendors; system integrators; and billing and mediation vendors who are collaborating to facilitate service usage exchange by implementing de-facto standards, which have been adopted by leading industry organizations, including CableLabs(R), the cable industry's research and development consortium; and ATIS, the telecommunication industry's research and standards body.
ATIS' sponsored committees include Standards Committee T1, which was sponsored by ATIS upon its establishment and also accredited by ANSI in 1984.
Also previously accredited by ANSI and a sponsored committee of ATIS is Committee O5, which develops standards for use by the telecommunications industry in areas dealing with wood poles and other wood products.
The ATIS Board of Directors developed the blueprint following TIA's August 20 announcement to separate its trade association operations from those of its standards engineering committees, and to house the committees under a yet-to-be-established standards development organization.
In releasing the blueprint, the ATIS Board identified a number of key reasons why the ATIS committees and the TIA engineering committees should be aligned under one organization.
The ATIS Board concluded that, in today's environment, the industry could ill afford to expend resources to build an entirely new standards development organization from the ground up.
The Incubator Solutions Program is designed to provide a defined and customized work agenda to best deal with industry needs," said ATIS Vice President for Technology Development Ed Hall.
The ATIS Incubator was an idea launched from ATIS' own diverse membership of telecommunications companies, representing every segment of the industry," said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller.
We have established an online gateway that allows telecommunications companies and others worldwide to enjoy greater access to essential North American standards, guidelines, and similar industry products," said ATIS Chairman Martin McCue.
The ATIS Document Center will expand access to these products, and get them into the hands of users even faster," McCue said.