Overview of Collaboration:


 The following figure shows a graphic overview of the collaborations maintained by CE4A with different organisations:

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All consortiums have the objective of standardization. In the standardization process, rights are granted with the aim of establishing a standard. Members of a consortium are allowed to use the respective technology.

  • Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group):

Formed in 1998, the Bluetooth SIG is the not-for-profit trade association that oversees Bluetooth® technology. In support of more than 36,000 member companies, the Bluetooth SIG facilitates the collaboration of its members to create new and enhanced specifications that expand the technology, drives global interoperability via a world-class product qualification program, and grows the brand by increasing the awareness, understanding, and adoption of Bluetooth technology.

  • NFC Forum (Near Field Communication):

Platform for the promotion of near-field communication with approx. 100 member companies. Development of specifications and test procedures to ensure consistent and reliable transactions.

  • WPC (Wireless Power Consortium):

The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) is a non-profit open standards development group. The WPC members collaborate with a single purpose: worldwide compatibility of all wireless chargers and wireless power sources. The WPC created the Qi (pronounced “chee”) wireless charging standard for providing 5-15 watts of power to small personal electronics. Though primarily used to charge smartphones, the standard can also apply and easily be used to provide power for a growing number of consumer devices. With more than 6000 Qi-certified products on the market today, Qi delivers a safe and convenient charging experience.