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The Metro Ethernet Forum is the preeminent industry organization dedicated to accelerating the worldwide adoption of Carrier Ethernet networks and services. The MEF is a group of 90+ carriers, equipment vendors and end-users who are driving the definition of and applications for a truly carrier-class Ethernet. The organization provides a definitive source of information, specifications, benefits and applications of Carrier Ethernet.
MEF objectives are:
- To build consensus and unite service providers, equipment vendors and end customers on Ethernet service definition, technical specifications and interoperability.
- To facilitate implementation of existing and new standards, Ethernet service definition, test procedures and technical specifications of the MEF to allow delivery of Ethernet services and make Ethernet-based metro networks carrier class.
- To enhance worldwide awareness of the benefits of Ethernet services and Ethernet based metro transport networks.
Omnitron contributes to achieving MEF objectives by serving on technical committees with member service providers and equipment manufactures, and by providing educational content for MEF white papers, webinars and conferences. iConverter products are MEF 9 and MEF 14 Certified Compliant.
BICSI is a professional association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies. BICSI serves more than 25,000 ITS professionals, including designers, installers and technicians. These individuals provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety and automation systems.
Through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ITS professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offers opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, BICSI membership spans nearly 100 countries.
As a Premier Member of BICSI, Omnitron participates in BICSI national conventions through exhibiting and providing educational programs.
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is a non-profit professional association dedicated to advancing the careers of cable telecommunications professionals and serving the industry through excellence in professional development, information and standards. Since 1969, SCTE has continually expanded its resources and services to meet the changing needs of its members in a rapidly evolving industry. Today, more than 15,000 CTOs, engineers, system operations managers, technicians, and field operations personnel from the U.S. and 70 countries worldwide depend upon SCTE to deliver the tools they need to maintain their competitive edge.
SCTE offers a variety of programs and services for the industry's educational benefit for more than 70 chapters and meeting groups and has technically certified more than 3,000 employees of the cable telecommunications industry.
The SCTE Standards Program is dedicated to providing standards to help the cable telecommunications industry prosper. SCTE is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), recognized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and works in cooperation with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). More than 130 MSOs, vendors and allied organizations are SCTE Standards members.
As an SCTE Member, Omnitron participates in the annual SCTE Cable-Tec Expo and works with local Chapters in educational programs.
The United Telecom Council (UTC) is a global trade association dedicated to creating a favorable business, regulatory, and technological environment for companies that own, manage, or provide critical telecommunications systems in support of their core business. Founded in 1948 to advocate for the allocation of additional radio spectrum for power utilities, UTC has evolved into a dynamic organization that represents electric, gas and water utilities, critical infrastructure companies and other industry stakeholders.
From its headquarters in downtown Washington DC, UTC provides information, products, and services that help members:
- Manage their telecommunications and information technology more effectively and efficiently;
- Voice their concerns to legislators and regulators;
- Identify and capitalize on opportunities linked to deregulation worldwide; and
- Network with other telecom and IT professionals.
Omnitron supports the UTC through attending annual events.
The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA), "the voice of rural telecommunications," is the premiere non-profit association representing more than 560 small and rural telephone cooperatives and commercial companies.
NTCA is a full-service association, offering a wide array of member services, including a highly effective government affairs program; expert legal and industry representation; a broad range of educational services; a comprehensive assortment of regular and special publications and public relations programs; and a well-rounded complement of national and regional meetings.
Omnitron supports the NTCA through participation in the NTCA Annual Expo and Convention and advertising. Rural Telecommunications companies are important to Omnitron’s business model, and Omnitron is proud to support the goal to bring broadband services to rural America.
COMPTEL is the leading industry association representing communications service providers and their supplier partners. Based in Washington, D.C., COMPTEL advances its member’s business through policy advocacy and through education, networking and trade shows. COMPTEL members are entrepreneurial companies building and deploying next-generation networks to provide competitive voice, data, and video services. COMPTEL members create economic growth and improve the quality of life of all Americans through technological innovation, new services, affordable prices and customer choice. COMPTEL members share a common objective: advancing communications through innovation and open networks.
As a COMPTEL member, Omnitron participates in conferences and meetings through exhibiting and providing educational programs.
TIA is the leading trade association for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. As co-owner and producer of nXt Comm™, TIA serves ICT suppliers serving global service provider and enterprise customers through its leadership in standards development, domestic and international policy advocacy, and facilitating member business opportunities.
TIA represents providers of information and communications technology products and services for the global marketplace through its core competencies in standards development, domestic and international policy advocacy, and facilitating member business opportunities. The association facilitates the convergence of new communications networks while working for a competitive and innovative market environment. TIA strives to further members' business opportunities, economic growth and the betterment of humanity through improved communications.
As a TIA member, Omnitron participates in SuperComm/Globalcomm/nXt Comm and affiliated events such as the Pacific Telecom Council’s annual Expo and the ITU Telecom World Expo.
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