HIGHLAND, UT, September 20, 1999---The Salutation
Consortium, a non-profit corporation focused on providing technologies that
improve information interchange, announced the addition of two new membership
levels and the opportunity for grant funding.
academic level is now available for individuals at academic or research
institutes who have an interest in the consortium's charter. This will provide
an opportunity for researchers to influence the development of the Salutation
Architecture and allow the Salutation Consortium to become better known in a
broader research environment. Membership is free. However, academic members are
not allowed to vote on consortium business or hold a board seat.
honorary membership level may be exchanged with other standards organizations
or consortium. Cost of membership is an equal membership level from the
interested organization. Honorary members do not hold voting rights nor can
they hold a board seat.
consortium also announced the availability of a membership grant. Existing
consortium members and companies interested in becoming members can apply for a
one-time grant of $5,000 to be applied against membership fees. The member
company must contribute real property to the consortium that can be freely
distributed on the Salutation web site. Some examples include Salutation tester
software or beta code supporting the Salutation Protocol.
understand the need to reach all interested parties in order to achieve true
standards acceptance," said Robert Pascoe, president of the Salutation
Consortium. "The success of a standard service discovery technology is
dependent upon support from both commercial concerns as well as research and academia."
Salutation Consortium CURRENTLY offers two other membership levels. Core
membership is $50,000 annually, offering both a voting rights and a board seat.
General membership costs $5,000 annually and provides early access to, and
design influence of the Salutation technology.
Salutation Consortium is a non-profit corporation that promotes and
distributes, royalty-free, the Salutation Architecture, a service discovery and
session management protocol developed by leading information technology
companies. It is an open standard
independent of operating system, communications protocol or hardware platform.
companies include Advanced Peripheral Technologies, Axis Communications, Canon,
Fuji Xerox, Ltd., Fujitsu Limited, Granite Systems, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi,
IBM, Konica, Matsushita Electric Industrial co. Mita Industrial Co., Mitsubishi
Electric Corp., Murata
Ltd., Oki Data Corp., Ricoh Company, Seiko Epson Corp., Sharp Corporation,
Toshiba Corp., Xerox Corp.