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Admission Guide

T-Engine Forum consists of corporate members (*1) who have agreed with the goals of the forum and submitted the application form. There are six membership types; Executive Committee members, A-members, B-members, e-members Academic members and Liaison members. Please note that the latest information is provided to members on the "members-only website (*2)" for each membership type.

 

  1. Executive Committee members : Members who are deeply involved in T-Engine Forum operations including decision-making for policies and strategies.
  2. Executive Committee members can be deeply involved in the operation of this forum, including participation in executive committees where decision-making for policies and strategies is conducted.
    Executive Committee members can

    • participate in executive committees, committees, working groups, general meetings and seminars.
    • enjoy all the privileges that A-, B- and e-members have and can browse all the “members-only websites.”

  3. A-members : Members who design and develop specifications of T-Kernel and ITRON itself, or design and develop specifications of Ubiquitous ID technology. They can be deeply involved in these specifications.
  4. A-member type should meet the needs of those that develop products using T-Kernel and ITRON specification OS, and would like to be involved in the specification creation and development of these platforms.
    A-member type should also meet the needs of those that develop ubiquitous computing related technologies and products, and would like to be involved in the specification creation and development of Ubiquitous ID technology, etc. and provider services.
    A-members can

    • access information on T-Kernel, ITRON, Ubiquitous ID technology, etc. prior to the releases to B- and e-members.
    • be ucode providers in addition to being able to receive 48-bit ucode subspace allocation.
    • apply for certifications including ucode tag certification.
    • participate in committees, working groups, general meetings and seminars.
    • disseminate information regarding T-Kernel, ITRON and Ubiquitous ID technology through the T-Engine Forum website or e-mail magazines.
    • demonstrate their own products or services related to T-Kernel, ITRON specification OS, and Ubiquitous ID technology to other members by showcasing at general meetings.
    • enjoy the privileges that B- and e- members have and browse the “Members-only web pages” for A-, B- and e-members.

  5. B-members : User members who develop products using T-Kernel and ITRON specification OS.
  6. Companies that mainly manufacture hardware, develop various middleware, or provide its development environment, etc., in the embedded systems industry participate in T-Engine Forum using B-member type.
    B-members can

    • access information on T-Kernel, ITRON, etc., prior to the releases to the public.
    • participate in general meetings for B-members and seminars.
    • browse the B-members-only website.
    • disseminate information regarding T-Kernel, ITRON and various development environments through the T-Engine Forum website or e-mail magazines.
    • demonstrate their own products or services related to T-Kernel and ITRON specification OS to other members by showcasing at general meetings.

  7. e-members : User members who conduct activities related to the utilization of Ubiquitous ID and eTRON.
  8. Companies that provide products related to ucode tag such as RFID tags, two-dimensional barcodes and active tags, and their reader devices related to Ubiquitous ID technology or web services using ucodes can participate in the forum. Furthermore, the users of such products in all industries and public sectors such as food, retail, distribution, construction and content industries, local governments and government agencies, etc. can participate.
    e-members can

    • access information on Ubiquitous ID technology prior to the release to the public.
    • receive 48-bit ucode subspace allocation. If they pay three or more shares of the annual fee, they can be ucode providers.
    • apply for certifications including ucode tag certification.
    • participate in general meetings for e-members and seminars.
    • conduct various feasibility study experiments using the EAP (Experimental Activity Procedure) system supported by Ubiquitous ID Center.
    • browse the e-members-only website.
    • disseminate information related to Ubiquitous ID technology through the T-Engine Forum website or e-mail magazines.
    • demonstrate their own products or services related to Ubiquitous ID technology to other members by showcasing at general meetings.

  9. Academic members : Members who conduct academic research and educational activities related to T-Kernel, Ubiquitous ID and eTRON. The condition for admission is “to be an organization that is involved in education.”
  10. Members can participate in the forum as a university, faculty, department, or laboratory.
    Academic members can

    • receive 48-bit ucode subspace allocation.
    • participate in seminars.
    • browse the Academic members-only website.

  11. Liaison members : Organizations that conduct the research, development, dissemination and promotion of open architecture which they can promote with T-Engine Forum, and organizations that can collaborate with T-Engine Forum activities. Information is exchanged in both directions.
    • Liaison members can participate in some types of meetings if the participation is approved by the Executive Committee.

  12. Supporting members : Members who support T-Engine Forum activities financially.
  13. Supporting members are not involved in the formulation or approval of forum standards.
    Supporting members can

    • receive 48-bit ucode subspace allocation.
    • apply for certifications including ucode tag certification.
    • participate in general meetings and seminars.
    • browse the Supporting members-only website.

 


(*1) Individuals are not allowed to apply to join the forum. You must apply as a corporate member.
(*2) The following information can be obtained from each members-only website depending on the type of membership.

    • T-Kernel, μT-Kernel, T-Kernel Standard Extension and MP T-Kernel before their public release, various adaptation patches, T-Kernel Test Suite and tools. Specifications and updated information.
    • Software and tools before their public release including ucode Resolution Library and ucode Entry System which are related to Ubiquitous ID technology. Specifications and updated information.
    • Information on the activity report of General Meetings, Committees, and Working Groups.
    • Information on seminar textbooks, sample codes, etc.

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