[photopress:It_IGRS.jpg,full,alignright]A Chinese homegrown technology can make seamless connections among computers, television sets and other electronic products. As a standard it has now passed key hurdles with two international standards organizations which means it will probably become universal.
The standard, called ‘Intelligent Grouping and Resource Sharing’ (IGRS), would be the first of its kind for the seamless integration of 3C devices (computers, communications and consumer electronics) to be recognized internationally.
Sun Yuning, director of China’s IGRS Workgroup said the IGRS standard won key votes by members of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), two non-governmental international standards organizations.
This means the standard will be promulgated by the ISO as an international 3C device convergence standard next year.
With IGRS, users can enjoy seamless interconnection of their devices, which can identify the presence of other devices and determine which resources they can share.
China’s IT giants, including Lenovo, TCL and Konka, developed the standard in 2003 and have been upgrading it since.
China’s first 3C device that used IGRS was a computer produced by Lenovo in October 2004. Now, more than 30 kinds of TVs, computers and cell phones use the technology in China. It is a major move towards making this a totally interconnected electronic world.
Source: China View
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