A：Members can obtain official specifications and related technical documents, and develop, manufacture and market iVDR standard-compliant products. In addition, they can use the iVDR logo for marketing activities, such as advertising and promotion, and can join various working-group activities.
A：Yes, please see this PDF. [PDF:169KB]
A：Yes, a PDF is available on the Admission Procedures page.
A：Member firms are mainly engaged in electronics, vehicle equipments, as well as global trade. Member companies are listed on the List of Member Companies page.
A：Only a company can become a member. The iVDR Consortium accepts applications from related-hardware manufacturers, content providers, broadcasters, telecommunications operators and research and education institutions. For details, please click here.
A：An executive member has voting rights applicable to the management of the iVDR Consortium and its standards. An executive member also has the right to become a non-permanent member of the Board of Directors.
A general member does not have voting rights.
A：An applicant for an N.P.O. Member is limited to be a non-profit organization whose primary objective is to conduct social activities for non-commercial purposes. An N.P.O. Member will be exempt from membership fee but need to submit an official document issued by a public body such as a tax office and a governmental organization. Each N.P.O. Member can use iVDR logo, however, in return, they need to (a) contribute to a public promotion of iVDR including, a demonstration at a trade exhibition or an academic publication, and make a report of it to the Consortium, or (b) make a report on research or evaluation on iVDR to the Consortium. For details, please click here.
A：¥500,000 for an executive member and ¥300,000 for a general member. There is no membership fee for an N.P.O. Member.
The fiscal year is April to next year's March. Membership fees are paid annually. New members will be charged the full amount irrespective of when in the year they become members. Membership renewal notices are sent out in December or January. For details, please click here.
A：A General Meeting as a decision-making body is held once a year. A Board of Directors’ meeting is held once a month to discuss management issues. The Secretariat is engaged in daily activities. Working groups are committed to designing specifications and promoting standards. For details, please see the Overview of the Consortium page.
A：The Consortium has the following working groups:
Members can join any working group. For details, please see the Overview of the Consortium page.
A：The logo is granted only to products that are compliant with iVDR standards. For consumers, it certifies that products are iVDR-compatible. Manufacturers should apply to the Secretariat for use of the logo before releasing a product. Manufacturers can use the iVDR logo once their products have been confirmed to be compliant.
A：Non-members are not entitled to use the iVDR logo. iVDR Consortium members should apply for the iVDR logo through the Secretariat. Prior permission is required for use of the logo on new products or on prototypes, brochures, panels, etc. for use at trade shows, etc. For more information, please contact the Secretariat using the inquiry form.
A：For more information, please contact the Secretariat using the inquiry form.