The “iVDR* Consortium” was established on March 5, 2002 by Canon Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi, Ltd., Phoenix Technologies K.K., Pioneer Corporation, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Limited.
As of July 1, 2011, iVDR Consortium restarted as "Ippan Shadan Hojin (General Incorporated Association) iVDR Consortium**."
*iVDR： information Versatile Device for Removable usage
**The consortium name has been changed from “iVDR Hard Disk Drive Consortium” to “iVDR Consortium” as of May, 2009.
Based on the concept of the removable hard disk drive, the iVDR Consortium will develop the iVDR platform in order to make it an industry standard as a next-generation large data platform compatible with a broad range of devices from AV products to PCs. Furthermore, the iVDR Consortium will work to promote iVDR use in related industries based on its strength as a universal device compatible with different devices.
|Director General||Dr. Fumio Kugiya||TV ASIA INC.|
|Chairperson||Dr. Toshiaki Hioki||General Incorporated Association iVDR Consortium|
|Mr. Kenichi Hirai||SHARP Corporation|
|Mr. Eiji Hori||I-O Data Device Inc.|
|Mr. Kenji Katsumata||Hitachi Consumer Marketing,Inc.|
|Mr. Shiroharu Kawasaki||TV ASIA INC.|
|Auditors||Mr. Fumio Agui||Visual Japan, Inc.|
|Mr. Nanao Nakano||JP Co., Ltd.|
|Secretary General||Mr. Hiroshi Mutoh||General Incorporated Association iVDR Consortium|
As of April 1, 2017