The VSO meets every two months to discuss, plan, and develop standards to support its members' interests. Observers are welcome. A meeting registration fee is charged for all attendees.
Meeting agendas and minutes of each VSO meeting are available to VITA members.
Access the VITA Workspace to review.
The VSO is chaired by an elected representative of the VITA membership. The current VSO chair is:
Accredited as an American National Standards developer and a submitter of Industry Technical Agreements to the IEC, the VITA Standards Organization arm of VITA provides its members with the ability to develop and to promote open technology standards. Standards development takes place in working groups and study groups. The VSO has created dozens of standards over the years that promote open technology systems. Within the VSO no one individual holds the power to decide what technology may become a standard undefined that power belongs solely to the membership.
The VSO Policies and Procedures (VSO PP) describe the general operating policies and rules for the VSO, with the goal of serving both VITA members and VITA technology users.
The VSO was accredited as an American National Standards developer in June 1993, and follows a process described in "Procedures for the Development of American National
These documents are available to VITA members by accessing the VITA Workspace.
The Industry Technical Agreement (ITA) is an IEC program that allows industry groups to develop specifications and receive recognition from the IEC. The VSO received recognition as an ITA submitter in May of 2001. See the IEC website for more information.
VSO Working Groups
The VSO has implemented a standards development collaboration tool from Kavi. To access this tool, you must be a registered member of VITA and active in VSO working groups. Access to individual working group pages requires a VITA Workspace member login. Request access from VITA if needed.