AVS is short for Audio Video coding Standard Working Group of China, a national standards drafting organization approved by the Science and Technology Department of Ministry of Information Industry of China. AVS acts as the national body in ISO/IEC JTC1 SC29/WG11 (MPEG). AVSThe goal of the working group is to establish the standard for compression, decompression, manipulation, and display in digital audio and video multimedia equipment and systems. This standard applies in fields such as high-resolution digital broadcast, high-density laser-digital storage media, wireless broadband multimedia communication, and Internet broadband stream media. The achievement of AVS is the national standard "Information Technology Advanced AV coding". AVS standard has three special points: Advanced Technology, IPR clear, Open worldwide. AVS is supported by the Chinese government, the AV industry in China and out of China. Up to know, AVS has more 130 members.
AVS official website: http://www.avs.org.cn
Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA) founded in 2000, the ISMA is a global alliance of industry leaders dedicated to the adoption and deployment of open standards for streaming rich media such as video, audio, and associated data over Internet protocols. The goal of its membership is to promote standards-based solutions that offer greater choice, flexibility, extensive cost efficiencies, and higher quality of service. The organization achieves this by providing the industry with technical specifications based on non-proprietary and existing standards, testing solutions that enable multi-vendor, multi-platform interoperability, and a premier logo certification program. ISMA collaborates with industry analysts to track standards adoption, as well as with other trade associations and standards bodies to promote interoperable solutions across the entire content delivery spectrum.
ISMA official website: http://www.isma.tv