The following associations cover automatic ID technologies and related industries:
ATM Industry Association http://www.atmia.com
ATMIA specifically addresses ATM technologies and applications.
Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM)
AIM administers bar code specifications other than UPC.
EMV (Europay/MasterCard/Visa) is the standard for European-based smart card transactions.
Kiosks.org brings kiosk fabricators, suppliers, and customers together.
National Retail Federation (NRF) http://www.nrf.com
NRF addresses all issues relating to retail business, including Point of Sale (POS) applications.
Smart Card Alliance http://www.smartcardalliance.org
SCA is a not-for profit, multi-industry association working to accelerate the widespread acceptance of multiple-application smart card technology.
Uniform Code Council
The UCC administers UPC bar code specifications.
USB (Universal Serial Bus)
USB administers standards related to USB interface technology.