The following associations cover automatic ID technologies and related industries, bold indicates membership:
ATM Industry Association http://www.atmia.com
ATMIA specifically addresses ATM technologies and applications.
Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM) http://www.aimglobal.org
AIM administers bar code specifications other than UPC.
EMV (Europay/MasterCard/Visa) is the standard for European-based smart card transactions.
Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) http://www.electran.org
The Electronic Transactions Association is the leading trade association for the payments industry, representing 500 companies worldwide who offer electronic transaction processing products and services.
National Retail Federation (NRF) http://www.nrf.com
NRF addresses all issues relating to retail business, including Point of Sale (POS) applications.
Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) http://www.gorspa.org/
The only association connection the Point of Sale technology ecosystem. The members include resellers, distributors, hardware manufacturers, software developers, consultants and service providers who bring retail technoloby solutions to the marketplace.
Smart Card Alliance (SCA) 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 http://www.uc-council.org
The UCC administers UPC bar code specifications.
USB (Universal Serial Bus) http://www.usb.org
USB administers standards related to USB interface technology.