There are four classes of membership: Vendor, Utility, Auditing, and Sponsoring.

Vendor
$5,000/year

Early access to the latest developments in the specification allowing for quicker time to market with MultiSpeak-compatible products.


Access to and influence over future development plans.


Attend and vote at technical meetings held to update, extend and improve the specification.


Attend and vote at business planning meetings where future direction of the specification is established.


Nominate and vote for four of the nine members of the advisory board.


Free access to integrator training.


Access to members only website.


Access to vendor-specific email discussion list.


Network with other vendors using MultiSpeak.


Listed on the website’s vendor list.


Can use appropriate MultiSpeak trademarks and logos in advertising.


Can market tested products as compliant or interoperable – utilities value tested interoperability.


Listing of tested products on MultiSpeak website.


Special trade-show booth signage identifying vendor as MultiSpeak member or provider of compatible or interoperable solutions.


Technical support to enhance vendor development efforts and independent third-party resolutions of vendor disputes on interpretation of the specification.

Utility
$500/year or $1,200/year*

Early access to the latest developments in the specification allowing for quicker time to market with MultiSpeak-compatible products.


Access to and influence over future development plans.


Attend and vote at technical meetings held to update, extend and improve the specification.


Attend and vote at business planning meetings where future direction of the specification is established.


Nominate and vote for four of the nine members of the advisory board.


Free access to integrator training.


Access to members only website.


Access to utility-specific email discussion list.


Network with other utilities using MultiSpeak.


Listed on the website’s utility list.


* A Utility membership costs $500 per year for NRECA voting member electric cooperative utilities or $1,200 per year for non-NRECA members.

Auditing
$400/year or $1,200/year*

Early access to the latest developments in the specification allowing for quicker time to market with MultiSpeak-compatible products.


Access to and influence over future development plans.


Attend technical meetings held to update, extend and improve the specification. Auditing members may not vote on any issue at those meetings.


Attend business planning meetings where future direction of the specification is established. Auditing members may not vote on any issue at those meetings.


Nominate and vote for four of the nine members of the advisory board. Auditing members cannot serve as an Advisory Board member.


* An Auditing membership costs $400 per year for NRECA voting members that are not software vendors or utilities or $1,200 per year for non-NRECA members.

Next Steps

Membership documents can be downloaded, completed, and sent to the attention of:

Mr. Tony Thomas
NRECA
4301 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203-1860

MultiSpeak Software Integration Initiative Membership Agreement
MultiSpeak Trademark License Agreement
Software Integration Initiative Operating Guidelines
MultiSpeak Software Integration Initiative Policy on Intellectual Property Rights
MultiSpeak Technical Committee Process
MultiSpeak Trademark Usage Guide

Payment may be made in the form of a credit card payment or a check made payable to NRECA. Credit card information should be sent along with the membership agreements to Mr. Tony Thomas.

If payment is made by check, membership agreements should still be sent to Mr. Tony Thomas at the address listed above and payment only should be sent separately to:

NRECA
P.O. Box 758777
Baltimore, MD 21275-8777

Sponsorship Opportunities

For trade organizations or governmental entities that may wish to provide significant funding to advance the MultiSpeak specification.

Acceptance of an organization for Sponsoring Membership requires special action by the MultiSpeak Advisory Board, the governing body of MultiSpeak.For more information on becoming a Sponsoring Member, please contact Tony Thomas or Alvin Razon.

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