Broadcast Networks Europe (BNE) is a non-profit association of European terrestrial digital television broadcasters with its headquarters in Brussels. It was established in 2010, and OIV was one of its twelve founders. The association has 16 members who operate in 19 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Sweden. The association’s activities are aimed at the preservation and development of an efficient and fair regulatory framework for terrestrial digital television and radio network broadcasters, to ensure that European citizens continue to have universal access to a broad array of television and radio programming and content. At a time of intense development of wireless broadband communications, the principal challenge is to ensure access to a sufficient range of the radiofrequency spectrum in the UHF band and maintain competitiveness in the coming 5G era.
WorldDAB is an international organization, the global forum for digital radio, facilitating the adoption of digital radio based on the DAB and DAB+ standard. Its members are commercial radio broadcasters, network operators, regulatory agencies and manufacturers of radio receivers, electronic components, professional equipment and motor vehicles, and it has over 100 members from 29 countries throughout the world. OIV became a member in 2018, after it began test transmission of DAB+ radio in Croatia in 2017, so that it could acquire knowledge and experience through its membership and cooperation with other members in the country that had already had considerable experience in DAB+ radio, in order to more easily facilitate the introduction of commercial DAB+ radio in Croatia. In this sense, even earlier it had already begun to participate in WorldDAB’s annual meetings, the so-called WorldDAB General Assembly, as well as other conferences organized by WorldDAB (e.g. WorldDAB Automotive).
DMR (Digital Mobile Radio Association) is a worldwide association that ensures that DMR will be a supported digital standard for business users. Members of this association are companies, organizations and individuals who use DMR products professionally or uphold the DMR standard in other ways.
Croatian Internet eXchange (CIX) is the Croatian national centre for the exchange of internet traffic based in the University Computer Centre (SRCE), and opened to all internet service providers in Croatia, both commercial and non-commercial, i.e., private, networks. Odašiljači i veze is a member and connected to CIX, thereby setting up direct communication channels between OIV and other internet service providers in the CIX. Odašiljači i veze thereby gives the users of services from Croatian internet providers direct access to information at www.oiv.hr as well as OIV’s professional internet services.
Elektrotehničko društvo Zagreb (EDZ) is an association established to promote, develop and advance electrotechnical culture in the city of Zagreb. Its purpose is to gather all types of experts in the electrical and electronics fields, engineers, technicians, electricians, students, retired professionals and citizens from other fields who are interested in raising the level of professionalism, promoting new knowledge, and developing and advancing electrical technology. OIV is a long-time member, and OIV’s employees, engineers and technicians attend vocational seminars organized by the Society for the purpose of additional education and career advancement.
HrOUG - the aim of the Croatian Oracle User Group is to share knowledge and experiences on implementation of Oracle technology, providing information to end-users and improving relationships between users and the Oracle Corporation as well as improving the organization of the IT profession and its participants in Croatia and abroad.
Hrvatska udruga poslodavaca (HUP) is a voluntary, non-profit and independent organization of employers that protects and promotes the rights and interests of its members. Established pursuant to the principles of voluntary membership, democratic advocacy and expression of the interests of its members, the Association promotes the entrepreneurial spirit and entrepreneurial rights and freedoms. OIV has been a member of HUP since 2015, and it is also a member of and active participant in the work of the IT and Communication Industry Association (HUP-UIKD), one of the branch associations established inside HUP.
Hrvatski zavod za norme is an autonomous non-profit institution established as the national body of the Republic of Croatia to further the aims of standardization. OIV became a regular member in 2006 and participated in the work of several technical committees. Since 2019, OIV has had observer status.
RIPE NCC (Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre) is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia. RIPE sees to the allocation of IP address space and other Internet resources to Internet service providers (ISPs) and other organizations. OIV is a member, i.e., a Local Internet Registry (LIR) in RIPE NCC. RIPE NCC has allocated to OIV Ipv4 and Ipv6 public addresses and an AS number for the needs of its own network and server infrastructure. These resources are used for systems that must have continuous secure Internet access: digital platforms (EPG DVB-T, DVB-T2), OiV DNS, OiV www, the OTT HRTi project, playout, etc.
Our experts actively participate in the work of technical guilds
Besides the aforementioned memberships, individual experts from OIV are certified electrical, civil and mechanical engineers and members of trade guilds in the Croatian Chamber of Electrical Engineers, the Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers and the Croatian Chamber of Mechanical Engineers, and they are involved in expertise-based tasks in their respective fields as accountable individuals, in compliance with special regulations which govern activities in the fields of physical planning and construction. Due to job-related needs, at the end of 2018 individual employees began to undergo education for project management certification based on the PMI (Project Management Institute) method and they are enrolled in the PMI.