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Issue 06/2017 Message from Frans Vreeswijk, IEC General Secretary & CEO

IEC work has to be relevant to companies and countries to help them address real market and societal needs. More...

A new kind or training

Modern virtual reality (VR) technology has its origins in the military, and later gaming industries. Many sectors use VR applications to improve business and enhance workplace safety. Some examples...

Helping prevent a cyber nightmare

Standardization work by the IEC technical committees (TCs) and subcommittees (SCs), and by the Joint Technical Committee (ISO/IEC JTC 1) set up by the IEC and the International Organization for...

Driving the future

Vehicle makers, telecoms operators and local authorities are planning our future means of transport in big cities, with the help of some key IEC Standards. Self-driving tractors and agribots are...

Independence Day

Using new technology and gadgets to help the elderly and people with disabilities stay independent in and outside the home is the approach favoured by most health specialists, not to mention...

In the home stretch

From smart clothes to talking cows: the IEC prepares Standards for the latest wearable applications.

Energy efficiency to recover power for the future

Energy efficiency (EE) is the most important and easily available source of energy; it can be collected along the entire energy chain, from generation, transmission and storage to final use in...

Technology Focus Printed electronics gathering pace

Printed electronics is a relatively new technology, but it has...

Technology Focus Dealing with natural and industrial disasters

Natural and industrial or accidental disasters can take many...

Technology Focus Improving safety and reliability in process industry plants

Ahmad Hosni, a Functional Safety Senior Engineer, Certified...

Industry Spotlight Air transport required to clean its acts

Transportation is a major source of emissions of greenhouse gases...

Technical Committees Thirty years of ICT standardization

The world has never been more connected and surrounded by ICT....

Conformity Assessment The importance of testing against International Standards

Today, many devices and services found in homes, hospitals, the...

Conformity Assessment Number one in its field

Year in, year out, the list of incidents happening in hazardous...

Conformity Assessment Smart, safe and reliable

Inventions of past centuries have paved the way for today’s...

Conformity Assessment Instilling confidence in a whole industry

IECRE System offers a common language for a highly technical product

IEC Family A global approach

Strong IEC presence on five continents through its regional offices

IEC Family IEC future leaders and experts

IEC Young Professionals workshop, Vladivostok, Russia

IEC Family Strengthening participation

IEC Affiliate Country Programme committed to provide invaluable support to developing countries

IEC Family 2017 IEC Awards

Recognizing excellence and commitment to the IEC

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