Keeping the fun safe

June 2012 Home and entertainment

Today the lines between computing, entertainment and home appliances are blurring. All of them are smart, networked and interconnected. More...

Reducing hazards in the home

By Elaine Clayton, 2011 IEC Young Professional

Swim, paddle and play in safety

A heightened interest in leisure and concern for healthy lifestyles are driving demand in affluent societies for fitness installations – including swimming pools – in clubs, apartment complexes...

No networked home without standards

The home environment becomes increasingly networked and integrated: appliances get smarter and communicate better with entertainment devices, lighting, heating, cooling and alarm systems as well as...

Game changer for amusement machines

While the irresistible global rise of online entertainment is bringing rapid change to the market for commercial amusement machines, businesses are also readjusting to the combined pressures of...

TC work helps keep households safe

The large and rapidly increasing number of electrical appliances used in the home and elsewhere means that new and updated standards are constantly required to deal with safety issues connected with...

Keeping intruders at bay

Producers of intrusion alarm and electronic security systems, whose past activities have focused mainly on industrial, commercial and government premises, have found new business opportunities and a...

Technical Committees Environmental aspects changing markets

More attention than ever before is being given to the overall...

Conformity Assessment Connecting people

The past 15 years have seen the extraordinary growth of the ICT...

Conformity Assessment Joining forces in the Ex sector

IECEx, the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to...

Conformity Assessment Can't do without them

In countless ways, modern day technologies have changed the way...

IEC World Looking to the future

COPANT, the Pan American Standards Commission, held its annual...

IEC World Key role of education

Today’s students will be tomorrow’s leaders and decision...

IEC Family Power up

Ample and reliable supply of electrical energy is key for any...

IEC Family LARC celebrates its 5-year anniversary

On 7 May, IEC-LARC (Latin America Regional Centre) celebrated its...

IEC Family Taming electrostatics

New Chairman for IEC TC 101

IEC Family Mapping the way to energy efficiency

New Swiss member to SMB SG 1

IEC Family Obituary - Anders J. Thor, a universal linguist

Anders J. Thor, leading figure in the standardization of quantities and units and Chairman of IEC TC 25 dies

In Store Testing ensures EMC from the outset

IEC International Standards help prevent interference between systems

In Store Amendment to medical standard

Reducing risk through standardization

In Store Dashboard navigation made easy

Contextual menus added to lists of IEC TC/SCs, NCs and Affiliates

In Store Faster, more accurate search results

New search box helps refine queries