IEC Catalogue on multiple platforms

Customers now able to access IEC Catalogue on more supports, including tablets

By Janice Blondeau

New application allows customers who wish to consult the Catalogue of IEC International Standards and to purchase IEC Publications to do so via several operating systems and platforms, including tablets.

The new online IEC Catalogue for Publications will

For Windows, Mac OS and tablets

This stand-alone application, which was already available for computers running Windows and Mac OS, has also been released for iOS and Android tablets. It replaces the existing catalogue published on CD once a year with updates available online.

This new application provides users with an ideal tool for consulting the entire bibliographical information on IEC International Standards, Technical Specifications, Technical Reports and other documents.

Multiple functions, easier searches

The search functions are identical to those on the IEC Webstore, allowing to do text search as well as search by publication reference, TC and ICS (International Classification for Standards) code, search parameters can be combined. ICS numbers serve as a structure for catalogues of international, regional and national standards and other normative documents.

It is also possible to search for IEC Publications available in French.

Search results give the title, abstract, responsible TC and other publication details, such as a link to the preview.

Keep favourites and other functions

A major advantage of this application is that it allows users to synchronize the catalogue to have access to the latest up-to-date edition, without being restricted to two updates a month as previously.

Any publication of interest can be added to a Favourites section; colour codes are used (blue for new publications, red for the ones that have been withdrawn and orange for publications replaced).

Users are able to order publications via this new Catalogue. The application also gives the list of suppliers of IEC Publications (all National Committees and appointed sales outlets).

Enhanced customer experience

This stand-alone Catalogue greatly improves access to IEC Publications and offer better functionalities that existing tools for customers. Its potential to include additional functions in the future means also that it will prove very useful.

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