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Issue 04/2018

A glimpse into the future

Pioneering research spurs on IEC multimedia work

Cutting edge research and development (R&D) projects are improving tomorrow’s world for people with disabilities, for car drivers and even for radio listeners. IEC Technical Committee (TC) 100: Audio, video and multimedia systems and equipment, is preparing the ground for the appropriate International Standards.

2016
Issue 01/2016

Still young at 90

Radio at the heart of relief efforts

The theme of this year’s World Radio Day, which marks the anniversary of the first broadcast by UN Radio on 13 February 1946, was “Radio in times of emergency and disaster”. Radio makes a unique contribution in such times. It has managed to evolve constantly and has remained at the heart of technical innovation, thanks in no small part to IEC standardization work over 90 years.

2015
Issue 01/2015

Keeping the radio on for nearly 90 years

From radio transmitters and receivers to better sound, the IEC sets standards

As World Radio Day, which marks the anniversary of the first broadcast by UN Radio in 1946, is celebrated every 13 February, it is worth recalling nearly 90 years of continuous involvement by the IEC and its central role in the technical development of radio broadcasting in aspects ranging from equipment to improved sound quality.