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Issue 06/2017

Share your work in 2018

We’d like to hear and read your stories

Take the 170 countries in the IEC family, the 20 000 technical experts who work in standards development, the many certification bodies (CBs) and test laboratories (TLs) in the IEC Conformity Assessment (CA) Systems, and add to the mix the rapid pace at which technologies are evolving today and you have hundreds, if not thousands of stories that can be told within the IEC community.

Issue 06/2016

Electricity drives global move towards greener transport

As populations continue to grow, authorities must find ways to make transport greener and more efficient so that people leave their cars at home

City traffic is increasingly congested and air quality often poor. However, transport systems which rely on full electric power, such as the metro, trams and railway lines, can transport huge numbers of people without causing pollution at the point of use. However, their infrastructure is very costly to build and if a route change is required, this will not be possible outside of the existing rail tracks.

Issue 07/2015

Innovative ways to get about town

Increasingly, cities are looking at new more efficient means of transportation

Despite decades of attempts to reduce urban traffic, by encouraging car-pooling or deterring drivers with congestion charges, city driving is more time-consuming than ever, and often ends in gridlock. There is also the issue of poor and sometimes harmful air quality.

In a bid to improve transport systems while protecting the environment, authorities are embracing new technologies and adapting old ideas to offer commuters more energy efficient, eco-friendly, less costly public transport.

Issue 07/2015

No wires no tangles

The growing trend of wireless charging

The idea of charging up our gadgets without cables is not so new. Back in the early 90s a wireless charging toothbrush was introduced at a dentistry convention in Florida, US. But the commercial application of wireless power transfer (WPT) goes back to the work of Nikola Tesla in the early 1900s.

Issue 03/2015

Is your bus ride charged?

Cleaning up public transport networks

Power tools, mobile phones and tablets, wearables, electric toothbrushes, industrial applications powering wind turbines and equipment used in agriculture and forestry, marine, process automation and healthcare are just some of the items which can be charged using wireless or induction charging systems. Buses have joined this long list with more cities trialling this technology in a bid to make their transport systems cleaner and more efficient.

Issue 01/2011

Power supplies and chargers

A new role in energy efficiency

Small economies in energy can be obtained through improved standby control. One area where small is starting to play a new role in energy efficiency is that of power supplies.