Interoperability

October 2014 A must for today’s “Made in the World” products

Even if the packaging of the brand-new device you just acquired indicates that it was made in a specific country, you can be assured that it isn’t quite the whole picture. Chances are great that some of the components came from country A, others... More...

Looking behind the standards

As the pace of technological development accelerates, there is increasing pressure to reduce the time required to produce international standards, as well as to start the standardization process at...

Dependable systems for all sectors

Dependability is a crucial consideration in the development and application of technological systems. In today’s global business environment, dependability is a key decision-making factor in the...

Made in the World redefines trade

Today, unlike a few decades ago, industrial goods are less and less "Made in X" or Made in Y", but they are "Made in the World", even if not labelled as such. As the number of...

Keeping mature technology in top shape

With the share of RE (renewable energy) sources in the global energy generation mix predicted to grow considerably in coming decades, hydropower will continue to make a major contribution to clean...

How standards help achieve sustainability

We live in a fast moving world, in which technology is constantly evolving. There are increasing numbers of devices and systems in the marketplace which are used in various daily activities. From...

From research to standardization

Dr Hebbale Narasimhaiah Nagamani took over the chairmanship of TC (Technical Committee) 33: Power capacitors and their applications for a six-year period on 1 May 2014. Nagamani has a Ph.D. in...

Conformity Assessment Protection against electromagnetic effects

Lightning is a huge natural electrostatic discharge between...

Conformity Assessment Raising awareness on high-risk mining operations

The DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) is extremely rich in...

Conformity Assessment MEMS tested and certified by IECQ

In thousands of ways, new and smaller technologies are helping us...

IEC Family October 2014 nominations

Nominations for Technical Committees and an Advisory Committee...

IEC World World Standards Day

Since 1970, World Standards Day (WSD) has been celebrated on...

In Store A new look for IEC Global Visions

Those of you who are regular visitors to the Global Visions...