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September 2015 Why it is essential for cities and energy to become smarter

To deliver services and maintain an acceptable quality of life for their citizens, cities need to get smarter and make more efficient use of resources. More...

IoT to make buildings and cities "smarter"

As smart commercial buildings become incorporated into the wider energy control networks of smart cities and linked to other aspects such as transport, water and air quality, the increasing...

Smart Cities require a holistic approach to infrastructure

With mass urbanization emerging as an unstoppable trend across the world, cities need to become sustainable on many levels. The solution is to design smart solutions at all levels to help meet...

Common Data Dictionary helps drive business forwards

As business processes in electrical/electronic industries are increasingly being conducted electronically for both internal processes and interaction with external partners, the use of common concepts...

Threats lurking on medical electronic data

Over the years the healthcare sector has become increasingly reliant on an IT infrastructure for the proper and safe operation of its equipment and to manage patients' medical records. Healthcare...

Enhancing how you see the world

Have you experienced augmented reality (AR)? If you have ever had keyhole surgery, reached your destination by using a satellite navigation system or used an AR catalogue to see how furniture looks in...

Medical biometrics improve patients' care

Most people are familiar with the use of biometric identification systems – from fingerprints to voice recognition to iris scans – as elements of sophisticated security systems. The field of...

Industry Spotlight Finding the right Standards for Smart Grids

Smart Grids are seen as a necessary solution to overcome issues...

Industry Spotlight Keeping the body shipshape

Treatment of patients has been greatly improving for decades,...

Technical Committees No power without communication

A transition from one-way power distribution structures to...

Technical Committees Always safer medical electrical equipment

Medical care rests on trust. Trust between patients and medical...

Conformity Assessment Energy-efficient living

How many electrical appliances and devices do we rely on in any...

Conformity Assessment Powder and dust: a risky business

The dramatic incident at the Formosa Fun Coast, a water park in...

Conformity Assessment Safety inside out

Electronics are everywhere in commercial and office buildings....

IEC Family Smart Grid in the power sector

Electricity delivery from power stations to consumers’ premises...

IEC Family IEC 2015 Awards

Recognizing commitment to the IEC

IEC Family Nominations and extensions - September 2015

Technical Committee Chairs beginning their terms in August and September

IEC World Health really matters

IEC International Standards for medical equipment take centre stage in China

IEC World Celebrating World Standards Day 2015

Mexican team creates winning video

IEC World Upcoming global events

IEC participants may get discount on attendance fees

In Store EVs charging wirelessly

Future EVs may not need to plug in to charge their batteries

In Store Standard for medical device software

Consolidated IEC 62304 issued, available as Redline version