Electricity drives everything

October 2015 Message from Frans Vreeswijk, IEC General Secretary & CEO

IEC work continues to grow in importance. Today, electricity drives everything. It is unseen but indispensable. So normal that many of us never think about it. More...

Innovative ways to get about town

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....

Better safe than sorry

Have you ever had your e-mail hacked or been informed that the personal information you have given to your credit card company has been breached? Such breaches have become commonplace as our personal...

New perspectives for drones

The drone as we know it today began life in the 1800s and was originally used for target practice to train military personnel. Now, they are increasingly available for less than USD 1 000 in the...

Embracing cage-free colleagues

Smaller businesses are becoming more streamlined and competitive thanks to the development of cobots or collaborative robots, capable of working safely with humans along assembly lines.

No wires no tangles

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...

Convenience and safety behind global power tool boom

In an age of innovation and constant technological evolution, a wide variety of affordable, easy-to-use power tools allow many people to maintain their homes and gardens themselves rather than calling...

Technical Committees Securing our digital lives

As information technology becomes ever more pervasive in our...

Conformity Assessment Long-term commitment to safety

The number of CB Certificates issued by members of IECEE, the IEC...

Conformity Assessment Safety in Ex areas is paramount

Taipei in June, Bosley in July and Tianjin in August: colour...

Conformity Assessment Shedding a light on IECQ

Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Energy and Smart...

Conformity Assessment Gearing up

Global energy needs are increasing constantly and with the...

IEC Family Go ahead, get ahead

IEC National Committees have selected their 2015 IEC Young...

IEC Family Outreach and training

The past 12 months were a busy period for the Affiliate...

IEC Family Connecting people

For many years the IEC IT Department has provided services for...

IEC World Competitive like never before

Cooperation, the key to corporate success

IEC World Light up, light up!

IEC support for the International Year of Light

IEC World International Day for Disaster Reduction 2015

Loss of power can cause great hardship to populations and economies

IEC World The future is LVDC

IEC and Bureau of Indian Standards to hold first LVDC International Conference

IEC World Register now!

Participate in the WSC Workshop on Conformity Assessment

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