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January 2016 Striving to make the world a better place

Do we have a better life with the thousands of connected devices that we have at our disposal today? Do inventors and designers create new needs in customers when they bring a new device to market or are we the ones seeking new experiences and... More...

Tech trends 2016

The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, USA, was again a show of records, reflecting the growing importance of consumer electronics and connected devices.

Printed electronics

The IEC covers technologies at many phases of industrialization. Printed Electronics is still in the very early stages of introduction into industry – a good time to start the standardization...

The wearable future

In our mobile world, we carry our lives in our portable devices and expect to be able to access information anytime, anywhere. On a train, in a shop, out walking, we surf the net, communicate through...

Cabled or wireless – high-quality audio is gaining ground

Not such a long time ago high-fidelity, or hi-fi, stereo sound systems, which first started appearing in homes in large numbers in the early 1970s, were considered the ultimate in home entertainment....

Still young at 90

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...

Changing TV gear and consumption habits

In recent years the television industry has experienced countless changes to its content production and distribution modes, the equipment needed to support them and viewers’ expectations. Leaving...

Technology Focus Broadcasting from a new perspective

The pan shot zooms in as it sweeps around the stage. Executed...

Industry Spotlight Is 4D printing the next step?

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the...

Technical Committees Cables still in the loop for data transfer

Radio frequency (RF) equipment is still widely used for the...

Conformity Assessment Power to the people

On the one hand, energy efficiency is a new way of life that...

Conformity Assessment Ex aspect of food safety

Do you realize that your local bakery may be a potentially...

Conformity Assessment Monitoring frenzy

Is there a time of day or night when we do not rely on electrical...

IEC World Why cities must become smarter, now

Everybody wants to build Smart Cities but what is needed to make...

IEC Family The pursuit of excellence

The IEC extends its warmest congratulations to two IEC experts,...

IEC Family January 2016 nominations

The latest TC Chair nominations approved by the SMB

IEC World Upcoming global events

Events around Smart Grids

In Store Security toolbox helps protect from cyberattacks

New ISO/IEC 27000 series of International Standards now available