AR, VR or both?

May 2016 Cutting-edge technologies may well affect everyone’s life in the near future

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are still at an early development stage but evolving at an extremely rapid pace. Will one prevail over the other in future? Will they develop in parallel, serving different purposes and... More...

Virtual reality is central to aviation and maritime training

Virtual reality is increasingly making the headlines, thanks mainly to the gaming community, but it started finding its way in a wide range of domains a long time ago. Virtual reality has been around...

Preventing a potential cybersecurity nightmare

Cybersecurity is now central to the safe operation of industrial installations, but user accounts for many devices used in these installations are not properly managed. Central user account management...

Shipping sets watch for [not so] distant cyberthreats

Piracy has posed a major security threat to mariners everywhere, from Asia to the Mediterranean, since time immemorial. In the future, threats from armed gangs boarding ships and holding vessels and...

Experiencing life like never before

From sports events to cultural and historic venues, the leisure industry is embracing virtual and augmented reality in creative ways, to make game viewing even more exciting and offer new travel...

Cooling data centre energy demand

Continuing global growth in the on-line sector and so-called cloud services means a comparable and significant increase in the power use associated with those services. Major internet-based businesses...

Blending the real and virtual worlds

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology is all around us. Whether playing a mind-blowing game, training for surgery, enhancing classroom learning, or stepping inside a building that...

Technical Committees Multimedia systems and equipment produce different realities

Virtual reality (VR), which replicates an environment, and...

Conformity Assessment The off-grid solar revolution

We don’t think twice about using lights at home during the day...

Conformity Assessment AR/VR underground

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), long associated...

Conformity Assessment A wealth of information at your fingertips

Augmented reality (AR) may not have developed its full potential...

Conformity Assessment The growing importance of global-scale renewable energy

Over the last five years, the cost of renewable power generation...

IEC World Electricity access for everyone, everywhere

World energy consumption is expected to grow by 37% by 2040,...

IEC World IoT on the IEC map

IEC, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and...

IEC Family A call for tomorrow’s IEC leaders

For the IEC Young Professionals Programme 2016 workshop, IEC...

IEC Family May 2016 nominations

The latest TC Chair nominations approved by the SMB

IEC World Upcoming global events

Smart Cities and hydropower on the agenda

In Store Joint IEC/IEEE Standard to improve substation operation

Precise time synchronization for grid automation needs a broadly accepted Standard