The vital role of standards in our smart world

Issue 04/2018 Message from Frans Vreeswijk, IEC General Secretary & CEO

The fourth industrial revolution is blurring the traditional boundaries between the physical, digital and biological worlds. More...

Smarter living

Nearly every aspect of our lives bears the imprint of smart technology. From home thermostats controlled via a smart phone to watches that monitor our health, the number of traditional devices that...

More power to you!

Technology breakthroughs are lowering the cost of renewable energies while low-voltage direct current systems (LVDC) are being tested by experts both in the developed and developing world.

A belt and braces approach to cyber security

We use the expression “belt and braces” to mean that we are being extra careful about something. The idea is that if our belt breaks unexpectedly, our braces will ensure that our...

A glimpse into the future

Cutting edge research and development (R&D) projects funded by the European Union (EU) are improving tomorrow’s world for people with disabilities, for car drivers and even for radio listeners....

IECEE work benefits the environment, workplace and homes

Every day, whether at home, in the workplace, hospitals, airports or other public places, we come into contact with many devices and their operating systems, which we expect should function safely and...

IECRE certification raises the bar in renewables industry

Many countries around the world are working towards producing more power from and increasing the amount of renewables to be integrated into national energy supplies.