International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies
Products overview

Products overview

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IEC Standards+ products focus on the changes contained in the new edition of a Publication. They give customers an instant and complete view of those changes along with additional information.


At present time, this category of Value-Added Products includes the Redline versions and the Commented versions.

The designation of a Redline or Commented version is identical to that of its base publication, with the addition of the prefix S+. Product’s file also bears a dedicated watermark.



Redline version


IEC Standards+ Redline version is a package which includes both the new edition of a Publication and its Redline version. The Redline version clearly highlights all the changes between the new and the previous edition of a Publication, by using the track changes functionality of Microsoft ® Word: additions and deletions are displayed in red, with deletions being struck through.


Maintenance - A Redline version is automatically withdrawn when the corresponding base publication is withdrawn.


Remark - The development of a Redline version is not systematic. Criteria are the popularity of the Publication and the clear structure of the changes. If the changes are too much interwoven into the content, a Redline version may be unreadable and thus, lose the benefit of a clear and quick identification of the changes.


Commented version


IEC Standards+ Commented version is the only Product where the consensus-based content of a Publication is enriched with technical information. It is made of a Redline version with highlighted areas where a leading expert has added significant and extensive comments on changes in the form of pop-up windows and attachments. The summary of comments and attachments is also provided at the end of the document.


Additionally, the Commented version is enabled for commenting and reviewing in Adobe® Reader® by customers.


Maintenance - A Commented version is automatically withdrawn when the corresponding base publication is withdrawn.


Remark - In order for customers to take full benefit from functionalities provided by a Commented version, it is available in electronic format only.