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  • Tackling cyber security threats
    Today's fully automated controls systems require a specific approach to safety and security

    IECEE is developing the necessary strategy to minimize exposure to these risks

  • Full steam ahead!
    Showcasing the work of IEC TC 5: Steam Turbines

    With global demand for electricity exploding, steam turbines have a hot future ahead.

  • Expanding trade opportunities for Euro-Asian countries
    IEC and EASC sign renewed Cooperation Agreement

    A renewed Cooperation Agreement between IEC and Euro-Asian Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification will help to expand trade opportunities.

  • Thermal solar moves into the mainstream
    The construction of thermal solar power plants introduces a new source of energy

    Advances in CSP (Concentrating solar thermal power) systems including a series of major new projects are expanding the take-up of this technology.

  • Scaling up efficiency and renewables through standardization
    Policy makers urged to work more closely with International SDOs

    When private and public stakeholders work together technology-independent processes, well-designed policies and the right technology systems are possible.

  • Using the smartness of our cities
    A snapshot of IEC Smart Cities work

    IEC SEG (Systems Evaluation Group) 1 has been created as part of the systems approach to manage Smart City standardization needs.

  • IEC and UIC sign global Cooperation Agreement
    Closer cooperation on rail standards will benefit overall safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of rail systems

    Closer collaboration will make best use of the extensive expertise of each organization and avoid duplication railway standards.

  • We have a winner!
    Damar Panji Wijaya (Indonesia) is winner of the 2014 World Standards Day poster competition

    Wijaya's design will provide the visual identity of World Standards Day 2014, celebrated each year on 14 October.

  • Tomorrow’s experts step up
    Introducing the UK Young Professionals national programme

    Insights into how BEC (the British Electrotechnical Committee) is helping to prepare the next generation of IEC experts.

  • Treating the body electric
    New electrotechnologies offer interesting prospects for medicine

    Entirely new electrotechnologies and fresh approaches in the medical environment pave the way for healthcare advances.

  • Health-watch on the move
    Wearable technologies spread their remit

    Electronic wearables, enabled by IEC International Standards to operate reliably and safely, are now widely found in the health, wellness and medical domains.

  • New IEC Standards bring mass EV adoption a step closer
    A milestone towards a global framework of safe, interoperable solutions for EV d.c. fast charging.

    The IEC has published an International Standard for EV (electronic vehicle) d.c. (direct current) fast charging.

  • Formula E approaches the starting grid
    Electric vehicles in the motor-racing spotlight

    The inaugural season of the world's first fully-electric racing series, Formula E, will run from September 2014 to June 2015.

  • IEC welcomes MEPs’ support for its universal mobile charger standard
    Postive step to reduce consumer e-waste in Europe

    The IEC welcomes last week’s vote by the European Parliament to embed the IEC’s universal phone charger standard for data-enabled mobile telephones into law by 2017.

  • Nanotechnology may be key to solar energy and energy storage
    New IEC and Fraunhofer ISI study finds that nanotechnology will bring significant benefits to energy sector

    Nanotechnology will bring significant benefits to the energy sector, especially to energy storage and solar energy, says new IEC and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI study.

  • Behind the scenes at the Sochi Olympics
    Making things work as they are supposed to

    IEC work underpins a host of technologies which help in the smooth running of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

  • Standards in the Cloud
    Interview with Don Deutsch, Chairman of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 38, Distributed Application Platforms and Services

    Thoughts on standards for cloud computing within the information technology sector and the role of JTC1/SC 38.

  • A Conformity Assessment perspective from Turkey
    Interview with İhsaner Alkım, Executive Committee Member, Vestel

    Vestel, part of IEC Conformity Assessment System IECEE for the last ten years, on the benefits that working with the IEC brings to companies.

  • Closer ties to build trade and share expertise
    IEC signs Statement of Cooperation with Russian agencies

    The IEC and Russian Federal standardization and conformity assessment agencies have signed a Statement of Cooperation.

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June/July 2014

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