New standards

  • Breaking silos with the Digital Factory framework

    30 September 2020 by Michael A Mullane
    Until Napoleon’s army came across a large slab of rock buried under the foundations of a building in the Nile Delta, in 1799, nobody knew how to read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Thanks to the discovery of the Rosetta...
  • Form and substance

    15 January 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    A new edition of IEC 62474 makes chemical substance reporting easier for suppliers and manufacturers in the supply chain, helping them meet regulatory requirements.
  • Clean bill of health

    15 June 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    A new edition (IEC 61010-2-101) of a best-selling International Standard fills a gap and meets manufacturer requirements for the safety of medical equipment. There is no other equivalent.
  • A common language for IoT

    15 May 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is fast becoming the Internet of everything: the technology is impacting a huge number of sectors, from the transmission and distribution of electricity to the devices we use in our cities...
  • How to mitigate cyber threats

    15 April 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    IEC Technical Committee (TC) 65: Industrial process measurement, control and automation, has recently published IEC 62443-4-1 on the life-cycle requirements for secure product development in industrial automation and...
  • Making prepayment meters future proof

    15 March 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    IEC TC 13: Electrical energy management and control, has published a new Standard which significantly enhances the security of electricity metering prepayment systems, widely used in developing countries around the world...
  • Trust in lab work

    15 February 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Since the publication of its first edition in 1999, ISO/IEC 17025 has become the international reference for testing laboratories and for calibration laboratories around the world. The Standard contains requirements for...
  • Is your IEC Standards library up-to-date?

    15 January 2018 by Claire Marchand
    The IEC Webstore, the one-stop shop for the purchase of IEC International Standards and other Publications, is now offering its customers new features that should help them keep up-to-date with their collections of IEC...
  • Solar thermal first

    15 January 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    IEC TC 117: Solar thermal electric plants, publishes its first two Technical Specifications (TS) on solar radiation data sets.
  • Baptism of fire

    15 July 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Health and safety have always been key drivers behind the publication of IEC Standards. Electricity can be dangerous and electrotechnical equipment and systems can cause different types of hazards if not used according...
  • Is the future of lighting in OLED?

    21 May 2017 by Morand Fachot
    The lighting market has been concentrating on energy-efficient solutions for years. After lamps relying on light emitting diode (LED) technology, new solutions based on organic LED (OLED) are emerging. Relevant...
  • Energy efficient is definitely cool

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Refrigerators are among the first appliances purchased by practically any household that has electricity access. Unlike many other appliances they are permanently plugged in, so ensuring they are energy efficient is...
  • Safe EV charging

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    As electric vehicles (EVs) become more popular in many parts of the world, ensuring that charging systems for these operate safely and reliably is central to wider EV adoption. This rests to a significant extent on IEC...
  • Measuring effectiveness of information security

    24 January 2017 by Janice Blondeau
    You simply can’t be too careful when it comes to information security. Protecting personal records and commercially sensitive information is critical. But how can you tell that your ISO/IEC 27001 information security...
  • Smart, compatible chargers

    24 January 2017 by Janice Blondeau
    Over the last decade, technology advances have led to the rapidly growing use of consumer electronics, connecting millions of people as never before and changing the way we operate in everyday life. Until now, the...
  • New edition of Standard for OLED displays

    24 January 2017 by Morand Fachot
    The quest for better television pictures has been ongoing ever since TV was invented and in particular after it started reaching a wider audience. The second edition of an International Standard for Organic LED (OLED)...