internet of things

  • The risks of connected lives

    15 June 2018 by Natalie Mouyal
    Turn on the radio, set the timer for dinner, turn down the temperature, shut off the lights. With the internet of things (IoT), all of this is possible from the comfort of the couch or while sitting on the bus. As noted...
  • 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...
  • A glimpse into the future

    15 April 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Cutting edge research and development (R&D) projects are improving tomorrow’s world for people with disabilities, for car drivers and even for radio listeners. IEC Technical Committee (TC) 100: Audio, video and...
  • Upcoming global events

    15 March 2018 by Claire Marchand
    The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry events.
  • Upcoming global events

    15 February 2018 by Claire Marchand
    The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry events, which can present the IEC endorsement on their website and materials.
  • The future's at our door

    21 August 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Traditionally, the last issue of the year provides feedback on the IEC General Meeting (GM), held in 2017 in Vladivostok, Russia.
  • Home smart home

    20 August 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The market for smart home devices and systems is booming. The IEC is helping the various industries involved by publishing a number of Standards in the relevant sectors.
  • 30 years of Standards for cutting-edge technology

    20 August 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Information technology doesn’t stand still and neither does the IEC and ISO joint technical committee, ISO/IEC JTC 1, established in 1987 to cover these technologies. This year, as ISO/IEC JTC 1 celebrates its 30-year...
  • SMB Meeting in Vladivostok

    20 August 2017 by Gabriela Ehrlich
    IEC e-tech talked with Ralph Sporer, new IEC Vice-President and Chair of the Standardization Management Board (SMB) during the General Meeting in Vladivostok, Russia. Sporer shared key decisions and expected impact as...
  • Digitization: direct impact on standardization

    20 August 2017 by Gabriela Ehrlich
    In his address to Council, Frans Vreeswijk, IEC General Secretary & CEO, reminded the audience that digitization is a key focus for both industry and standards organizations. Standards will play a key role in the...
  • Successful leaders adapt in fast changing world

    20 August 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Our world is changing rapidly and technologies are converging all around us. Enhancements in communications, renewable energy, medical devices and many other areas have improved health, economic safety and development...
  • The importance of testing against International Standards

    21 June 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Today, many devices and services found in homes, hospitals, the workplace and industry run off electricity. Such machines and equipment can be dangerous if they malfunction, causing explosions, fires or electrocuting...
  • In the home stretch

    21 June 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    From smart clothes to talking cows: the IEC prepares Standards for the latest wearable applications.
  • Helping prevent a cyber nightmare

    21 June 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Standardization work by the IEC technical committees (TCs) and subcommittees (SCs), and by the Joint Technical Committee (ISO/IEC JTC 1) set up by the IEC and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is...
  • Green connections

    21 May 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Smart and connectivity are two of the words that probably best describe our society in the 21st century. Everyone and everything is connected nowadays, or soon will be. Cities, buildings, homes, farms, industrial plants...
  • Tags, RFID and the Internet of Things

    21 May 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Information technology is all around us and part of our daily lives. Shopping has never been easier, with the swipe of a barcode, voice recognition and fingerprints provide access to buildings, while millions of...
  • Self-powering the internet of things

    21 May 2017 by Morand Fachot
    The rapidly growing number of connected devices that form the backbone of the internet of things must become self-powered. The US research and advisory company Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8,4 billion connected things...
  • Securing critical infrastructure all the way to the top

    21 May 2017 by Morand Fachot
    As more and more objects are connected, communicate and interact with each other, in what is labelled the internet of things (IoT), they become building blocks in larger systems. Known and unknown vulnerabilities in this...