interoperability

  • Innovative technologies broaden use of digital twins

    15 June 2019 by Antoinette Price
    Digital twins are virtual replicas of physical objects or systems. They use real-world data to run simulations of situations before actual devices are built and deployed, and predict different outcomes. Manufacturers...
  • Moving data around the network

    15 March 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    The digitalization of information is underway. It is enabling the use of data to better understand our preferences and provide us with the services that match our needs. At home, the data collected and analyzed ensures...
  • Making cities smarter

    15 June 2018 by Natalie Mouyal
    Quayside, a waterfront district in Toronto, is advertised as the first city to be "built from the Internet up". A joint partnership between Google Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto, Quayside seeks to...
  • How underwater technology benefits from standardization

    15 April 2018 by Antoinette Price
    Technology for underwater applications, such as drones, uses underwater acoustic sensor networks (UWASNs) to survey and collect environmental data, and monitor pollution, for instance pipeline leakages. They are also...
  • Smart buildings for smart living

    15 February 2018 by Antoinette Price
    Our world is getting smarter by the minute. Voice recognition allows us to tell devices to do things, such as find a specific TV channel or remind us of all our appointments for the day. Smart agriculture uses sensors...
  • Evolving with digital transformation

    15 February 2018 by Antoinette Price
    Information technology has penetrated our homes, cities and workplaces, as billions of “sensorized” devices and systems that form part of the internet of things (IoT) help to simplify how we work, communicate and carry...
  • From driver to driven – and how to get there

    15 February 2018 by Antoinette Price
    The internet of things (IoT) – consisting of millions of “sensorized” connected devices and systems – and artificial intelligence (AI) – combining analytics, machine learning and algorithms – are making the world smarter...
  • Living in a smart world

    15 January 2018 by Antoinette Price
    Whether we realize it or not, the internet of things (IoT) is part of many aspects of daily life. Thanks to billions of connected, “sensorized” devices and systems, it can facilitate everyday activities and tasks and...
  • Standards are vital in a connected world

    21 August 2017 by Antoinette Price
    The ubiquitous internet of things (IoT) comprises billions of "sensorized" and connected devices and systems, which are used in many industries, including agriculture, energy management, healthcare, industrial automation...
  • Railways smarten up in battle for customers

    21 August 2017 by Peter Feuilherade
    Railway operators are increasingly achieving greater safety and efficiency by using digital technologies and computer‑based management, control and communication systems. The technical advances in modern transportation...
  • New generation

    21 August 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The world's growing population and the increasing use of renewable energies are posing unprecedented challenges for the conventional electricity grid. Intelligent systems which can accommodate renewable and distributed...
  • Driving the internet of things through standardization

    15 July 2017 by Gilles Thonet, Head of Information and Communication Technologies Standards, IEC
    The internet of things (IoT) is now in sharp focus for the technology industry and for standards development organizations, such as IEC, which publishes consensus-based International Standards and manages conformity...
  • Thirty years of ICT standardization

    21 June 2017 by Antoinette Price
    The world has never been more connected and surrounded by ICT. Whether we realize it or not, many aspects of ISO/IEC JTC 1 work affect daily life. From a smart toothbrush, animal tracking collar and household appliances...
  • A new kind or training

    21 June 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Modern virtual reality (VR) technology has its origins in the military, and later gaming industries. Many sectors use VR applications to improve business and enhance workplace safety. Some examples include aerospace...
  • Shedding light on IEC standardization

    21 May 2017 by Antoinette Price
    The sparc-FMA International Lighting and Facilities event, organized by the Facility Management Association (FMA) took place from 30 May to 1 June, in Sydney. During the event, more than 60 exhibitors, including lighting...
  • Behind the virtual wheel

    21 May 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Virtual reality (VR) applications are improving the workplace of diverse industries. From construction, military and mining, to training first responders, practising complex surgery, or enhancing classroom learning, the...

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