JTC 1

  • Dealing with natural and industrial disasters

    21 June 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Natural and industrial or accidental disasters can take many forms and have devastating human and material consequences. Some may be prevented or their impact mitigated through forecast, others not. Rescuing victims and...
  • Independence Day

    21 June 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Using new technology and gadgets to help the elderly and people with disabilities stay independent in and outside the home is the approach favoured by most health specialists, not to mention policymakers and governments...
  • Driving the future

    21 June 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Vehicle makers, telecoms operators and local authorities are planning our future means of transport in big cities, with the help of some key IEC Standards. Self-driving tractors and agribots are changing agriculture in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • From toys to human organs – the diversified world of 3D printing

    21 May 2017 by Gilles Thonet, Head of ICT Standards Coordination
    The term "3D printing", also known as additive manufacturing, originally referred to a process that deposits a binder material onto a powder bed with inkjet printer heads layer by layer. Recently, it has been used...
  • 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...
  • The shape of prints to come

    21 May 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Since the mid-18th century, manufacturing has been affected by technical innovations that have led to the gradual replacement of many craft-based activities by mechanized and automated processes. From weaving to the mass...
  • Wear your health on your sleeve

    21 May 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    New flexible and organic printing technologies are revolutionizing the medical wearable device market and the IEC is establishing the key relevant International Standards.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Connecting the printed electronics and wearables communities

    21 May 2017 by Alan Hodgson, Chair IEC TC 119
    Printed electronics as a manufacturing method has become established in a number of areas across the electrotechnical world. The connections that are made are emerging as particularly significant in the new generation of...
  • Texting cows and talking fields

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Imagine getting a text from a cow which is about to calve or from a field to say it needs watering, while drones, smart machinery and mini ‘agribots’ tend to your crops. This scenario may not be too far away. Discover...
  • Virtual training for real situations

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Virtual reality (VR) is being used across many industries to improve business and enhance workplace safety. The industries include aerospace, advertising, automotive, construction, energy, defence, medical, mining and...
  • Smarter than the average lamppost

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Want a weather update, real-time air pollution status, or are you just trying to find that elusive parking space? It’s simple…ask the lamppost!
  • Battle for the connected car

    21 April 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Automotive giants and telecoms outfits must work together to make way for the connected car but they have opposing views of how it should come about. One of the friction points is cyber security. The IEC is working with...
  • Protecting road vehicles from cyber attacks

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Critical infrastructure systems are being increasingly targeted by sophisticated cyber attacks. A session of the annual Future Networked Car symposium, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the...
  • Are we driving or ride sharing?

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    In the next decade, cars will be well on the way to, or have reached the goal of becoming fully self-driving. As the industry continues to develop new levels of autonomous vehicles, the whole notion of personal transport...
  • Energy harvest ‘feeds’ road vehicles

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Recovering energy can offer attractive solutions for providing additional power to motor vehicles at the same time as cutting their fuel consumption and emissions. They rely on a number of systems that recover thermal...

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