Connected 24/7 Only 10 years ago, connecting to the Internet meant switching on your computer to surf the net or send email messages. Today, the world is one giant network where anyone is connected to everyone and everything. Not only can you access the web anywhere from a variety of
Two IEC TCs (Technical Committees), TC 66: Safety of measuring, control and laboratory equipment and TC 40: Capacitors and resistors for electronic equipment welcome new Chairmen in February. About Jorma Rutanen With a Master of Science in applied electronics from the Helsinki Univers
IEC Affiliate Country Programme Executive Secretary Françoise Rauser usually combines the IEC GM (General Meeting) with a visit to a neighbouring country participating in the programme. This year, following the GM in Tokyo, Japan, she flew to Mongolia, accompanied by IEC-APRC (Asia-Pa
In just three years, the IECEx international conferences have made their mark and are becoming must-go events on the annual conference circuit for the Ex industry sector. After Dubai, UAE (United Arab Emirates) in 2012 and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2014, the city of Gdańsk, in Poland
At the 2014 Members’ Assembly, held in Paris, France, last October, IFAN, the International Federation of Standards Users elected David Felinski as its President. His three-year term of office began on 1 January 2015. Felinski served on the IFAN Board as a Vice President for the last
As World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year, it is important to highlight IEC various standardization activities in the domain that is the object of this year’s 2015 World Health Day: Food safety – the global view. According to the World Health Organization (WH
International Standards and public policy often share similar objectives – for example, enhancing economic competitiveness and efficiency, and facilitating international trade. It follows then that International Standards are useful tools for policy makers. New IEC and ISO brochure fo
Lighting plays an important role in our everyday lives. Switching a light on is such a routine task that we often take it for granted. However there are 1.3 billion people worldwide who lack access to electricity and electric lighting and a further 1 billion have intermittent access.