IEEE-SA broadens international understanding of the IEEE standards development process.
ABOVE: IEEE focuses on delivering information for the researcher and the practitioner. IEEE Standards connect implementation of groundbreaking research in areas such as cloud computing, smart grid, and electrical safety to the hands-on developers and technology professionals.
In addition to its highly visible contributions to smart grid and cloud computing standards and research in 2011, IEEE-SA worked to broaden the international understanding of the IEEE standards development process.
Meeting the Needs of Standards Users
In 2011, the work of IEEE-SA drove the functionality, capabilities, and interoperability of a wide range of products and services that transformed the way people live, work, and communicate.
IEEE-SA launched a series of innovative products that respond to industry needs. The new IEEE Redline Versions of Standards provide a quick and easy way to compare changes between an active IEEE standard and its previous version. IEEE-SA also published the 2012 National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®), which sets the ground rules for the safeguarding of persons during the installation, operation, or maintenance of electric supply and communication lines and associated equipment. IEEE-SA also extended its entry into mobile applications with the development and availability of the Android version of the IEEE Standards Wireless Dictionary.
IEEE-SA Advances Global Initiatives
In India, IEEE-SA engaged with individuals and industry through the IEEE India Standards Interest Group. Ongoing outreach and relationship building resulted in the renewal of agreements with two key standardization players in China, the China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI) and China National Institute for Standardization (CNIS).
Significant progress was also achieved with Korea’s national standards body, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS), with the signing of a general cooperation agreement. Smart grid relationships were strengthened by a significant IEEE-SA presence at an international conference hosted by the Korea Electric Association, and by the signing of an agreement with the Korean Society of Automotive Engineers (KSAE).