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Standards for Greener Information and Communication Technology
The Institute, 21 March 2016

More than 50 IEEE standards in five groups—many of them listed above—are helping make information and communication technology more energy-efficient and produce less amounts of greenhouse gases…

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Lack of Technology Standards Presents Significant Cost Issues in Travel Industry
Open-Stand, May 11th, 2016

Have you ever purchased an airline ticket or booked hotel reservations through an online travel agency (OTA)? The speed and convenience through which a business trip or vacation can be scheduled using online services were a welcome surprise for those of us who remember the hassle of arranging such accommodations in a pre-web era. Still, the convenience offered by OTA’s does not come without a cost…

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IoT Security Standards – Paving the Way For Customer Confidence
Standards UniversityFebruary 29, 2016
With the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the IoT has moved beyond the initial hype phase and even past the phase of early deployments into what I call the “parental awareness phase”. That is to say, my parents, both of whom…

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IEEE Standards Help Enable Smart City Technologies for Humanity

by Beyond Standards| Fri, 21 Apr 2017

To meet the increased energy demands of the future, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) develops standards and related activities for infrastructure and networking that are necessary to design, generate, automate, operate, deliver, distribute, support, and connect energy to cities, homes, and systems. Smart Cities standards and projects include: Smart Grid, Energy Efficiency, IoT, Intelligent Transportation, eHealth,

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The Voyage of Discovery: Blockchain for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

by Michael Gerber| Mon, 17 Apr 2017

Introduction We live in a world of increasing sophistication where technology aims to make life easier and joyful. The advent of internet, social media, mobile revolution, and Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed our ways of life. Now is it the turn of blockchain for ushering in an even more profound transformation? In all our

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IEEE Blockchain Podcast Series, Volume 1 – Dr. Bryant Gilot, MD

by Beyond Standards| Thu, 13 Apr 2017

In the inaugural edition of the “IEEE Blockchain Podcast Series,” Alpesh Shah, Sr. Director, Global Business Strategy and Intelligence for IEEE, sits down with Dr. Bryant Gilot, MD, CMO of Blockchain Health Co., to discuss on what blockchain is, the practical applications on how it can be used, and what is needed to get us

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Unlocking the Brain’s Power

by Beyond Standards| Fri, 07 Apr 2017

Nothing is more complex or holds as much promise as the human brain. By studying this system, we could unlock its great potential and train our minds for optimal performance. Brain wearables can accelerate the study of the brain by collecting data for analysis. In a recent IoT News article, How ‘brain wearables’ can address

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Assessing the Reality of Loss from Interoperable Data on the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

by Maria Palombini| Thu, 06 Apr 2017

The reality is, that the loss of interoperable data on the pharmaceutical supply chain costs more than dollars and cents. Lately, we hear the phrase “data interoperability” thrown around like an epidemic outbreak from the digital age. For one second, have we considered the true cost of “data interoperability on the pharmaceutical supply chain?” It’s

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Blockchain: A World of Possibilities

by Beyond Standards| Wed, 05 Apr 2017

A blockchain is an open, distributed database that preserves a continuously growing list of ordered records that by design is difficult to hack or destroy. The technology was originally created for the digital currency, Bitcoin. Now the tech community is finding numerous potential uses for blockchain technology.  In a recent contribution to The Institute, How

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Digitized Healthcare

by Beyond Standards| Mon, 03 Apr 2017

From work to entertainment, digital technology has transformed almost every aspect of life. So, it is no surprise to see a rise in digital health devices and these connected devices represent an opportunity to provide more individualized medical care in a timely and convenient way.  In a recent Health Data Management article, Why providers will

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Creating a Human-Centered Robot

by Beyond Standards| Thu, 30 Mar 2017

Mimicking human form, a humanoid or human-centered robot is designed to assist humans for safety and productivity. Since the 1950s, television and movies have portrayed these robots both very human-like and far from it, leaving uncertainty on the reality of human-centered robots. In a recent Electronic Design article, The Future of Human-Centered Robotics, Luis Sentis,

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The Road Ahead for Hearables

by Beyond Standards| Tue, 28 Mar 2017

From automatically translating foreign languages to speech-enhancement in noisy environments, the promise of hearables is exciting. Soon augmented reality glasses and other interfaces will include hearables, so that sound becomes part of the immersive experience. In Engadget’s recent Public Access article, The Future is in the Ear of the Beholder, Simon Carlile, Senior Director of

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The Promise and Peril of Gene Editing

by Beyond Standards| Fri, 10 Mar 2017

New powerful techniques for altering and synthesizing DNA can be used on all living organisms, including humans. And while these “gene editing” tools bring enticing possibilities; they also raise a host of social, policy, and ethical challenges. In a recent Bioscience Technology article, Editing Humans, Marcy Darnovsky, Executive Director, Center for Genetics and Society, discusses

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IEEE-SA STANDARDS BOARD APPROVALS
23 March 2017

New PARs

  • P802.15.3f (C/LM) Standard for High Data Rate Wireless Multi-Media Networks Amendment Extending the Physical layer (PHY) specification for millimeter wave to operate from 57.0 GHz to 71 GHz
  • P802.15.13 (C/LM) Standard for Multi-Gigabit per Second Optical Wireless Communications (OWC) with Ranges up to 200 meters
  • P7004 (C/LT) Standard for Child and Student Data Governance
  • P2430 (C/S2ESC) Standard for Software Nonfunctional Sizing Measurement
  • P7005 (C/S2ESC) Standard for Transparent Employer Data Governance
  • P7006 (C/S2ESC) Standard for Personal Data Artificial Intelligence (AI) Agent
  • P2048.6 (CES/SC) Standard for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: Immersive User Interface
  • P2048.7 (CES/SC) Standard for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: Map for Virtual Objects in the Real World
  • P2048.8 (CES/SC) Standard for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: Interoperability between Virtual Objects and the Real World
  • P3141 (CES/SC) Standard for 3D Body Processing
  • P1906.1.1 (Com/SDB) Standard Data Model for Nanoscale Communication Systems
  • P1932.1 (Com/SDB) Standard for Licensed/Unlicensed Spectrum Interoperability in Wireless Mobile Networks
  • P1933.1 (Com/SDB) Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest for High Throughput Applications
  • P2550 (EMB/Stds Com) Standard for Remote Monitoring of a Neonate and the Mother Post-Partum in a Non-Clinical Healthcare Setting
  • P1451.8 (IM/ST) Standard for Wind Turbine Health Monitoring System Wireless Communication Protocols and Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) Format
  • P535-2013/Cor 1 (PE/ESSB) Standard for Qualification of Class 1E Vented Lead Acid Storage Batteries for Nuclear Power Generating Stations -Corrigendum 1: Clarification of Thermal Aging Durations
  • PC62.43.1 (PE/SPDLV) Guide for Surge Protectors and Surge Protective Circuits Used in Information and Communication Technology Circuits (ICT), Including Smart Grid - Part 1 Applications
  • PC37.012a (PE/SWG) Guide for the Application of Capacitance Current Switching for AC High-Voltage Circuit Breakers Above 1000 V Amendment Changing the Capacitive Inrush/Outrush Limitations of Switchgear
  • PC57.13.9 (PE/TR) Standard for Power-Line Carrier Coupling Capacitors and Coupling Capacitor Voltage Transformers
  • P2004 (PEL/SC) Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulation Based Testing of Electric Power Apparatus and Controls

PARs for the Revision of Standards

  • P802.11 (C/LM) Standard for Information Technology -- Telecommunications and Information Exchange Between Systems Local and Metropolitan Area Networks -- Specific Requirements - Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications
  • P802.15.4 (C/LM) Standard for Low-Rate Wireless Networks
  • P26511 (C/S2ESC) Systems and Software Engineering -- Requirements for Managers of Information for Users of Systems, Software, and Services
  • P1708 (EMB/Stds Com) Standard for Wearable Cuffless Blood Pressure Measuring Devices
  • P634 (PE/IC) Standard for Cable-Penetration Fire Stop Qualification Test
  • P382 (PE/NPE) Standard for Qualification of Safety-Related Actuators for Nuclear Power Generating Stations and Other Nuclear Facilities
  • P1646 (PE/PSR) Standard Communication Delivery Time Performance Requirements for Electric Power Substation Automation
  • PC37.102 (PE/PSR) Guide for AC Generator Protection
  • PC37.112 (PE/PSR) Standard Inverse-Time Characteristic Equations for Overcurrent Relays
  • PC37.234 (PE/PSR) Guide for Protective Relay Applications to Power System Buses
  • P980 (PE/SUB) Guide for Containment and Control of Oil Spills in Substations
  • P1127 (PE/SUB) Guide for the Design, Construction, and Operation of Electric Power Substations for Community Acceptance and Environmental Compatibility
  • P519 (PE/T&D) Standard for Harmonic Control in Electric Power Systems
  • PC57.12.80 (PE/TR) Standard Terminology for Power and Distribution Transformers
  • PC57.142 (PE/TR) Guide to Describe the Occurrence and Mitigation of Switching Transients Induced by Transformers, Switching Device, and System Interaction
  • PC57.150 (PE/TR) Guide for the Transportation of Transformers and Reactors Rated 10,000 kVA or Higher

Modified PARs

  • P21451-001 (IES/IES) Recommended Practice for Signal Treatment Applied to Smart Transducers
  • P1189 (PE/ESSB) Guide for Selection of Batteries for Standby Applications
  • P1250 (PE/T&D) Guide for Identifying and Improving Power Quality in Power Systems
  • P62704-3 (SASB/SCC39) Determining the Peak Spatial-Average Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in the Human Body from Wireless Communications Devices, 30 MHz - 6 GHz Part 3: Specific Requirements for Using the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) Method for SAR Calculations of Mobile Phones

New Standards

  • 1858-2016/Cor 1 (BOG/CAG) IEEE Standard for Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ) - Corrigendum 1
  • 802.3-2015/Cor 1 (C/LM) IEEE Standard for Ethernet - Corrigendum 1: Multilane Timestamping
  • 1732 (DEI/SC) IEEE Recommended Practice for Space Charge Measurements in High Voltage Direct Current Extruded Cables for Rated Voltages up to 550 kV
  • 45.1 (IAS/PCI) IEEE Recommended Practice for Electrical Installations on Shipboard – Design
  • 1810 (IAS/PCI) IEEE Guide for the Installation of Fire-Rated Cables Suitable for Hydrocarbon Pool Fires for Critical and Emergency Shutdown Systems in Petroleum and Chemical Industries
  • 3001.11 (IAS/TBCC) IEEE Recommended Practice for Application of Controllers and Automation to Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • 11073-10424-2014/Cor 1 (EMB/11073) IEEE Standard - Health Informatics - Personal Health Device Communication - Part 10424: Device Specialization-Sleep Apnoea Breathing Therapy Equipment (SABTE)-Corrigendum 1
  • 21451-001 (IES/IES) IEEE Recommended Practice for Signal Treatment Applied to Smart Transducers
  • 421.6 (PE/ED&PG) IEEE Recommended Practice for the Specification and Design of Field Discharge Equipment for Synchronous Machines
  • C62.42.3 (PE/SPDLV) IEEE Guide for the Application of Surge-Protective Components in Surge Protective Devices and Equipment Ports - Part 3 Silicon PN-Junction Clamping Diodes
  • C62.43.0 (PE/SPDLV) IEEE Guide for Surge Protectors and Protective Circuits Used in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Circuits, Including Smart Grid Data Networks – Overview
  • C62.69a (PE/SPDLV) IEEE Standard for the Surge Parameters of Isolating Transformers Used in Networking Devices and Equipment Amendment 1: Addition of 4.5, Saturated Core Secondary Winding Parameters
  • C57.12.90-2015/Cor 1 (PE/TR) IEEE Standard Test Code for Liquid-Immersed Distribution, Power, and Regulating Transformers - Corrigendum 1: Editorial and Technical Corrections

Revision Standards

  • 686 (AES/RS) IEEE Standard Radar Definitions
  • 15289 (C/S2ESC) ISO/IEC/IEEE International Standard - Systems and Software Engineering - Content of Life-Cycle Information Items (Documentation)
  • 1792 (PE/NPE) IEEE Recommended Practice for Nuclear Power Generating Station (NPGS) Preferred Power Supply (PPS) Reliability
  • C37.94 (PE/PSR) IEEE Standard for N Times 64 Kilobit Per Second Optical Fiber Interfaces Between Teleprotection and Multiplexer Equipment
  • C37.238 (PE/PSR) IEEE Standard Profile for Use of IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol in Power System Applications
  • C37.21 (PE/SWG) IEEE Standard for Control Switchboards
  • C37.24 (PE/SWG) IEEE Guide for Evaluating the Effect of Solar Radiation on Outdoor Metal-Enclosed Switchgear
  • C37.81 (PE/SWG) IEEE Guide for Seismic Qualification of Class 1E Metal-Enclosed Power Switchgear Assemblies

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