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IEEE and Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) Sign Agreement to Translate and Distribute IEEE Standards in Ecuador

Standards adoption agreement represents a first step in South America that will extend the utilization of the IEEE standards in the region

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PISCATAWAY, NJ, 13 September 2017 – IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the Ecuadorian Service for Standardization (INEN) today announced the signing of a standards adoption agreement to utilize IEEE standards in Ecuador. The agreement establishes a cooperative arrangement between IEEE and INEN, and ensures that the globally accepted standards of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) are translated and distributed nationally to support Ecuadorian industry growth and development.

“The agreement between IEEE and INEN represents a milestone achievement in that it is the first of its kind in South America, and it will have a marked impact on Ecuadorian industry’s ability to more quickly and effectively employ globally-recognized, technical standards addressing a wide range of market sectors,” said Konstantinos Karachalios, managing director for the IEEE-SA. “This cooperative arrangement will directly benefit engineers and technologists working in Ecuador by providing easy access to accepted global standards, also saving them time and effort to focus more directly on their particular areas of expertise.”

As part of its ongoing global outreach and activity program, IEEE has been increasing activity in South America and proactively engaging governing national standards organizations in order to increase awareness and demonstrate the benefit of adopting IEEE standards. The IEEE standards adoption agreement with INEN comes under the support of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Industry and Productivity (MIPRO).

“INEN recognizes the importance standardization plays in advancing technology and contributing to the growth and development of Ecuador’s productive sectors such as energy, education, healthcare, sustainable urban projects, and much more,” said Fuad Tutillo, INEN Director of Standardization. “The standards adoption agreement with IEEE falls in line with INEN’s vision for streamlining the use of global standards, and we anticipate a good deal of positive progress as we distribute these new standards and work together with MIPRO to achieve a new vision for Ecuadorian productivity and economic growth.”

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About the IEEE Standards Association
The IEEE Standards Association, a globally recognized standards-setting body within IEEE, develops consensus standards through an open process that engages industry and brings together a broad stakeholder community. IEEE standards set specifications and best practices based on current scientific and technological knowledge. The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of over 1,200 active standards and over 650 standards under development. For more information visit the IEEE-SA Web site.

About IEEE
IEEE is the largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice in a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. Learn more at the IEEE Web site.

About INEN - Ecuadorian Standardization Service
INEN was established on August 28, 1970 as the National Standards Body of the Republic of Ecuador for standardization, regulation and metrology. The mission of  INEN is to facilitate domestic and international trade, meet local needs, improve the quality of products, services and processes of industry and service sectors, as well as to protect the consumer and the environment. INEN develops a remarkable activity in the field of cooperation projects, with the objective to extend the benefits of standardization to an increasing number of interested parties. For more information visit their Web site.