Author Archives: Admin

Ethernet and IEEE 802.3 – The Beat Goes On

“At the start, in 1973, the goal was mainly to print on our new laser printer. By 1980, world domination was the goal.” – Dr. Robert (Bob) Metcalfe, co-inventor of Ethernet From its humble beginnings as a sketch on the back of a napkin in 1973 to its current standing as the global networking technology […]

The Need for Trust Framework in Healthcare Technologies

By Bill Ash, Strategic Technology Program Director, IEEE Standards Association After attending the Mobile World Congress last month and anticipating the HIMSS this month, I am fascinated by the latest technology that is being discussed. Most exciting to me is the potential of IoT to help with remote patient monitoring to better track the needs/trends […]

Why An NESC Summit?

By Sue Vogel, Senior Manager, National Electrical Safety Code With the 100-year anniversary milestone of the NESC still in the rear-view, it is time for the NESC to examine what the future may hold for this important national code as it enters its second century. A summit seems to be the logical venue to convene interested parties […]

INTELECT – A New Forum to Drive Innovation in Smart Cities

Everywhere in India, you feel the atmosphere charged with bullishness. Much of the optimism stems from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s focus on an empowered India. This is not just hyperbole. A great example is the recent 100 Smart Cities initiative in India, whereby infrastructure, information and communication technologies (ICT), and standardization and interoperability are some […]

January 28th is Data Privacy Day – A very public celebration of personal data privacy awareness and education

As more organizations and companies collect and access user’s digital information, the details on just how that data is handled and where it is distributed becomes extremely important—especially as we become an increasingly global hyper-connected community with the Internet of Things (and people) entering our daily lives, and data flowing through and among devices, the […]

The Augmented Reality and the Evolution of Expectations

By Shuang Yu, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing, IEEE Standards Association I was introduced to the eye-opening film, Augmented City 3D, in October 2014 at the InsideAR Conference in Munich. Designer and film-maker Keiichi Matsuda shows us a not-too-distant future enabled by augmented reality (AR), in which, as he describes it, “the architecture of the contemporary […]

Tomorrow’s Wearables: Stylish Clothing That Doubles As Your Personal Advisor For…Well, Everything

Shuang Yu, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing, IEEE Standards Association In the 15th century, Italian Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci revealed yet another of his many brilliant concepts: a wearable mechanical device that could be used to measure the physical distance Roman soldiers traveled daily by foot. And with da Vinci’s remarkable vision, the world’s first […]