Category Archives: Standards at Work

The Mission-Critical Operation of Sending Halloween Pics to Grandma


Halloween kicks off a time of heightened multimedia sharing, as families and groups of friends eagerly send images and videos of the day’s activities via social media directly to loved ones. These days we take for granted all of the underlying systems that make this multimedia frenzy possible, but it’s fascinating to recognize not only […]

IEEE Standards Education at Case Western Reserve University’s Engineering Standards Workshop

Photo courtesy of WDS Photography. Howard Wolfman is pictured fourth from right of the landing at the top of the stairs. Daniela Solomon is pictured second from the bottom of the stairs.

On September 2, 2015, Howard Wolfman, recipient of the IEEE Centennial Medal and the IEEE Millennium Medal and Founder and Principal of Lumispec Consulting, represented IEEE Standards Education to an audience of over 150 at the first-ever Engineering Standards Workshop held at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio. Joined by panelists from CWRU, […]

IEEE 1264™ Guides Utilities in Mitigating Animal Intrusions to Increase Grid Reliability

By John Randolph, Chair, IEEE 1264 Working Group Many people may not realize that animals can be a leading cause of electricity outages, which has an adverse impact on overall electric grid reliability. In fact, most electric utilities have experienced the problem of animal intrusions into electric supply substations, which has resulted in equipment damage, […]

Enjoy Summer Vacation with IEEE Standards


This summer, how can you and your family get from a connected home or office to the beach safely and efficiently? With vehicles that include IEEE transportation standards, you can worry less and relax more. IEEE standards enable “intelligent” transportation systems that can safely deliver you to your summer destinations by connecting your vehicles to […]

The Internet of Things and the Connected Vehicle

By Bill Ash, Strategic Technology Program Director, IEEE Standards Association We have all heard claims that in the near future there will be at least 50 billion connected devices. These devices will exchange data in some form or another, whether it’s via wired or wireless technology, or whether it’s autonomously or intelligently sent. We have […]

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 […]

Global, Open Standards for Cyber-security

Karen McCabe, IEEE Senior Director, Technology Policy and International Affairs Among the world’s most serious economic and national-security challenges today is cyber-security, with implications across the many rights and civil liberties enjoyed by people throughout the world who engage in cyber-communications. Freedom of expression, freedom of association, economic opportunity and political discourse may be redefined […]