ISO officials have pledged to promote development and deployment of climate-friendly technologies for use by industry around the world. ISO, the world's largest developer of voluntary technical standards, signed a partnership agreement with leaders of the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI). Backed by the United Nations, CTI aims to combat global climate change that may stem from industrial pollution and economic development. "Business and industry need more than calls for action," explains ISO Secretary-General Lawrence D. Eicher. "They need practical tools, including standards, for doing the job. Developing such tools is where ISO can help." For example, he adds, ISO is ready to develop standards on reducing "greenhouse gas" emissions--standards that will be suitable for adoption by all types of economies. ISO also has a portfolio of hundreds of international standards dealing with such environmental aspects as the quality of air, water, soil, and emissions.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Automakers are adding greater digital capabilities to their design and engineering activities to promote collaboration among staff and suppliers, input consumer feedback, shorten product development cycles, and meet evolving end-use needs.
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