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2022-11-03
Two European experts are among the awardees of IEC’s 2022 Thomas Edison Awards

Two European standardization experts, Beatriz Novel and Valérie Demassieux, are among the recipients of the 2022 Thomas A. Edison Awards by the IEC, the International Electrotechnical Committee. The awards were presented officially on 1 November during the IEC General Meeting that took place this week in San Francisco.

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2022-10-05
European Standards will make Common Chargers a reality

On 4 October, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of adopting a common charger for the EU single market. CEN and CENELEC welcome the decision and look forward to continuing to support this legislation through our standardization activities.  

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EN in the spotlight
2022-08-09
EN 50388-1:2022: A new important step to manage electrical compatibility in railways

Ensuring the electrical compatibility between rolling stock and electric traction systems is crucial for organizing a railway network. The train operating companies must be able to know the electrification parameters to confirm, after consultation with the rolling stock manufacturers, that risks of non-compatibility are minimized and that there will be no consequential disturbances on the electrification system. 

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2021-10-15
Belgian Jo Cops elected President of the IEC

 

CEN and CENELEC would like to congratulate Jo Cops, from Belgium, for his election as the next President of the IEC, the International Electrotechnical Commission. Mr Cops will start his mandate in 2023 and will succeed current President Yinbiao Shu.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-06-10
A major step for railways cybersecurity: the new CLC/TS 50701

 

Cybersecurity is crucial in today’s world, as our society increasingly relies on connected infrastructure and devices. In the field of railways, connected trains and infrastructure are seen as a major source of improvement for the management of traffic and capacity, energy efficiency, and network communication. But this trend also means more potential threats of cyber-attacks. To protect the rolling stock and fixed installations, the support of adequate tools and requirements is needed.

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EN in the spotlight
2020-12-10
New standards for household dishwashers, washing machines and washer-dryers

 

In the field of Ecodesign and Energy Labelling, CEN and CENELEC develop European Standards that provide dedicated methods for measuring the performance of various energy-related products against the requirements determined on individual product measures adopted under the Ecodesign Framework Directive (2009/125/EC) and the Energy Labelling Framework Regulation (EU) 2017/1369.

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2020-02-24
EN IEC 62115:2020 makes electric toys safer

 

One of the main benefits of European standards is that they make the products we use daily safer. This value is evident in EN IEC 62115:2020 “Electric toys – Safety”, which has been recently published together with its European amendment A11:2020.

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