Posts Tagged ‘standardization’
There is an ongoing debate in the European commission about the review of the European Standardisation System. As per the draft report on the future of European standardization, The European Commission is currently working on a “Standardisation Package”, which will include a legislative proposal aimed to revise the existing legal framework on European standardisation and an umbrella Communication which will set the standardisation policy for the next decade.
The BBC has published an article about the long, slow birth of DAB radio which can be summarized as follows:
• Currently, the British government is pushing hard for listeners to switch to Digital radio and specifically the DAB standard. While DAB is heralded as the ‘technology of the future’, few know that it is really ‘the technology of the past’ since it is about 30 years old. While the first development began in 1981, the first receivers were available only in 1999 and it is only ten years after that (2010) that there is some real commercial interest in DAB.
Transparency is certainly one of the main attributes of European Standardisation. CEN and CENELEC, and their national members (31 countries) constantly work to ensure maximum transparency at all stages in the development of European Standards.
In the discussion about appropriate eligibility criteria under a modernized EU standardization policy, it should be considered to what extent the requirements that in many cases already apply under competition law would safeguard the public policy interests at stake.
IEEE has announced the availability of IEEE P1547.8 standard which is a draft standard establishing a common technical platform for distributed resources interconnection applications.
IEEE P1547.8 expands on IEEE 1547 and also incorporates National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommendations for improved interconnection performance functionality
China’s Integration into the System of International Standardisation: A Possible, but Not Guaranteed Win-Win SituationThursday, June 24th, 2010
Standardisation has the potential to be an influential instrument in improving China’s economy, society and government in numerous dimensions, so long as standardisation policy is able to be effectively embedded in both other related policy areas at the national level and the international system of standardisation.
With the soccer World Cup kicking off last week in South Africa, it is interesting to consider the effects that standardization has played in spreading the popularity of the game internationally.
Modern soccer stems from mid 19th century efforts to standardize the rules of various codes of football played throughout English public schools during the era.
In April, Talkstandards.com hosted an open forum on the topic of formal review/ranking of Standard Setting Organisations (SSO). Contributors were asked to discuss whether such review/ranking of SSOs would foster or impede efficient standardization?
Ajit Jaokar argued that any “standards for standards” effort risked the creation of a “class system between consortia” based on an arbitrary set of criteria and will only be more difficult to apply as new innovation becomes increasingly cross-domain (e-health, Mobile health, etc).
Helen Disney, arguing that the priority of an SSO should be promotion of both competition and innovation, identified the criticism that formal review creates more bureaucracy within the standard setting organisations and as such may slow change in dynamic markets such as the IT sector.