The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has approved the AES as a Category A liaison organization to the IEC Technical Committee 100. This replaces the previous multiple Category C liaisons AES Standards held with the IEC, one for each of the standards being developed.
Category A liaisons are reserved for organizations that make an effective contribution to the work of the IEC technical committee or subcommittee that establishes the liaison. Such organizations are given access to all relevant IEC documentation and are invited to IEC meetings. The AES may now nominate experts to participate in TC100 Working Groups.
Category A liaison organizations must be international or broadly based regional organizations, working or interested in similar or related fields. Technical committees and subcommittees receive the full backing of the organization having liaison status for each document in which it is interested.
The AES Standards Committee is excited about this new, more substantive, relationship with the IEC. In practical terms it should help speed and smooth the adoption of AES Standards by the IEC.
The AESSC would like to thank Junichi Yoshio for his kind assistance in shepherding the application through the IEC approval process.
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019