The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and The Standards Institution
of Israel (SII) today announced they have signed a memorandum of
understanding (MOU). The agreement will facilitate the cooperation
between the two organizations and further the open collaboration that
promotes mutual interests through standards coordination.
Daniel Goldstein, director-general for SII, and Karen Bartleson, IEEE-SA president-elect 2013, convened for a signing ceremony at the Tel Aviv headquarters of SII on 14 November 2012. (Photo: Business Wire)
To officially recognize the MOU and commemorate the launch of the newly
formed alliance, Daniel Goldstein, director-general for SII, and Karen
Bartleson, IEEE-SA president-elect 2013, convened for a signing ceremony
at the Tel Aviv headquarters of SII on 14 November 2012.
"The IEEE-SA continues to expand its global footprint for the further
promotion and adoption of globally relevant standards and the
encouragement of aligned cooperation with other standards organizations
around the world," said Konstantinos Karachalios, managing director for
IEEE-SA. "Our agreement with SII-a prolific group working to expand
standardization in Israel-reinforces our goal to strengthen
collaboration and provides a flexible framework to promote shared
SII is Israel's official, non-governmental body that focuses on the
preparation and publication of Israeli standards. It operates several
product and system certification programs that include three marking
systems: Standards Mark, Safety Mark, and Green Label.
As the promoter of quality in Israel-and the central organization for
certification programs and training services in the country-SII provides
international cooperation for the promotion of harmonized standards for
similar technologies. Lowering the technical barriers to trade, SII
works to facilitate approvals and adoption of standards for the benefit
of international visibility and shared knowledge.
"SII's chief concern is providing value and standards education to
Israeli industry and the protection and proliferation of quality
products, produced here in Israel," said Goldstein. "Our collaboration
with IEEE will further expand these activities for the standards we
represent and the cross-organizational sharing we aim to achieve."
To learn more about SII, visit their website at http://www.sii.org.il/20-en/SII_EN.aspx,
visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/standardsisrael,
and visit their YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/standardsisrael.
To learn more about IEEE-SA, visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ieeesa,
follow them on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ieeesa,
connect with them on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/groups gid=1791118,
or visit the Standards Insight Blog at http://www.standardsinsight.com.
About the IEEE Standards Association
The IEEE Standards Association, a globally recognized standards-setting
body within IEEE, develops consensus standards through an open process
that engages industry and brings together a broad stakeholder community.
IEEE standards set specifications and best practices based on current
scientific and technological knowledge. The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of
over 900 active standards and more than 500 standards under development.
For more information visit http://standards.ieee.org/.
IEEE, a large, global technical professional organization, is dedicated
to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly
cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional
and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice on a wide variety
of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and
telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and
consumer electronics. Learn more at http://www.ieee.org.
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