[Ncits] Fwd: [incits-chairs] ANSI weekly newsletter - What's New? - 2008-08-11

Dan Nagle dannagle at verizon.net
Thu Aug 14 14:11:43 EDT 2008

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August 11, 2008

What’s New?
What’s New? is a weekly, electronic newsletter produced and  
distributed free of charge to the members and constituents of the  
American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  For a complete listing  
of ANSI news and events, please visit our website, ANSI Online. >>>

Standards Capture the Gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Check out ANSI’s Media Tips to learn more about the role standards  
play in athletic competition
A summary of this issue’s top stories…

MPEG Standards Work Wins Emmy (August 11, 2008)
The Joint Video Team Standards Committee – comprised of members from  
ISO, IEC, and ITU – has been chosen to receive an Emmy Award for its  
work on the High Profile capability for MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding,  
also known as H.264.
Standards Help to Make Olympics Opening Ceremony Unforgettable (August  
8, 2008)
At the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China,  
standards for fireworks, audio-visual equipment, and stadium seating  
made the celebration a safe and memorable occasion for all.

Money Makes the World Go Around: ISO Publishes New Edition of Currency  
Codes Standard (August 7, 2008)
Ever traded USD for EUR, GBP, or JPY? Banking, commerce, and trade  
transactions rely on these familiar three-letter currency codes, which  
are defined in a newly revised standard from the International  
Organization for Standardization.
Coffee Talk: Standards Deliver Superior Brew (August 6, 2008)
Coffee is a critical component of the morning routine for more than  
fifty percent of Americans. From high-tech, automated appliances to  
drip coffee makers, standards help to keep coffee delicious and safe  
for people to enjoy worldwide.
Platinum Measures Up: IEC Revises Standard on Thermometers and Sensors  
(August 5, 2008)
The International Electrotechnical Commission has published the second  
edition of its standard on industrial platinum resistance thermometers  
and platinum temperature sensors.
Did You Know?
Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities  
underway within the ANSI Federation, highlighting the people and  
initiatives making waves in standardization. In this issue: Senator  
Lieberman commends start of private sector preparedness program, ISO  
develops standard on water safety warnings, ASHRAE issues guidelines  
for HVAC&R systems and assemblies, new Pennsylvania law requires  
cigarettes to meet ASTM standard, NEMA publishes new standard, and  
NIST issues updated guide on information security.

Federal Register notices of potential interest …

Standards and Trade Related Notices from the U.S. Federal Register,  
July 26 – August 9, 2008

National Cooperative Research and Production Act Notices from the U.S.  
Federal Register, July 26 – August 8, 2008

Take advantage of more great information…

Standards Action – August 8, 2008
The latest issue of ANSI’s key public review vehicle.

2006-2007 Annual Report
The theme, today | tomorrow, speaks to ANSI’s commitment to enabling  
solutions that will support long term growth.

Check out our other publications and documents of interest.
Please check the Events Section of ANSI Online regularly for updated  
and new event information.
World Standards Week 2008
Bethesda, Maryland
October 20–23, 2008
U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day 2008
Intelligent and Sustainable Buildings
Washington, DC
October 23, 2008

It’s always a good time to learn more…

For a complete list of ANSI’s upcoming Education and Training Courses,  
please see the Schedule of Upcoming Open Sessions.

Don’t forget to check out our special course on strategic  
standardization management at the SES Annual Conference in San Diego  
on August 21, 2008.

As a service to our members and constituents in the U.S. standards and  
conformity assessment community, ANSI provides an online network  
connecting the most progressive companies with the most qualified  
career-minded individuals.

Openings are frequently available in ANSI’s New York and Washington,  
DC, offices. For more information or to submit your qualifications,  
visit the Career Opportunities Section of ANSI Online.
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Discounted 14% off of the individual list price, this package provides  
designers with the framework and guidance needed to produce machines  
that safely perform functions throughout their life cycles. It  
includes the terminology, methodology and technical principles to be  
followed when designing and producing safe machinery.

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