IEC offering extended-version standards

June 22, 2023
The International Electrotechnical Commission, which develops cabling standards in conjunction with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), now offers documents that include the full text of other referenced specifications.

Earlier this year the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) began offering extended versions (EXV) of some of its standards. The IEC, together with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), produces the ISO/IEC 11801 Generic Cabling for Customer Premises standards set.

The first batch of standards available as EXV includes several published in late 2022, and the commission said it expects to publish more than 60 EXV standards this year.

“Realizing that it may be difficult and time-consuming to consult IEC standards and its references simultaneously, the extended version compiles the key information and content into a single, easy-to-use document,” the IEC said when announcing the first set of EXV standards. “The extended version includes the relevant clauses from one publication inserted directly into the second publication and highlighted for easy reference.”

“We are very excited to offer IEC publications as extended versions,” said Guilaine Fournet, head of sales and business development for the IEC. “This will allow users to have an enhanced experience with our standards while also saving precious time.”

When announcing the availability of EXV standards, the IEC pointed out that in addition to being beneficial to frequent users of its standards, these new versions can also help individuals who are new to standards. “New standard users will be able to save time by accessing all of the necessary information from a single document,” the organization said.

You can find a list of the IEC's EXV standards here.

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