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 International Organization for Standardization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While the ISO defines itself as a non-governmental organization (NGO), its ability to set standards which often become law through treaties or national standards makes it more powerful than most NGOs, and in practice it acts as a consortium with strong links to governments.
ISO cooperates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), which is responsible for standardization of electrical equipment.
Aside from standards, ISO also creates Technical Reports for documents that cannot or should not become International Standards such as references, explanations, etc. The naming conventions for these are the same as for standards with the exception of having TR prepended in the place of IS in the standard's name.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/ISO   (1223 words)

 ESA - Space Science - Home - ISO overview
ISO has therefore provided astronomers with a unique facility to see both familiar objects in an unusual way and objects that are invisible at other wavelengths.
For this reason, ISO, operating at wavelengths from 2.5 to 240 microns, could observe astronomical objects that remain hidden for optical telescopes, such as cool objects that are unable to emit in visible light.
ISO was launched by an Ariane 44P launcher from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 17 November 1995.
www.esa.int /science/iso   (931 words)

 ISO image - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An ISO image (.iso) is an informal term for a disk image of an ISO 9660 file system.
As is typical for disk images, in addition to the data files that are contained in the ISO image, it also contains all the filesystem metadata (boot code, structures, and attributes).
The.iso file is a digital copy of CD contents made this way: the ripper searches for the sectors of the CD that have been used, say 251,000 for instance (there are 330,000 sectors on a 74 min CD and 360,000 sectors on an 80 min CD).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/ISO_image   (514 words)

 International standard date and time notation
ISO 8601 is only specifying numeric notations and does not cover dates and times where words are used in the representation.
This means for example that ISO 8601 does not define whether 09:00 refers to the exact end of the ninth hour of the day or the period from 09:00 to 09:01 or anything else.
ISO 8601 has been adopted as European Standard EN 28601 and is therefore now a valid standard in all EU countries and all conflicting national standards have been changed accordingly.
www.cl.cam.ac.uk /~mgk25/iso-time.html   (2932 words)

 Define ISO - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: international standardization organization, International ...
ISO, founded in 1947, is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 100 countries, with one standards body representing each member country.
It is a word, derived from the Greek isos, meaning "equal", which is the root for the prefix "iso-" that occurs in a host of terms, such as "isometric" (of equal measure or dimensions) and "isonomy" (equality of laws, or of people before the law).
The name ISO is used around the world to denote the organization, thus avoiding the assortment of abbreviations that would result from the translation of "International Organization for Standardization" into the different national languages of members.
searchcio.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid19_gci214046,00.html   (225 words)

 A4 paper format / International standard paper sizes
ISO 623 specifies the sizes of folders and files intended to receive either A4 sheets or simple folders (without back) that are not designed for any particular filing system or cabinet.
Note: It was proposed for an early draft of ISO 216 to recommended the special size 210 × 280 mm (a format sometimes called PA4) as an interim measure for countries that use 215 × 280 mm paper and have not yet adopted the ISO A series.
Based on the experience from the introduction of ISO paper formats in other industrialized countries at various points during the 20th century, it becomes clear that this process needs to be initiated by a political decision to move all government operation to the new paper format system.
www.cl.cam.ac.uk /~mgk25/iso-paper.html   (6833 words)

 Standardization - ISO Standards Organization
ISO is a non-governmental organization established in 1947.
The mission of ISO is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity.
ISO International Standards are accepted worldwide as the method by which manufacturers and service providers can achieve maximum convenience and efficiency in the exchange of their goods and services.
www.techstreet.com /info/iso.tmpl   (224 words)

 ISO's PPC Program - Page 6
ISO reaches out to fire chiefs and other public officials who want to learn about the PPC program — and how to get the benefits for their communities.
ISO uses that information in scheduling visits to communities to reevaluate their firefighting capabilities.
ISO provides that service at no charge to the community, and ISO staff can also advise community officials about how particular investments or other efforts may improve the grade.
www.iso.com /studies_analyses/ppc_program/docs/p6.html   (613 words)

 The ISO 17799 Directory.
This is is good security practice in its own right, but it is also the longer term status adopted by a number of organizations, who require the assurance of an external measure, yet do not wish to proceed with an external or formal process immediately.
It is also being used in some sectors as a market differentiator, as organizations begin to quote their ISO 17799 status within their individual markets and to potential customers...
You can directly acquire not only the standard itself or the accompanying introductory toolkit, but software to help with compliance, ISO 17799 aligned security policies, a risk analysis product (risk assessment is actually a basic requirement of the standard) and a number of other essential resources.
www.iso-17799.com   (391 words)

 UsabilityNet: International Standards
ISO 9241-11 explains how to identify the information that it is necessary to take into account when specifying or evaluating usability in terms of measures of user performance and satisfaction.
ISO 9241 provides requirements and recommendations relating to the attributes of the hardware, software and environment that contribute to usability, and the ergonomic principles underlying them.
ISO 13407 explains the activities required for user centred design, and ISO 16982 outlines the types of methods that can be used.
www.usabilitynet.org /tools/r_international.htm   (3912 words)

ISO, IAF and ILAC share the same goal to help users of conformity assessment services to select conformity assessment bodies which operate ethically and competently, and to eliminate malpractice in conformity assessment.
IAF and ILAC together with their Members and ISO have procedures in place to receive complaints about the practices of Accreditation Bodies and accredited conformity assessment bodies, to investigate these complaints (via the relevant Accreditation Body where the complaint is against an accredited conformity assessment body) and advise on the appropriate action to be taken.
In particular, ISO and IAF have agreed to share information about complaints received by ISO and/or IAF relating to ISO 9000 certification/registration and to share information on actions taken by ISO and/or IAF in response to the complaints, as appropriate.
www.iso.staratel.com /ISO/conformity/cascocommuniuque.html   (436 words)

 California ISO
The California ISO is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation charged with operating the majority of California’s high-voltage wholesale power grid.
Balancing the demand for electricity with an equal supply of megawatts, the ISO is the impartial link between power plants and the utilities that serve more than 30 million consumers.
The ISO provides equal access to the grid for all qualified users and strategically plans for the transmission needs of this vital infrastructure.
www.caiso.com   (119 words)

 Cover Pages: Code for the Representation of the Names of Languages. From ISO 639, revised 1989.
Second, the WSD (Writing System Declaration) implemented in the Text Encoding Initiative uses the [two-character] language code of ISO 639 (as amended) as a language.code attribute of the nat.language declaration, specifying the language in which the WSD is written.
ISO 639:1988 is a technical revision of ISO 639: 1967, prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 37.
The two-character language codes of ISO 639 are recognized as being inadequate for use as SGML language attributes when tagging text, viz, for use as global lang attributes attached to any element to identify the language of the text element or a language shift.
www.oasis-open.org /cover/iso639a.html   (687 words)

 Canon EOS-10D Review: 18. Photographic tests: Digital Photography Review
ISO equivalence on a digital camera is the ability to increase the sensitivity of the sensor to enable faster shutter speeds and/or better performance in low light.
The EOS-10D has a normal range of ISO 100 to ISO 1600 as well as the additional ISO 3200 which is indicated by a 'H' on the status LCD panel and can only be accessed once enabled through the camera menu.
ISO sensitivity is on the horizontal axis of this graph, standard deviation (average) is on the vertical axis.
www.dpreview.com /reviews/canoneos10d/page18.asp   (329 words)

 LinuxISO.org - A place to learn about, download, and discuss Linux.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A Linux iso is a file containing a cdrom disk image of a Linux distribution.
And no, even if you sent us an iso image, unless you officially work for that particular organization, we will abide by their wishes.
There are 'iso extracting' Windows programs that will allow you to copy the entire cdrom image to a hard drive.
www.linuxiso.org /viewdoc.php/isofaq.html#archs   (1958 words)

 The ISO Data Centre (IDC)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The principal data archive of the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) mission is kept and maintained at the ISO Data Centre (IDC), which is based at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Madrid, Spain.
The staff at the centre is specialised in supporting archive users and assisting astronomers in the exploitation of ISO data.
All ISO data analysis packages are available on-line as well as tools for further interpretation.
www.iso.vilspa.esa.es /users/idc/IDC.html   (178 words)

 ISO - Your source for information about risk
ISO is a leading source of information about risk.
ISO's Database and Analytical Services for workers comp now feature EASE — the Executive Analytical Solutions Engine — a sophisticated and powerful analytical and report-writing tool.
If the 2004 hurricane season seriously tested the industry's catastrophe planning and response capabilities, the 2005 season packed a second powerful punch, hitting insurers with new obstacles and extraordinary challenges to overcome.
www.iso.com   (151 words)

 Infrared Space Observatory U.S. Science Support Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Aboard ISO were four science instruments: an infrared camera (CAM), a long-wavelength spectrometer (LWS), a photo-polarimeter (PHT), and a short-wavelength spectrometer (SWS).
ISO mission can be found on the ISO Data Center's (Vilpsa, Spain) website.
ISO data and support can be found directly at the ISO Data Archive.
www.ipac.caltech.edu /iso/iso.html   (147 words)

 ISO - International Organization for Standardization
ISO standard for early assessment of radiation exposure and health risks
ISO and IEC approve OpenDocument OASIS standard for data interoperability of office applications
ISO Contest for Young Standardizers in developing countries.
www.iso.ch   (306 words)

 Infrared Space Observatory Homepage
The Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) is an European Space Agency (ESA) mission with the participation of ISAS (Japan) and NASA (USA).
This Web server is maintained at the ISO Data Centre, which is based at Villafranca, Madrid, and is part of the Science Operations and Data Systems Division of the Research and Scientific Support Department.
ISO provides First View of Monstrous Stars being Born (20/Apr/2006)
isowww.estec.esa.nl   (99 words)

 ISO Recorder v 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
ISO Recorder is a tool (power toy) for Windows XP, 2003 and now Windows Vista, that allows (depending on the Windows version) to burn CD and DVD images, copy disks, make images of the existing data CDs and DVDs and create ISO images from a content of a disk folder.
ISO Recorder has been conceived during Windows XP beta program, when Microsoft for the first time started distributing new OS builds as ISO images.
ISO Recorder has filled this need and has been one of the poular Windows downloads ever since.
isorecorder.alexfeinman.com /isorecorder.htm   (304 words)

 ASQ: Links: ISO
It is a seven-page online brochure titled "Selection and Use of the ISO 9000:2000 Standards." Pages include a guide to all the standards in the ISO 9000 family, examples of the standards in use, how to implement an ISO 9000:2000 quality management system, maintaining benefits and continual improvements and the future evolution of ISO 9000.
This site, called “ISO Translated Into Plain English,” delivers exactly what it promises through a comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand, definition list and a simple theoretical overview of the ISO 9000 series.
Praxiom Research Group discusses ISO 9001, 9002 and 9003 requirements, as well as ISO 9000, 9004, 10011 and 10013 guidelines.
www.asq.org /links/iso.html   (457 words)

 What is ISO? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
Note that ISO is not an acronym; instead, the name derives from the greek word iso, which means equal.
Founded in 1946, ISO is an international organization composed of national standards bodies from over 75 countries.
ISO has defined a number of important computer standards, the most significant of which is perhaps OSI (Open Systems Interconnection), a standardized architecture for designing networks.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/S/ISO.html   (404 words)

 ISO 639-2 Registration Authority - Library of Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Library of Congress has been designated the ISO 639-2/RA for the purpose of processing requests for alpha-3 language codes comprising the International Standard, Codes for the representation of names of languages-- Part 2: alpha-3 code.
The ISO 639-2/RA receives and reviews applications for requesting new language codes and for the change of existing ones according to criteria indicated in the standard.
This is the official site of the ISO 639-2 Registration Authority and thus is the only one authorized by ISO.
www.loc.gov /standards/iso639-2   (164 words)

 Sensitivity (ISO): Digital Imaging: Glossary: Learn: Digital Photography Review
Likewise, digital cameras have an ISO rating indicating their level of sensitivity to light.
ISO 100 is the "normal" setting for most cameras, although some go as low as ISO 50.
And unlike conventional film cameras which require a change of film roll or the use of multiple bodies, digital cameras allow you to instantly and conveniently change the sensitivity depending on the circumstances.
www.dpreview.com /learn?/Glossary/Digital_Imaging/Sensitivity_01.htm   (287 words)

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