On the importance and value of industrial standard

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On the importance and value of industrial standards

is industrial standards still important? What is its value under the condition that many standards and standards promotion organizations coexist? These are questions that manufacturers often have today

when an industry develops to the point where the ecosystem around it spreads rapidly, proliferates and is chaotic, "conforming to the standard" only means that a product can be compatible with other products produced by the same supplier. Maybe it looks like a standard, but including its investment and the chaos involved, it only stifles innovation and market growth, not helps. If the consensus of the industry can be established around the standard, it can be connected after the fracture, and the elongation can be calculated by caliper measurement, which can stimulate a new wave of upsurge for the market

taking various environmental protection standards in the IT field as an example, under the global pressure of requiring various equipment to save energy and electricity and reduce carbon footprint, various IT Standards and relevant regulations that demand green concepts have been released one after another; But the problem is that if we want to adapt to different standards or regulations in different technical fields and countries, it will bring a heavy burden to product development. In the commercial market with meager profits, every penny added to the cost will affect the competitiveness of products

in fact, the post production costs of products brought by meeting the standards or regulations of different regions are harmful to promoting a more environmentally friendly IT industry environment. If various independent environmental protection standards can be unified into a global common standard, it will not only reduce the verification cost, but also promote more competitive products, and allow manufacturers to save more money to invest in activities that are really beneficial to environmental protection

standards are part of the natural life cycle of a growing industry; For example, the medical care industry has almost reached the stage of standardization. In addition, public utilities (such as the developing smart electricity in the United States) will also establish a central standard so that other existing technologies can cooperate with it

when a technology advances to sufficient importance or economic scale, manufacturers will catch up with the boom and launch relevant products that flood the market at present; At this time, industrial alliances will also be formed, trying to establish order in chaos. But at the beginning, it is often a frustrating state of disagreement. Suppliers and consumers have their own support objects and preferences

meaningful consistency standards widely accepted by the industry can bring stability to the market; When manufacturers can gather consensus through open, fair and procedures and plan the best way to move forward together, they will feel the value of standards. At the same time, manufacturers can obtain a series of product blueprints with a broad market, and all funds can be properly used, so that the technology itself can be refined and improved. Standards bring cost control to the development of commercial products and stimulate innovation

Inter is the best case of creating a huge global market and bringing huge benefits to the whole society due to the establishment of standards. Under the joint cooperation of the World Wide Web Consortium, the Internet Engineering Task Force and the 802 network connection working group under IEEE, various Internet related global commonality standards that can be adjusted to 1 (2) mm from the space between the test piece and the upper platen have been defined, which has brought huge business opportunities and innovation opportunities

the success story of IEEE 802 series standards shows the complexity of the life cycle of contemporary standards; It's not just that a standard is passed. When meaningful technological innovation and market opportunities are ignited, the birth of a standard is usually the core of a series of key activities derived from the standard with a longer life cycle; All this depends on the formation of a consensus across industries

so is industrial standards still important? The answer is certainly yes, and the reason is obvious. (end)

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