Spotlight On Four Products

A selection of new IEEE standards

5 September 2008

IEEE Std. 829-2008, released in August
The IEEE Standard for Software and System Test Documentation explains test processes used to analyze, demonstrate, inspect, validate, and verify software and software-based systems, hardware, and their interfaces. Tests described in the standard can be applied to systems being developed, maintained, or reused to determine whether products perform as designed and can be used as intended.

IEEE Std. 1594-2008, released in July
The IEEE Standard for Helically Applied Fiber Optic Cable Systems (Wrap Cable) for Use on Overhead Utility Lines deals with acceptance criteria, environmental considerations, mechanical, electrical, and optical performance, test requirements, and guidelines for packing, shipping, and installation. Cable system accessories are also covered.

IEEE Std. 2600-2008, released in July
The IEEE Standard for Information Technology: Hardcopy Device and System Security defines requirements for selecting, installing, configuring, and using such items as printers, copiers, and multifunction machines and the computer systems that support them. It discusses various aspects of security, including authentication, authorization, device management, information security and integrity, physical security, and privacy. The standard identifies security risks and provides information for manufacturers and software developers about which security features to include.

IEEE Std. 1633-2008, released in July
The IEEE Recommended Practice on Software Reliability covers the many advances made since 1992 in software reliability modeling and prediction for distributed and networked systems. Practices cover the software life cycle, with guidelines for using software in specific situations also provided.

FOR MORE INFORMATION on these and other standards, visit the IEEE Standards Association website.

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