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ASTM Committee approves cook-and-hold oven standard.

November 25, 2014

Cook-and-hold ovens allow users to cook food at one temperature and then hold it at a preprogrammed lower temperature. ASTM F3051, Test Method for Performance of Cook-and-Hold Ovens, provides a test to gauge oven energy usage. Standard will demonstrate and list amount of energy to preheat a unit on a daily basis, what energy an oven expends in cooking and hold modes, and what type of production capacity they can get from a typical unit. Read More

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ASTM Standards cover sustainable materials in road industry.

November 25, 2014

Three proposed ASTM International standards will emphasize importance of using sustainable materials in the road and paving industry. They include: ASTM WK46376, Specification for Blast Furnace and Steel Furnace Slag as Produced During the Manufacture of Iron and Steel; ASTM WK46377, Guide for the Use of Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS) in Bituminous Mixtures; and ASTM WK46379, Guide for the Use of Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) in Bituminous Mixtures. Read More

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TV Industry Representatives agree on 4K Ultra HD terminology.

November 25, 2014

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced that leading industry associations, technical organizations, and retail groups agreed to use 4K Ultra HD and 4K UHD as common terminology to describe new generation of television products, technology, and content. Doing so with regards to educational and promotional efforts will help provide clarity and consistency for consumers of display products with >8 million pixels (4x resolution of Full HD). Read More

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ASTM Meeting: aerospace maintenance personnel standardization.

November 24, 2014

ASTM International will hold organizational meeting to explore establishment of new ASTM standards development activity for aerospace personnel. Scheduled for December 2, 2014, meeting will take place at National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in Washington, D.C. Stakeholders are invited to participate with goal of planning course toward developing consensus standardization program for aerospace maintenance personnel. Virtual participation is also available. Read More

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AEM Announces Election Results for 2015 officers, directors.

November 24, 2014

AEM announced its newly elected 2015 officers as well as directors elected to AEM Board of Directors and AG and CE Sector Boards. Those elected as 2015 AEM officers are John Patterson as Chair, Göran Lindgren as Treasurer, James Walker as AG Chair, Michael Haberman as CE Chair, and Dennis Slater as Secretary. Additionally, there were 13 directors elected to AEM Board of Directors, 10 directors elected to AEM AG Sector Board, and 12 directors elected to AEM CE Sector Board. Read More

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ASTM Standard aids in qualifying firestop system inspectors.

November 24, 2014

Proposed standard ASTM WK40836 will be used to assess credentials and qualifications of inspectors who routinely use ASTM firestop standards in their work, including ASTM E2174, Practice for OnSite Inspection of Installed Firestops, and ASTM E2393, Practice for OnSite Inspection of Installed Fire Resistive Joint Systems and Perimeter Fire Barriers. Standard will be directed toward building owners, developers, and design professionals as well as government agencies. Read More

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DEG and CEA collaborate to promote home entertainment.

November 24, 2014

CEA® and Digital Entertainment Group announced partnership to promote latest Blu-ray Disc™ releases and emerging home entertainment technologies. Organizations are collaborating to develop "The DEN (Digital Entertainment News) Presents Ben Lyons", a year-long series of satellite media tours highlighting most recent movie and television releases for home viewing and best ways to purchase and watch them – physically through Blu-ray Disc and digitally through advanced Smart TVs and portable devices. Read More

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CEA announces availability of 4K Ultra HD logo license.

November 24, 2014

Licensing agreement for logos for use by manufacturers to designate 4K Ultra High-Definition TVs, monitors, and projectors for the home is now available. CEA also announced licensing agreements for promotional and educational use by retailers, buying groups, organizations, and companies engaged in 4K UHD ecosystem. Two logos – 4K Ultra HD and 4K Ultra HD Connected – address attributes of picture quality and help move toward interoperability, while providing clarity for consumers and retailers. Read More