IEC Overview — International Electrotechnical Commission


IEC Overview — International Electrotechnical Commission 

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is the world’s leading organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for electrical, electronic, and related technologies – collectively known as “electrotechnology”.

The IEC also publishes testing standards to certify that equipment, systems, or components meet its International Standards.

To ensure that our products can handle the harsh conditions present in an industrial environment, Hope Industrial Systems has implemented and tested to IEC standards for transport, storage, and ongoing operation of several key products. These tests show that Hope Industrial Systems monitors can handle exposure to heat, humidity, liquids, shock, and vibration, meeting both our marketing claims and our customers’ expectations.

Testing Rationale

The environmental classification system set out in IEC 60721-3 is used to determine the conditions to which a Hope Industrial Systems product is likely to be exposed, given the way it is intended to be operated, stored, and transported.

Once the operating, storage, and transport environments have been defined, the guidelines and recommendations given in IEC 60721-4 are used to determine the specific tests that will adequately simulate these environments in the laboratory. The tested product must pass all tests in order to qualify for the prescribed environmental ratings.

Hope Industrial Systems has completed testing on our 15″, 17″, 19″ (except for RL19), 20″, and 22″ monitors, which met the standards for:

  • Cold, Steady State, Non-operating
  • Cold, Steady State, Operating
  • Dry Heat, Steady State, Operating
  • Thermal Shock, Non-operating
  • Thermal Shock, Operating
  • Mechanical Shock, Operating
  • Free Fall
  • Static Load
  • Vibration (Broadband), Non-operating
  • Vibration (Sinusoidal), Operating
  • Damp Heat, Cyclical, Operating
  • Damp Heat, Steady State, Operating




About Arista

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Fremont, CA, with operations in China, India and Taiwan. Arista Corporation is committed to the highest standards of product development, engineering, manufacturing and customer support. Our extensive product portfolio includes Industrial Panel PCs, Industrial Monitors, Box PCs & Fanless Embedded Computers, Rack Mount Computers, ACP ThinManager Ready Thin Clients, Embedded CPU Boards and Video Extender/Switches.

Market Focus

We provide off-the-shelf, full turnkey integration services, and custom ODM/OEM design and development services for the Industrial Automation, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas, Waste Water Management, and Control Room marketplaces. Our ODM/OEM capabilities help our customers meet exacting specifications and requirements at an affordable price and quick time to market in harsh operating environments.

Manufacturing & Support Capabilities

All of our products are assembled and tested in our ISO 9001: 2008 facility in Fremont, CA, undergoing stringent quality oversight enabling Arista Corporation to provide a two (2) year depot warranty for all computer products and three (3) year depot warranty for all display products. We work on the embedded long roadmap enabling 5+ years continuity of supply and support, complemented by a comprehensive stringent revision control process.

RoHS Compliance

The European Union adopted Directive 2002/95/EC in February 2003 that restricts and prohibits the use of heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in new electrical and electronic equipment shipped after July 1, 2006. All new products under development at Arista Corporation meet the directive’s requirements.

Conflict Minerals Sourcing Policy

Conflict minerals (columbite-tantalite, cassiterite, wolframite and gold, or their derivatives, including tantalum, tin and tungsten) originating from Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are sometimes mined and sold by armed groups to finance conflict characterized by extreme levels of violence. Some of these minerals and the metals created from them can make their way into the supply chains of the products used around the world, including those in the electronics industry.

It is the policy of Arista to avoid Conflict Minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in conflict affected regions. Arista is committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share our values around human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility.

Arista expects its suppliers to commit to the EICC Code of Conduct which includes a provision related to the responsible sourcing of minerals. Pursuant to that Code of Conduct, suppliers must have a policy to reasonably assure that tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold in the products they manufacture are DRC conflict free. Arista will immediately discontinue engagement with suppliers who pose any risk supporting conflict minerals.

Our Core Values

In a continuous pursuit of excellence, our core values include Innovation, Reliability, Agility, Integrity and Trust. ‘Talk to us. We listen.’ We listen to our customers. We then apply creativity, technology, engineering and manufacturing expertise to provide the optimum solution. We listen so we can continuously improve our products, processes and services. We listen because our objective is to work in partnership with our customers to establish a long term successful relationship…



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