The Catalogue on CD-ROM provides users with an ideal tool for consulting the entire bibliographical information on international standards, specifications, reports and other documents. The search functions on the CD-ROM are identical to those on the IEC web site, allowing users to do text searches as well as searches by publication references, dates, technical committees and ICS codes. It is also possible to look for IEC publications in French.
Once the program is installed on a computer, its database can be updated every two weeks with new bibliographical data (via HTTP or FTP). It also gives links to all NCs and NC-appointed sales outlets, as well as the IEC website. From the Search results page you can add any publication of interest to you in the favourites list. Every time that you update the database you will be notified if a new publication has been published – or, if any of the publication selected has been modified (new edition, consolidated or withdrawn), it will be highlighted by a specific colour code. The cost is CHF 53.00 for a single-user licence.