Revision January 2018
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 28 Office Equipment
1 Scope (Revised in 2015)
Standardization of basic characteristics, test methods and other related items of products such as 2D and 3D Printers/Scanners, Copiers, Projectors, Fax and Systems composed of their combinations, excluding such interfaces as user system interfaces, communication interfaces and protocols.
SC 28 was established in 1989 based on a Japanese proposal. Initially SNV (Switzerland) assumed Secretariat for the subcommittee. Then in 1997 ABNT (Brazil) succeeded the position. In 2001, however, Brazil stepped down from the Secretariat position for the reason of resource constraint. A proposal of JISC (Japan) to take over the Secretariat position from ABNT was welcomed by ABNT and SC 28 and approved by JTC 1 in its Sophia Antipolis Plenary held in October 2002. Financial and resources support for SC 28 Secretariat functions is provided by JBMIA (Japan Business Machines and Information Systems Association) delegated by JISC.
SC 28 is primarily a printer and copier oriented subcommittee whose scope remained unchanged since its inception. However, due to the changing nature of market needs for office equipment and related technologies with increasing usage of 3D technology in the office environments, SC 28 resolved to clarify its scope as written above in 2015.
Included in the inventory of published SC 28 standards are specification sheets descriptors, productivity (throughput) measurement methods, printed image quality evaluation methods, toner/ink cartridges yield measurement methods, office colour management and accessibility guidelines for office equipment.
Though 3D printers/scanners in the office/home space was added to the scope of SC 28, 3D technologies and markets are still growing and increasing its diversity. Therefore, we continue to monitor developments of 3D technologies and markets in order to adopt our standardization experiences in 3D, such as the methods for measurement of productivity of 3D devices, quality of 3D output, yield of consumables and so on. Also on the front of 3D printers/scanners, SC 28 has started to monitor the work in ISO/TC 261 and seek possibility of establishing liaison relationship with them as necessary to align standardization efforts.
The fact that the frontier of SC 28 is contiguous with scopes of ISO/TC42, TC 130 and TC 171 necessitates SC28’s tight liaison ship and Joint Working Group (JWG) with those technical committees among others. SC 28 continues to collaborate with ISO/TC 130 and ISO/TC42 in the frame of JWG 14 on image quality assessment for commercial printing and in the frame of JWG 27 on print permanence and durability.
3 Plenary meetings
9th (1998): Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
10th (1999): Yokohama, Japan
11th (2000): Berlin, Germany
12th (2001): Simsbury, Connecticut, USA
13th (2002): Berlin, Germany
14th (2003): Jeju-do, Korea
15th (2004): Nuremberg, Germany
16th (2005): Beijing, China
17th (2006): Lexington, Kentucky USA
18th (2007): Matsumoto Nagano, Japan
19th (2008): Boeblingen, Germany
20th (2009): Busan, Korea
21st (2010): Rochester NY, USA
22nd (2011): Hangzhou, China
23rd (2012): London. UK
24th (2013): Vienna, Austria
25th (2014): Berlin, Germany
26th (2015): Matsue, Japan
27th (2016): Portland (Vancouver WA), USA
28th (2017): London, UK
29th (2018): Zhuhai, China
Name Term National body
Raul Colcher 1997-2001 Brazil (ABNT)
Akira Saito 2002-2017 Japan (JISC)
Takashi Ito 2017- Japan (JISC)
Name Term National body
Andre Valle 1997-2001 Brazil (ABNT)
Katsuhito Dei 2002-2006 Japan (JISC)
Kazumasa Kumakura 2006-2009 Japan (JISC)
Motokuni Sugiyama 2009 -2014 Japan (JISC)
Takashi Ito 2014-2017 Japan (JISC)
Etsuko Sawada 2017- Japan (JISC)
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 28 Plenary, Portland Oregon, USA, in June 2016