What is ISO?

The term iso comes from the Greek. Derived from ἴσος, ἴση, ἴσον (PR. isos, ise, ison) whose concept is the same. With that source also appoints the acronym – whose meaning is acronym pronounced as a Word and ending by the use by lexicalizar-the International Standardization Organization, in Spanish International Organization for standardization.

Definition of ISO

Definition of ISO

It is the international entity that is responsible for carrying out the development of manufacturing, trade or communication standards internationally for all industrial branches. Its fundamental mission is to find the standardization of products and safety standards both in public and private entities as well as for international companies.


According to abbreviation finder, this organization was created in 1947, after the second world war. Its headquarters are in Geneva (Switzerland) from where it coordinates the system composed by national bodies among which you can find to AENOR of Spain, Germany DIN, AFNOR of France, among others.

Within your organization, there are governmental and non-governmental delegations divided into subcommittees that are responsible for the development of guidelines for the improvement.

ISO standards are voluntary, so it cannot be imposed in any country. The contents of standards entitled copyright and so that anyone can access them should buy the document.

Usage examples and phrases

“The company offers to customers the quality certification according to ISO standards, buy their products with absolute confidence”. Here, applies to a certification that a company holds.

“You could finally end with the task of listing words that began with iso-.” It concerns in this case, the use of prefix with same meaning.

“It has achieved a very good program to download ISO images to your computer and you are using it very often with excellent results.” In this example, used with the sense of exact from a file system image.

ISO standards

It is the standard defined by the International Organization for Standardization, which is applied to products and services.

Among the most used are for example the environmental management (14,000); the 80,000 for magnitudes of the international system of units; measures of paper (216) which include DIN-A4, DN-A3, etc.; to set the international standard for electronic identification type Mastercard cards.

Some curious are: 120 spool format (732); standard for paper (838) and a widely used drilling machines, the 690, which regulates the citations and the 690-2 regulating them into electronic documents.

ISO image

In this way you call a file where a copy or exact from a file system image is stored. This is called image because it is an accurate reflection of everything that contains the CD, DVD, or BD from which has been created. Its characteristics have been defined by the ISO 9660 standard.

Among its advantages is the possibility of reducing many folders and source files to a single file. This favours the transmission of large amounts of data over the Internet. Because of this many companies use it e.g. to provide programs and download them via the network.

It is not the same as a file compressed because it does not reduce the size of what is stored, on the other hand a WinRAR file, does. They seem in that both are unique files.

One of the ways of creating this image is to make it from a CD or DV, you only need a program that allows you to do it.