ESSA NEWS LETTER March 2019 Use of Locks in Distributed Systems During the WG 3 meeting on 7 March 2019 in La Plaine Saint-Denis Cédex, the participants discussed extensively the use of locks in distributed systems on the basis of guidelines issued by the testing institutes. According to the current state of discussion, the future European standard would allow the use of smart phones, tablets, etc. at least for the configuration of locks. Opening via Smart Devices will not yet be possible according to the current state of discussion.

At the same time, a vote was held in Europe between 16 January and 16 March 2019 on whether work on the standard may now begin. With 10 approvals and no rejection, the work can now be officially launched.