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Helper applications and software plug-ins

The IET website contains certain types of documents and media files that require a plug-in or helper application in order for a web browser to be able to play play or display them.

The basic requirement to browse the IET website is a recent web browser. To log in, a Web browser with support for cookies and HTTPS encryption is required.

The following software plug-ins and helper applications may also be required:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Some documents are in PDF format and require the Adobe Acrobat Reader. To download Acrobat, please visit the Adobe website.


Microsoft Word Viewer

Some documents can only be viewed and printed using Microsoft Word. However, if you don't have MS Word, you might like to try Microsoft Word Viewer - a free piece of software that allows you to view (but not edit) these documents.


Microsoft Excel Viewer

Some documents can only be viewed using Microsoft Excel. However, if you don't have MS Excel, you might like to try Microsoft Excel Viewer - a free piece of software that allows you to view (but not edit) these documents.


Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer

Some documents can only be viewed using Microsoft PowerPoint. However, if you don't have MS PowerPoint, you might like to try Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer - a free piece of software that allows you to view (but not edit) these documents.


Adobe Flash Player

The IET's websites includes some multimedia presentations in Flash format that require the appropriate player to be viewed.


RSS feeds

The IET website's industry news service is now available as RSS feeds. RSS readers can be downloaded free of charge.