This standard provides multi-source and "plug and play" environment for the millions of metering devices in the field now and the future using the ANSI Type 2 optical port interface. It solves the problems associated with single source systems and with multi-source systems based upon proprietary communications protocols. Electric, water, and gas utilities and corresponding vendors can realize cost savings which ultimately shall benefit the client consumers of the utilities.
- Sponsor Committee
- SASB/SCC31 - SCC31 - Automatic Meter Reading and Energy Management
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Standard for Optical Port Communication Protocol to Complement the Utility Industry End Device Data Tables
The standard details the criteria required for communications with a Utility End Device by another device via an optical port. The optical port provides the lower layers communication protocol for the Utility metering Industry including specifically Water, Gas, and Electric. The Standard provides details for a complete implementation of an OSI 7-layer model in accordance with ISO/IEC 7498-1. The protocol specified in this document transports data in Table format. The Table definitions are in ANSI C12.19 (MC1219, IEEE 1377) Utility Industry End Device Data Tables.