TR-51 Smart Utility Networks Engineering Committee Announces Revision Projects and New Working Group

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TR-51 Smart Utility Networks Engineering Committee Announces Revision Projects and New Working Group

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Arlington VA. (August 10, 2015) – During the TR-51 Smart Utility Networks committee meeting held on July 17th 2015, in conjunction with IEEE 802 in Waikoloa HI, TR-51 the committee members voted to approve five new revision projects for the ANSI/TIA-4957 series and initiate a Working Group to start the revision process.

The ANSI/TIA-4957 series of standards, originally published in 2012, addressed specifications and requirements for Smart Utility Networks. The standard series serves as a complete solution to the data transport problem of connecting an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) to the utility infrastructure. Revision to the ANSI/TIA-4957 series will add new operational modes for Smart Grid, smart metering and related applications.

Revision work on the ANSI/TIA-4957 series will be done in the TR-51 Working Group 3 (WG3) Network Layer.  

The Scope of WG3 is as follows: This working group is planning to finalize a complete OSI Layer 1 to 4 Smart Utility Network Standard.  OSI Layer 1 (the physical layer) will augment 4957.100 by adding support for additional regional frequencies and data rates ranging from 50 kpbs; to 300 kpbs.  OSI Layer 2 will support network discovery and joining plus link layer security provisioning (not currently supported in 4957.200).  Additionally, OSI Layer 2 will retain support for Layer 2 routing from 4957.210.  OSI Layer 3 will be enhanced through addition of Layer 3 routing.   The final work product is intended to align with the Wi-SUN Field Area Network (FAN) technical profile specification, which is based on open Standards from TIA, IEEE and IETF.

ANSI/TIA-4957.000-A titled Overview and Architecture

ANSI/TIA-4957.100-A titled Layer 1 Standard Specification for the Smart Utility Network

ANSI/TIA-4957.200-A titled Layer 2 Standard Specification for the Smart Utility Network

ANSI/TIA-4957.210-A titled Multi-Hop Delivery Specification of a Data link Sub-Layer

ANSI/TIA-4957.300-A  titled Layer 3 Specification

ANSI/TIA-4957.400-A titled Layer 4 Specification

The stakeholders may include, but are not limited to: users, operators and manufacturing companies are invited to participate in the revision process.

TIA is actively seeking participation in these projects from the user and general interest communities.

For more information about TR-51 and how to participate in WG3 standards development, contact Marianna Kramarikova 703.907.7743.

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