TIA Issues New Architecture Overview

ARLINGTON, VA -- The Telecommunications Industry Association, which develops standards for the information and communications technology industry, has released a new document, ANSI/TIA-4957.000, Architecture Overview for the Smart Utility Network

ANSI/TIA-4957.000 adds an overview and architecture chapter to the existing standards in the ANSI/TIA-4957 series of standards which address specifications and requirements for the Smart Utility Network. The document is the final installment to the ANSI/TIA-4957 series which provides specifications for the deployment of a multi-hop Neighborhood Area Network. The standard series serves as a complete solution to the data transport problem of connecting an Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) to the utility infrastructure. ANSI/TIA-4957.000 was formulated under the cognizance of the TIA TR-51 Smart Utility Networks.

For more information about TR-51 and how to participate in standards development with TIA, contact Jeff Hannah ([email protected]).

ANSI/TIA-4957.000 and all TIA standards may be purchased online.

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