Approved & Proposed IEEE Smart Grid Standards
1701-2011 IEEE Standard for Optical Port Communication Protocol to Complement the Utility Industry End Device Data Tables
This document is identified by three numbers, MC1218-2009, ANSI C12.18-2006 and IEEE 1701-200X. The standard details the criteria required for communications with a Utility End Device by another device via an optical port. The other device could be a hand held reader, a laptop or portable computer, a master station system, or some other electronic communications device. It shall provide the optical port 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 was designed to transport data in Table format. The Table definitions are in ANSI C12.19-2008 (MC1219-2009, IEEE 1377) Utility Industry End Device Data Tables.