Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 14543-4-2:2008 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This International Standard was reviewed by the CSA TCIT under the jurisdiction of the Strategic Steering Committee on Information Technology and deemed acceptable for use in Canada. From time to time, ISO/IEC may publish addenda, corrigenda, etc. The CSA TCIT will review these documents for approval and publication. For a listing, refer to the CSA Information Products catalogue or CSA Info Update or contact a CSA Sales representative. This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been approved as a National Standard of Canada by the Standards Council of Canada.
This part of ISO/IEC 14543 specifies the services and protocol in a manner independent of the physical layer for the data link layer and for the network layer and the transport layer for usage in network enhanced home electronic systems Class 1.
ISO/IEC 14543-4 is designed to enable the use of power line and wireless protocols as transmission media. Slow transmission speeds discourage large data transfers, and it is desirable to reduce the mounting load on simple devices. In light of this situation, this part of ISO/IEC 14543 specifies the frame format for the communications middleware block to minimize message size while fulfilling the requirements of the communications layer structure.
This part of ISO/IEC 14543 specifies the protocol difference absorption processing block and a part of the communications processing block. Figure 1 shows the relationship between the protocol of ISO/IEC 14543-4 and HES reference model based on ISO/IEC 7498.