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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).
This Recommendation 1 International Standard provides the Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) proforma for the connection-oriented ACSE protocol specified in ITU-T Rec. X.227 1 ISO/IEC 8650-l. This PICS proforma is in compliance with the relevant requirements, and in accordance with the relevant guidance, given in ITU-T Rec. X.296 ) ISO/IEC 9646-7. Detail of the use of this proforma is provided in this Recommendation 1 International Standard.
The supplier of an implementation which is claimed to conform to ITU-T Rec. X.227 1 ISO/IEC 8650-l is required to complete a copy of the PICS proforma provided in Annex A, and is required to provide the information necessary to identify both the supplier and the implementation.