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).
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 24770 throughout.
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 24770:14 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
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 International Standard defines the test methods for determining the performance characteristics of 2,4 GHz real time locating system (RTLS) equipment including tags, readers, and exciters which are applicable to the selection of equipment that conforms to ISO/IEC 24730-2 for specific applications. This International Standard does not apply to the testing in relation to regulatory or similar requirements.
The RTLS equipment performance parameters included in this International Standard include the mandatory direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) 2,4 GHz radio frequency beacon link between tags and readers. It includes the optional on- off keyed/frequency shift keyed (OOK/FSK) short range radio frequency link between tags and programmers. It also includes the optional magnetic air-interface between exciters and tags and between programmers and tags.
Unless otherwise specified, the tests in this International Standard apply exclusively to RTLS equipment defined in ISO/IEC 24730-2.