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 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.
ISO/IEC 24730 defines air interface protocols and an application programming interface (API) for real-time locating systems (RTLS). This part of ISO/IEC 24730 defines an air interface protocol which utilizes chirp spread spectrum (CSS) at frequencies from 2,4 GHz to 2,483 GHz. This protocol supports bidirectional communication and two-way ranging between the readers and tags of an RTLS. The mandatory default mode ensures interoperability between tags and infrastructure from various manufacturers, while the availability of several options offers flexibility to the developer of the infrastructure to adapt the behaviour of the overall system to the specific needs of his application.