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 International Standard specifies the communications protocol and interface of Responsive Link, the real-time communication for parallel/distributed control. This Standard corresponds approximately to the functions specified in layer 1 to layer 4 of the OSI reference model. The purpose of this standard is to facilitate the development and use of Responsive Link in real-time systems by providing a common data protocol. This Standard provides a real-time communication protocol for interconnections among distributed real-time systems, including embedded systems, control systems, amusement systems, robot systems and intelligent buildings.