|Interoperability framework requirement specification
|CLC TS 50560
|CLC/TC 205 - HOME AND BUILDING ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS (HBES)
This Technical Specification contains a specification of an Interoperability Requirements Framework, specifying seven levels of interoperability, based on four groups of interoperability steps specified by five types of interaction, plus a methodology based on conformance clauses for satisfying requirements related to the claimed level of interoperability of devices installed in a Home and Building Electronic System (HBES, HES). It is applicable to installations of a single type of HBES, or that interconnect two or more dissimilar HBESs. Within a HBES of a single type any of its capabilities for service, applications and connectivity topology can be used. Interconnection technologies used to interconnect dissimilar HBES are similarly unconstrained. For applicable installations, the scope of its provisions applies to: the connection of devices to the various communications services to enable them to communicate end-to-end across internetworked media; the processes of discovery by which devices find out about each other and configuration to associate them with each other; and the generic aspects of application operation; and management. This Technical Specification is not applicable to the interoperability required between devices to implement specific applications, such as heating or lighting control, energy management, or entertainment. The interoperability requirements defined in this Technical Specification are necessary for such application interoperability but not sufficient. This Technical Specification does not define how measurements are made; nor the algorithms that receive, process and respond to them; nor the interaction between users, service providers, and the HBES application(s). This is the responsibility of experts and organisations that specialise in particular application domains.