Communication technologies have gained particular popularity in our century. Considering the fact that most of the processes of production, operation of equipment and all everyday life are more and more amenable to technological transformations, it should be noted that the international regulation of communication systems is an integral part of the successful interaction of companies and their individual divisions. To create a clear structure, there are international standards. Compliance with these standards not only brings the company to a new level, but also significantly minimizes possible risks if the rules are ignored. Today we present a list of the most basic communication standards.

Railway applications - Communication device for urban rail - System requirements

SIST EN 17355:2020

The modern transport system requires certain innovative solutions. One key link in the entire system is the communication technologies and devices used in the industry. SIST EN 17355: 2020 was created to create the opportunity to consistently and structured this process.

This document defines the following elements for urban rail rolling stock: -   the functional requirements for a communication device between passengers and driver or Operations Control Centre (OCC); -   the dynamic behaviour of the Communication device. This document is applicable to the categories I to III of Urban Rail rolling stock defined in CEN/CLC Guide 26: -   (I) Metros; -   (II) Trams; -   (III) Light Rail. CEN/CLC Guide 26 defines Metro, Tram and Light Rail as public transport systems permanently guided at least by one rail, intended for the operation of local, urban and suburban passenger services with self-propelled vehicles and operated either segregated or not from general road and pedestrian traffic. This document applies to rolling stock both with and without driver. The communication device is different from the PAS, but it can share some parts of the PAS to achieve its functionalities. The PAS is regarded as a safety relevant system whereas communication device is non-safety relevant aid to passengers. This standard is one of the key in the transport industry. That is why if your company or organization wants to stay up to date with the latest updates in the transport industry, we recommend that you read this document in more detail.

Communication systems for meters - Part 1: Data exchange

SIST EN 13757-1:2020

Information exchange is a very complex process. For its successful functioning, it is necessary to strictly adhere to technological recommendations and norms. One of the standards that describes these processes is SIST EN 13757-1: 2020. This document specifies data exchange and communications for meters in a generic way. This document establishes a protocol specification for the Application Layer for meters and establishes several protocols for meter communications which can be applied depending on the application being fulfilled. This document also specifies the overall structure of the OBject Identification System (OBIS) and the mapping of all commonly used data items in metering equipment to their identification codes.” If your company interacts with the processes and technologies described in this document, you can familiarize yourself with its characteristics in more detail on our website.

Road vehicles - Vehicle to grid communication interface - Part 8: Physical layer and data link layer requirements for wireless communication (ISO/FDIS 15118-8:2020)

SIST EN ISO 15118-8:2020

Communication processes can be involved not only in the typical understanding of this term, but also in the exchange of data in the process of interaction of technological elements of the system being created. One of the standards governing such cases is SIST EN ISO 1518-8: 2020. This document specifies the requirements of the physical and data link layer of a wireless High Level Communication (HLC) between Electric Vehicles (EV) and the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). The wireless communication technology is used as an alternative to the wired communication technology as defined in ISO 15118‑3. It covers the overall information exchange between all actors involved in the electrical energy exchange. ISO 15118 (all parts) are applicable for conductive charging as well as Wireless Power Transfer (WPT). For conductive charging, only EVSEs compliant with "IEC 61851‑1 modes 3 and 4" and supporting HLC are covered by this document. For WPT, charging sites according to IEC 61980 (all parts) and vehicles according to ISO 19363 are covered by this document. Since this document has a large number of narrow-profile refinements, we recommend that you study the technical characteristics in more detail so as not to be mistaken in choosing the standard that is suitable for you.

Waste Management - Data communication between communication management system and the back office system for stationary containers

SIST EN 17367:2019

The establishment of an automated management system significantly increases the productivity of the activities. To establish a clear process for the transfer of information, international standards are created, one of which is SIST EN 17367: 2019. This document defines the standard for implementing a standard inter-vendors interface aimed at exchanging stationary waste container information and configuration. This document defines the way to exchange data between the “Communication Management Systems” and the “Back-Office Systems”. The exchange of data between the “Collection Container Systems” and the “Communication Management Systems” or the “Back-Office Systems” is excluded. This document targets two streams of information in the waste processing industry:

  • The processing of information from the deposit of waste, between communication management systems and the back office systems.
  • The processing of configuration information, between the back-office systems and the communication management systems. If you need to establish the management of communication processes between the divisions of the company, we recommend that you study the standard in more detail and clarify all your questions with our team.


Environmental management - Environmental communication - Guidelines and examples (ISO 14063:2020)

EN ISO 14063:2020

Both external and internal processes have a significant impact on the bottom line of the company. Only if there is a correct synchronization of the two directions, the whole system turns into an established complex. One of the standards that has an impact on the establishment of these aspects is EN ISO 14063: 2020. This document gives guidelines to organizations for general principles, policy, strategy and activities relating to both internal and external environmental communication. It uses proven and well-established approaches for communication, adapted to the specific conditions that exist in environmental communication. It is applicable to all organizations regardless of their size, type, location, structure, activities, products and services, and whether or not they have an environmental management system in place. It can be used in combination with any of the ISO 14000 family of standards, or on its own. If you feel the need to purchase this document, the iTeh team will be happy to answer all your questions to clarify the details.

International standards - a map of the right steps towards goals

As already noted, communication technologies are responsible not only for the quality of transmitted information, but also for the security of its distribution. Companies operating in the international market are faced with many inconsistencies when entering a new level, which is why the presence of international standards in the business regulatory framework significantly speeds up the process of adaptation to new conditions and contributes to increasing productivity and achieving new results. Stay with iTeh and lead the international market in your industry.