IEC LogoGeneva, Switzerland --- (METERING.COM) --- November 17, 2006 – The IEC has published “Electricity Metering – Data exchange for meter reading, tariff and load control – Part 47: COSEM transport layers for IPv4 networks, as part of the work carried out by TC 13 – Equipment for electrical energy measurement and load control.

The standard specifies the transport layers for COSEM communication profiles for use on IPv4 networks. These communication profiles contain a connection-less and a connection-oriented transport layer, providing OSI-style services to the service user COSEM application layer.

The connection-less transport layer is based on the Internet standard User Datagram Protocol. The connection-oriented transport layer is based on the Internet standard Transmission Control Protocol.