News and Events
The Energy Communications Management eXchange® (ECMX®) Registry is now operational. The Registry is a globally accessible resource in support of metering standards and protocols identifiers. Through ECMX’s® FDOS aims to be the leading source for utility metering information by providing real time and actionable data using standardised registered data models and meter profiles. With the availability an official Registry, Utilities can start to deploy, operate and maintain their advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and their Smart Meter assets using non-proprietary technologies.
Future DOS enables the industry by providing professional services, workshops and seminars at many industry trade shows, expositions, symposiums and conferences. Future DOS' workshops and tutorials received the highest performance acclaim by the industry.
FDOS is now offering regular and special courses in StandardAMI, Electricity 101 for software developers, Audit-trail management using ANSI C12.19-2012/IEEE Std 1377™-2011, ANSI C12.22-2012/IEEE Std 1703™-2011, ANSI C12.18-2006/IEEE Std 1701™-2011, ANSI C12.21-2006/IEEE Std 1702™-2011 and Internet IETF RFC 6142. We also offer conformance tests for the above standards. Please contact us to obtain more information on conformance testing, End-device certification, training and consulting. Also visit ECMX® for information on registering your products.
Future DOS launched its Utility Industry StandardAMI Certification Program where Utilities, Vendors and Users can submit their IEEE 1377 / ANSI C12.19 / MC12.19 metering devices and associated communication modules for conformance testing, verification and certification.
Future DOS expanded its Utility Industry StandardAMI Certification Program to include communication protocols, such as IEEE 1703 / ANSI C12.22 / MC12.22, IEEE 1701 / ANSI C12.18 / MC1218 and IEEE 1702 / ANSI C12.21 / MC12.21 and IETF RFC 6142 Internet/IP conformance testing, verification and certification.
Future DOS R&D Inc. launches the ECMX® Registry.
|Game-Changing Global Energy End Device AMI Registry Launches, Increases Efficiency for Utility Regulators, Operators and Manufacturers.
The "Energy Communications Management Exchange®", ECMX®, is the official Registrar and conformance testing agent for ANSI C12.19 / IEEE Std 1377™ and ANSI C12.22 / IEEE Std 1703™ standards. ECMX maintains a repository of the End Device Classes (device design data models), Network-node Application Titles Names, Security Mechanism Protocol Names and Electronic Serial Numbers (ESNs). The repository includes all information that pertains to the registered content and uniquely assigned object identifiers (OIDs). The registry contains both the ECMX certified content library (that is directly traceable to the ANSI C12.19, IEEE Std 1377, ANSI C12.22 and IEEE Std 1703 standards).
IETF RFC 6142
|IETF publishes FDOS' RFC 6142 for ANSI C12.22, IEEE 1703, and MC12.22 Transport Over IP.
FDOS RFC 6142 applies to the operational details of Section 5, "C12.22 Node to C12.22 Network Segment Details", of ANSI C12.22 / IEEE Std 1703™, and covers the mapping, encoding, and interpreting of ANSI C12.19 / IEEE Std 1377™ Device Network Table Elements and Native Addresses for use on IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
|Sept. 13–16, 2009
*** Canceled ***
|See us at Utilimetrics
and the Pre-autovation courses at the
Autovation 2009: The Utilimetrics Smart Metering Conference and Exposition.
AMI Security and Register (meter) Audit using ANSI C12.19-2008 and ANSI C12.22-2008.
This course has been canceled. It will be re-offered at a future date.
|Sept. 7–10, 2008||See us at Utilimetrics and the Pre-autovation courses at the Autovation 2008: The Utilimetrics International Symposium.|
Utility Industry End Device Data Tables – The new ANSI Standard C12.19-2008
This course provides an overview of the latest AMI Standard C12.19-2008/IEEE 1377/MC1219, also known as the “Utility Industry End Device Data Tables". The presentation will focus on AMI and MDMS interfaces excepted by the users of this Standard.
Protocol Specifications for Interfacing to Data Communication Networks – The New ANSI Standard C12.22-2008
C12.22 Protocol Specification for Interfacing to Data Communication Networks provides an application layer standard for network communications, designed to transport C12.19 standard data tables in electric metering over any network. The open protocol in the ANSI C12.22 Standard provides the same opportunity for meter communications over networks. This course covers what C12.22 will mean for you.
|Sept. 30–Oct 1, 2007||See us at AMRA and the Pre-autovation courses at the Autovation 2007: The AMRA International Symposium.|
What are AMR/AMI Standards and Why Do They Exist?
A historical perspective of industry standards, the challenges experienced by the utility industry and how StandardAMI should be used address those challenges. The presentation will focus on ANSI, IEEE and Measurement Canada suite of C12 protocols, implementation requirements and services they provide. Built on the ANSI C12.19 and ANSI C12.22 as a foundation it will be explained how these Standards benefit utilities and vendors alike.
How can the ANSI/IEEE/MC Standards address the totality of the utility industry needs?
This course builds on Course 5, "What are AMR/AMI Standards and Why Do They Exist?" addressing concerns regarding the overwhelming size and scope of the standards documents, presumed data complexity and the dispelling of myths about the standards. It is a point by point, goal by goal presentation on how the C12 standards address the totality of industry needs. Focused on the core ANSI C12.19, ANSI C12.22 and their counterpart publications (IEEE and Measurement Canada) it touches on contemporary architecture, systems design, service requirement, deployment issues and the management of change.
|October. 22–25, 2006||Past-autovation courses
at the AMRA 2006
International Symposium Nashville Convention Center
Nashville, Tennessee USA
|Course on Standards-Based Plug-and-Play Interoperability:||
A New Paradigm for AMR and Beyond. Using a best-practice approach for achieving Standards-based plug-and-Play interoperability.
The course includes 2006 updates and reviews of new and existing C12 Standards that have been published or are about to be published. It also addresses reliability and security enhancements that are proposed for open AMR – going beyond metering and using these Standards for enterprise and open exchange applications. The course covers AMR user’s requirements, the definition of utility driven requirements and the formation of user groups and best practices for achieving plug-and-play interoperability.
|January 16, 2006||
Future DOS launches the Utility Industry Standard Tables accreditation program. Utilities, Manufacturers and users of IEEE 1377 / ANSI C12.19 / MC1219 standards are invited to submit their meters, meter readers, table sets and related communication systems for testing, verification and accreditation.
For more information on testing, certification, courses contact us.
|Sept. 18–21, 2005||Past-autovation courses
at the AMRA 2005 International Symposium at the Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, Calif, USA
|Course on C12.18/21:||Implementation and use of (point-to-point) ANSI AMR communication protocol standards ANSI C12.18/21-2005 for the transfer of ANSI Standard C12.19 Data Tables.|
|Course on C12.22:||AMR communications model based on Draft ANSI Standard C12.22-200x, "Protocol Specifications for Interfacing to Data Communication Networks".|
|November 17 - 19, 2004||Consultative presentation at the Canadian Forum on Trade Measurement (CFTM) 2004 on ANSI Standard C12.19 and related ANSI communication protocols .|
|Sept. 26–29, 2004||Past-autovation courses at the AMRA 2004 International Symposium at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center Kissimmee, Florida, USA – cancelled due to weather.|
|Course 5:||Implementation and use of (point-to-point) ANSI AMR communication protocol standards for the transfer of ANSI Standard C12.19 Data Tables.|
|Course 9:||AMR communications model based on Draft ANSI Standard C12.22, "Protocol Specifications for Interfacing to Data Communication Networks".|