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Since its inception, the IDIS companion specification has evolved through 3 baseline ‘packages’ that enables  a core set of key use cases to operate across various underlying communications technologies. 

Package 1

was focused on optimized use cases for narrow-band power line communication networks. 

Package 2

introduced Internet Protocol (IP) as the underlying communication 

technology

Package 3

Extend functional and non-functional use case, keeping track with market demands 

Compliance Testing and Use Cases

Guaranteed flexibility

The IDIS Association offers a product compliance testing process via an independent facility.  Devices are tested via a well-respected third party, with 40 certified devices currently holding the IDIS test label. The IDIS conformance test gives utilities the confidence that multiple vendors are qualified for the relevant baseline IDIS specification. 

Conformance test reports clearly identify the type and manufacturer of the device; the extensions, and the additional options supported by the device.