SIA Releases OSIPS Framework Standard


The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released a new standard that will serve as the foundation for all of SIA’s Open Systems Integration and Performance Standards (OSIPS) family of standards.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard is referred to as “ANSI/SIA OSIPS-01:2008 SIA Open, Systems Integration and Performance Standards – Framework.

“The framework is the parent of the OSIPS family of standards. All OSIPS Standards derive from it, ensuring the opportunity for broad interoperability and integrability of OSIPS compliant products in diverse markets,” says Hunter Knight, president of Integrated Command Software Inc., and chair of the Standards Pan Industry Data Model Subcommittee. “Manufacturers of OSIPS compliant products will likely see expanding markets as their products are adopted to fit new purposes.”

OSIPS enables the open integration of different types of components within the enterprise systems. It is essential to establish precise definitions of shared system elements and common means to communicate. The OSIPS framework provides requisite definitions, including interface infrastructure requirements and special interfaces for shared activities, such as event reporting, schedules exchange, and other common elements.

“Participating in OSIPS activities provides a competitive edge for manufacturers in their product development efforts,” says Gary Klinefelter, vice president for Strategic Innovation, HID Global and chair, SIA Standards Committee. “Acquiring market intelligence, enabling rapid acceptance of products in new markets and helping shape the future of the industry are all benefits of involvement.” for more information.

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