SIA Requests Participation on Proposed OSIPS Framework-ANSI Standard


The Security Industry Association (SIA), an ANSI accredited Standards Developing Association, is asking for industry input on BSR-SIA OSIPS-01-200x, Open Systems Integration and Performance Standard (OSIPS), during its third formal public review. The forum will be open until Jan. 7.

The OSIPS Framework is the foundational standard for the OSIPS family of standards and will establish precise definitions of shared system elements and common means to communicate. The framework will provide interface infrastructure requirements and special interfaces for shared activities such as event reporting, schedules exchange and other common functions.

“The OSIPS Framework redefines product innovation and development in our industry,” says Hunter Knight, chair of SIA Standards Pan Industry Data Models subcommittee. “Prior to OSIPS, anything played. Today a baseline for professional performance is in place.”

The OSIPS Framework document is referenced by every OSIPS standard as the foundational framework for the program, including the Digital Video Interface standard, the Access Control Role and Access Point Controller efforts.

Sections of the Framework document address the following areas:

  • The OSIPS Framework General Elements section defines a host of model elements that require a global use to ensure proper implementation, including globally recognized data element definitions.
  • The Component Connection Interface data model details the mechanism by which a consumer connects to a component to obtain a GUID needed to use other component services.
  • Capabilities Exchange Interface details the mechanism for consumers learning about the capabilities of a component.
  • The Event Reporting interface details the mechanism by which a component may report events.
  • The Authentication and Authorization Interface defines a mechanism through which a consumer may manage the authorizations of consumers to use component services.
  • The IO Point Interface section defines a model for the messages used to provision, control and monitor IO Points.
  • The Schedules Exchange Interface defines a model for the exchange of schedule information.
  • To obtain a copy of the standard, visit

    To submit comments, contact SIA’s Director of Standards, Monica Vago, at Restores Long Island Home for Heart Surgery PatientMELVILLE, N.Y.Honeywell has joined with Rebuilding Together Long Island, an organization that restores homes for low-income elderly, disabled or single-parent families, to complete a two-day home renovation project for a recovering open heart surgery patient in Hicksville, N.Y.

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