Standard Transfer Specification Association

The Standard Transfer Specification is the global standard for the transfer of electricity and other utility prepayment tokens, ensuring inter-operability between system components from different manufacturers. It was first introduced in South Africa in 1993 and subsequently published by the International Electrotechnical Commission as the IEC62055 series of specifications. The application of the technology is licensed through the STS Association, thus ensuring that the appropriate key-management encryption practices are applied to protect the security of the prepayment transactions of utilities.

STS & DLMS are both international open standards and their convergence supports the development of smart STS solutions with two-way communications, powerful smart meter functionality, while retaining proven STS standards that will continue to ensure secure and upfront collection of revenue for electricity, water and gas service providers for many years to come.

The STSA will be hosting a Free Webinar that will give attendees an in-depth overview of the evolution of STS to Smart Metering, its benefits and will discuss the enhanced functionality & technicalities associated with product certification.

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