Control Network Protocol Specification
|Publication Date:||1 March 1998|
This specification applies to a communication protocol for networked control systems. The protocol provides peer to- peer communication for networked control and is suitable for implementing both peer-to-peer and master-slave control strategies. This specification describes services in layers 2-7. In the layer 2 specification, it also describes the data link layer and the MAC sub-layer interface to the physical layer. The physical layer provides a choice of transmission media. The interface described in this specification supports multiple transmission media at the physical layer. In the layer 7 specification, it includes a description of the types of messages used by applications to exchange application and network management data.