Manufacturing Message Specification – Service Definition and Protocol(STABILIZED Jul 2015)
The Manufacturing Message Specification is an application layer Standard designed to support messaging communications to and from programmable devices in a Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) environment. This environment is referred to in this Standard as the manufacturing environment. This Standard does not specify a complete set of services for remote programming of devices, although provision of such a set of services may be the subject of future standardization efforts.
This Standard defines the Manufacturing Message Specification within the OSI application layer in terms of:
an abstract model defining the interaction between users of the service;
the externally visible functionality of implementations conforming to this Standard, in the form of procedural requirements associated with the execution of service requests;
the primitive actions and events of the service;
the parameter data associated with each primitive action and event;
the relationship between, and the valid sequences of, these actions and events.
The service defined in this Standard is that which is provided by the Manufacturing Message Specification protocol. The service may be used by other application layer service elements or by other elements of the application process.
This part of this Standard does not specify individual implementations or products, nor does it constrain the implementation of entities and interfaces within a computer system. This Standard does specify the externally visible functionality of implementations, and specifies conformance requirements for such functionality.