Ownership and Maintenance of The StandardThe WITS Protocol Standards Association (PSA) provides for the long term maintenance and management of the WITS-DNP3 Protocol Standard. Members are drawn from the Utilities industry – both users (mainly water companies) and vendors/manufacturers of telemetry equipment. The PSA has its own independent elected committee drawn from members of both the vendor and user communities.
The PSA has ownership of the Standard and has the responsibility to ensure that the long term maintenance of the Standard is secure in order to prevent it from becoming fragmented.
For an annual fee the members of the Association have rights to nominate and elect members of the committee, gain access to the Application Notes, information on standards, specifications etc.
Vendor members are able to achieve Self Certified or Verified status for their products and be entitled to have their products listed on the PSA website.
The membership fee funds a part time Secretary/Treasurer whose duties will include administering the new website, maintaining documentation and association funds.