Withdrawn from 15.02.2018
This part of ISO/TS 16401 specifies the test suite structure (TSS) and test purposes (TP) to evaluate the conformity of Front End Communications API and Front End application to ISO/TS 17575-2. The objective of this part of ISO/TS 16401 is to provide a basis for conformance tests for Front Ent Communications API and Front End application in Electronic Fee Collection based on autonomous on-board equipment (OBE) to enable interoperability between different equipment supplied by different manufacturers. This part of ISO/TS 16401 covers the test purposes for Front End Communications API covering functionalities related to instance handling, session handling, communication service primitives (i.e. sending/receiving of ADUs) and visible state transitions. It fully covers EFC communication services claimed in ISO/TS 17575-2 clause 7 and PICS proforma Clause B.2 ISO/TS 17575-2. Claims related to Front End Storage capacity are outside of the scope of this part of ISO/TS 16401. This part of ISO/TS 16401 covers the test purposes for Front End application related to session establishment on Back End request and related to session re-establishment when session requested by Back End failed. There are no other claims with respect to Front End application claimed in ISO/TS 17575-2. The underlying communication technology requirements for layer 1-4 specified in Clause 8 ISO/TS 17575-2 is outside of the scope of this part of ISO/TS 16401. Similarly Back End communications API is outside of the scope of this part of ISO/TS 16401. According to ISO/TS 17575-2 it is expected that these Front End Communications API will be reflected in the BE, however BE Communications API is outside of the scope of ISO/TS 17575-2.