REFERENCE MANUAL AND GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIFICATION FOR A PROTOTYPE ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE SYSTEM

Implementation of an electronic data interchange system between shippers, carriers, forwarders, banks, and other transportation related organizations will involve executive level decisions, management level participation, and technical level involvement. This Reference Manual and General Communications Specification is designed to meet the needs of these different groups for an overview of the requirements for electronic data interchange, a summary of the communications technology and services, and a set of definitions and descriptions for the technical terms which are involved in communications. Finally, it provides an initial set of specifications for the communications subsystem for the prototype electronic data interchange system design. The initial specifications are designed to afford a level of industry-wide compatibility which is achievable with modest effort in the short term, but which will not inhibit future growth.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-252 937.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Data Coordinating Committee

    Suite 309, 1101 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Facilitation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • CARLEY, J
    • Notto, R
    • Bass, E
    • Kreithen, A
    • Guilbert, E
  • Publication Date: 1976-4-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: 169 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136822
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50017
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM