Glossary definition of MMS

MMS (Manufacturing Message Specification) is an internationally standardized messaging system for exchanging real-time data and supervisory control information between networked devices and / or computer applications in a manner that is independent of: 1) the application function being performed or 2) the developer of the device or application. MMS is an international standard (ISO 9506) that is developed and maintained by Technical Committee Number 184 (TC184), Industrial Automation, of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The messaging services provided by MMS are generic enough to be appropriate for a wide variety of devices, applications, and industries. For instance, the MMS Read service allows an application or device to read a variable from another application or device. Whether the device is a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) or a robot, the MMS services and messages are identical. Similarly, applications as diverse as material handling, fault annunciation, energy management, electrical power distribution control, inventory control, and deep space antenna positioning in industries as varied as automotive, aerospace, petro-chemical, electric utility, office machinery, and space exploration have put MMS to useful work.

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