The Globally adopted STS specification for prepayment metering protects against the reuse of STS tokens using a unique Token Identifier (TID). The TID is a 24-bit field, embedded in STS compliant tokens, that identifies the date and time of the token generation and represents the minutes elapsed since the 1st January 1993.
As with any data type, there is a point when the maximum value will be reached. On 24/11/2024 the TID value will roll back to zero and any tokens generated after this date will be rejected by the meters as being old tokens. All STS compliant meters are affected by the TID rollover and it is therefore imperative that users of the technology begin to implement a TID Rollover program to ensure business continuity come 24/11/2024.
Join Conlog and ESI Africa in this live discussion which will unpack the risks associated with the TID rollover and identify the measures you can implement to mitigate those risks.
- What is the STS Specification?
- What is the Token Identifier (TID)?
- What is this TID Rollover event?
- What are the risks of not implementing a TID Rollover Program?
- What is the process for a successful TID rollover?
- What are the added benefits of executing a TID Rollover Program?
- Available solutions to assist with a successful TID rollover campaign?
Don Taylor, Director | STS Association