A specification for encoding an ASN.1-defined data structure for transmission over a data connection. Defined in ITU-T X.209.
A set of rules used to encode abstract syntax notation one (ASN.1) values as strings of octets.
(BER) The set of rules used to encode ASN.1 defined data into a stream of bits (zeros or ones) for external storage or transmission. A single ASN.1 object may have several equivalent BER encodes. BER is defined in CCITT Recommendation X.209. This is one of the two encoding methods currently used by CryptoAPI.
Standard rules for encoding data units described in ASN.1. Sometimes incorrectly lumped under the term ASN.1, which properly refers only to the abstract syntax description language, not the encoding technique. See also: Abstract Syntax Notation One. [Source: NNSC
The Basic Encoding Rules (BER), are one of the encoding formats defined as part of the ASN.1 standard.