Module 14 - A311b - Specifying Requirements for DMS Systems Based on NTCIP 1203 Standard
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Date:October 27, 2011, 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET

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Learning Assessment 1: Which of the following requirements fulfill this user need?
Answers:

Power errors
1. Monitor power errors
Monitor power errors

Question: Are you referring to version 2?
Answer:
Focus is on version 2.

Question: Does the standard organization determine what is mandatory or does the procuring agency determine what is mandatory in the PRL?
Answer:

Question: Are 1203 versions backward compliant?
Answer:
Yes.

Question: When do you think v3 will be available?
Answer:
Version 3 is the recommended practice and it is available now on the ntcip.org site.

Learning Assessment 2: What do you think are the benefits and drawbacks associated with extensions (allowing and creating them) to the NTCIP standards?
Answers:

Extensions will not be interoperable.
Con, if the extension is not adopted it might end up as a conflict and no longer compliant.
Benefit-you can pick a feature that you would like. Drawback-feature may conflict with parts of NTCIP 1203 v03.

Question: For two users to achieve interoperability or share-control their DMSs, they should have same version PRL and RTM in specification, correct?
Answer:
The RTM—the answer is yes. The question is for two agencies to be able to control each other’s DMS systems, for example, they should have the same PRL. The answer is actually yes meaning they have to support the same features.

Question: How can use of an extension make a device non-compliant if the standard allows extensions?

Comment: Great. Thanks.