Module 15 - A313b - Specifying Requirements for ESS Systems Based on NTCIP 1204 v03 Standard
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Date: November 3, 2011, 12:00-1:30 p.m. ET

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Learning Assessment 1: Describe the purpose and use of the PRL. What needs to be selected first from NTCIP 1204 to support the desired functionality of the system to be created?
Answers:

User needs
User needs

Learning Assessment 2: Describe the purpose and use of the PRL. When you have identified this first item, what does the PRL provide a specification developer?
Answers:

Functional requirements
Define the requirements

Question: Does NTICIP provide a fill able PDF for the PRL or and Excel spreadsheet?
Answer:
Yes, available at www.ntcip.org.

Question: If an extension is used, it the device still compliant?
Answer:
Yes, unless you prohibit the feature.

Learning Assessment 3: What do you think are the benefits and drawbacks associated with extensions (allowing and creating them) to the NTCIP standards?
Answers:

Benefits - system based on agency specific needs and drawbacks - excessive costs, may not be interoperable.
Deviation from expectations in the field.
Ability to use feature not standardize, risk of future non-conformance

Question: In step 2, what is the intent of "verify"? What are the steps to do this? Is something observed? Is there a requirement for a diagnostic mode or protocol analyzer?

Question: FWHA maintain a list of mfg's that meet the mandatory requirements?
Answer:
No.

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