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?

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?

Functional requirements
Define the requirements

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

Question: If an extension is used, it the device still compliant?
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?

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?