Technical Operation and Maintenance of Personal Digital Assistants


TECPAD - 8793

Keywords multimedia, portable assistants


Start Date: To be announced / Duration: 24 months

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Objectives

TECPAD aims at increasing the competitiveness of the European multimedia IT industry by:

In particular, the project will produce three main products:

TECPAD aims at providing tools to increase quality, efficiency, productivity, and reliability of operation and maintenance (O&M) procedures performed by technicians in the field. Much effort has been produced by software manufacturers to provide multi-platform solutions for technical documentation. However, solutions provided by each vendor are proprietary and tie closely customer, software, and data to the delivery platform. The appearance on the market of new platform (such as Personal Digital Assistants) or the need by the user for a different UI paradigm requires a major overhaul of the technical documentation in electronic form.

TECPAD proposes an approach to strongly decrease this dependency. The first objective of TECPAD is to define a common format for Operation and Maintenance procedures to allow the data and its meaning one of the real assets of technical documentation, to be truly multi-platform and independent of the presentation. The second objective is to provide software primitives to display O&M procedure on several platforms including Windows and selected Personal Digital Assistants. The issues addressed in TECPAD include:

TECPAD will produce:


CONTACT POINT

Dr Giuseppe Cerboni
SIDAC SpA
S.S. 148 Pontina Km. 29.100
I - 00040 Pomezia (Roma)

Participants

SIDAC - I - C
ITALTEL SISTEMI - I - P
EUROCLID - F - P
SIEMENS - D - P
SIP - I - P
ALCATEL BELL TELEPHONE - B - P


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TECPAD - 8793, December 1993


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