Thread Subject: Re: Standard ports language
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From: Jim Tobias
Date: Fri, Jun 01 2007 4:30 AM
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Why "alternate input or output connectors"? Aren't we talking about the
regular connectors? How about using the phrase "connection
capabilities, whether wired or wireless"?
So I propose:
"Where input or output connection capabilities, whether wired or wireless,
are provided, such connection capabilities
shall comply with publicly available industry standards."
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Subject: Re: [teitac-telecom] Standard ports language
If you read the wording carefully it says:
- if you have expansion slots - one shall comply with publicly available
- if you have ports - one shall comply with publicly available industry
- if you have connectors- one shall comply with publicly available industry
- if you have a wireless connection - one shall comply with publicly
available industry standards
They are all different types so you can't use one for another.
I don't think we can use these words as is.
I do think we want to have something which is generic.
Perhaps: "Where alternate input or output connections are provided, such
interface connectivity shall be available through a connection that complies
with publicly available industry standards."
Or some such.
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
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Subject: [teitac-telecom] Standard ports language
Telecom and Hardware subcommittee members,
At the TEITAC meeting last week, the hardware subcommittee proposed the
following language for application across all products:
"Where provided, at least one of each type of expansion slots, ports,
connectors, and wireless connections shall comply with publicly available
Questions were raised by several members of the TEITAC committee regarding
its application across all products especially Telecom. Based on those
comments the following options regarding this language are proposed for
1 - the language is fine since it allows it adds wireless as a means of
support "industry standard ports". For example the use of Bluetooth with
phone headset. Thus, no changes or additional details are required and it
should be applied across the entire product breadth.
2 - There needs to be some additional language to address proprietary ports
and how they can be made accessible.
3 - The language should be limited to specific products, for example, it
originally was a desktop and portables requirement and should only apply to
Please provide feedback and discussion on this topic so that the hardware
subcommittee can develop a final recommendation.
Rob Nerhood | Experience Design Group | Ergonomics Engineer
Dell, Inc. | One Dell Way | Round Rock, Texas 78682 - 7000
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