Thread Subject: Re: Current status of EIT definition
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From: Gregg Vanderheiden
Date: Mon, Jun 04 2007 2:55 PM
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I think we can drop option #3. If a microprocessor is used to control a
vacuum cleaner we don't want to include it.
Per discussion on list - In option #1 we should just use "one of" instead
of "a" to make reading and considering all the options easier. (also need
an S on functions).
It would then read:
"The term does not include any equipment that contains embedded information
technology that is used as an integral part of the product, but IN WHICH
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IS NOT ONE OF the principal functionS of THAT
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
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> Here is the current status of the EIT definition with three
> alternatives on the table. The first two sentences of the
> existing definition remain unchanged -- "Includes information
> technology and any equipment or interconnected system or
> subsystem of equipment that is used in the creation,
> conversion, or duplication of data or information. The term
> electronic and information technology includes, but is not
> limited to, telecommunications products (such as telephones),
> information kiosks and transaction machines, World Wide Web
> sites, multimedia, and office equipment such as copiers and
> fax machines."
> Then there are three alternatives to revisions to sentences 3 and 4 --
> Alternative A - Revise sentence 3 to use IT term as already
> defined rather than repeating IT definition in EIT
> definition. Exclusion of embedded IT remains as currently
> defined so scope of exclusion is unchanged. Delete sentence
> 4 with "for example" list.
> "The term does not include any equipment that contains
> embedded information technology that is used as an integral
> part of the product, but IN WHICH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IS
> NOT (A, ONE OF) the principal function of THAT PRODUCT.
> [which is not the acquisition, storage, manipulation,
> management, movement, control, display, switching,
> interchange, transmission, or reception of data or
> information. For example, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air
> conditioning) equipment such as thermostats or temperature
> control devices, and medical equipment where information
> technology is integral to its operation, are not information
> Alternative B - Revise sentence 3 as above to continue to
> exclude IT when embedded. Rather than deleting sentence 4,
> expand it to be more robust in describing "for example"
> embedded EIT products that are excluded.
> Alternative C - Revise sentence 3 to eliminate the embedded
> exclusion so that all IT functions of IT embedded in EIT
> products would be subject to technical and functional
> performance standards. Delete sentence 4 as example list of
> embedded EIT products is no longer needed.
> "THE TERM INCLUDES EQUIPMENT WITH EMBEDDED INFORMATION
> TECHNOLOGY AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE PRODUCT EVEN IF ONE OR
> MORE PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS OF THE PRODUCT ARE OTHER THAN
> INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PART APPLY
> ONLY TO THE EMBEDDED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FUNCTIONS NOT
> OTHER FUNCTIONS OF THE PRODUCT."
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