Contact DTB concerning the development of an interactive information system for your enterprise.
IETM / IETP technology puts information where it’s needed. Faster, better and more accessible. Interactive information – on-demand electronic manuals are the most efficient, cost-effective method to control, deliver and maintain data. Properly authored IETM allow operators and maintenance personnel to locate needed information far more rapidly than paper manuals. The information is often displayed locally to the problem (on-board systems, for example) and visual information intuitively presented typically supplies a speedier resolution.
DTB provides complete IETM authoring capabilities —
We research, write, illustrate and publish.
From the authoring and updating side, complete IETM systems allow information authors to improve control of content and to distribute changes and updates quickly. A paperless, interactive environment of contextual information can drive faster and more accurate responses throughout your process.
DTB can re-purpose your existing legacy data, develop new elements and integrate everything into a flexible information-on-demand system responsive to your environment’s requirements.
A functionality matrix is used as a checklist of which features are required for an checklist more precisely defines what functionality an IETM has, and allows clearer communication between an IETM developer and the IETM customer. Classes and levels of IETMS are no longer regarded as acceptable descriptors of IETMs.
The IETM functionality matrix was first developed by the US Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Product Support Committee. It is used in most US military technical data specifications as well as S1000D, the international IETM standard.
Class 0 Paper – Printed manuals. (TYPE I)
Class 1 Electronically Indexed Page Images – Page images rather than live text, intelligent graphics, etc. may contain rudimentary linking within document internal structure.
Class 2 Electronic Scrolling Documents – Live text with SGML/XML tags. May include multimedia. Internal linking. (TYPE I)
Class 3 Linear Structured IETMs – Utilizes SGML or XML. Most often viewed as an indexed PDF file (page turner). (TYPE I)
Class 4 Hierarchically Structured IETMs – Fully structured hierarchy of information specifically authored for the IETM. Dynamic cross-reference features. Typically a relational or object-oriented database stores data tagged with SGML / XML. Robust search features. (TYPE II)
Class 5 Integrated Process IETMs – Systems that go beyond providing information, but actually interact with hardware and process equipment. (TYPE II) Provides strong