CPI WORKGROUP BEGINS DEFINING DATA AND INFORMATION NEEDS FOR LASER EQUIPMENT

The Cross-Platform Initiative (CPI) Workgroup met via conference call on 03/05/19 to further discuss refining “what” information/data needs are to be exchanged between software and equipment in order to achieve the “plug-n-play” capabilities for equipment. Various equipment data needs and file format needs were discussed and debated. After discussion, the Workgroup determined that while there may be various file formats needed to address the different types of equipment used, they would initially focus on the specific equipment needs for laser equipment. The next step for the Workgroup is to develop a draft document which will outline the data and information needs from software in order for laser equipment to operate. Additionally, the draft document will address what data in the SBCA Uniform Data Standard (V1.0) is applicable to address those needs. The Workgroup is scheduled to meet again on 03/26/19 to review and update the draft document and to set the next steps in the Initiative.