An IETM/IETP is a portal that manages and distributes technical content and documentation. Using on-line browsers, smart phones Apps or hand-held devices, IETM/IETP enables access to volumes of technical information which may include sound, 3D illustrations, videos ...etc. It enables fast searching and cross-referencing of information and allows users to securely access needed information far more rapidly than in paper manuals.
|Class 0 - Paper:||Conventionally printed technical manuals - paper only|
|Class 1 - Electronically Indexed Page Images:||Page images Raster, not live text and may include linking from Table of Contents to specified page (very inexpensive).|
|Class 2 - Electronic Scrolling Documents:||Page oriented, but live ASCII text with SGML/XML tags. May use hypertext to other related areas within the document and may include multimedia.|
|Class 3 - Linear-Structured IETMs:||Linear-structured information utilizing SGML or XML, yet still resembling a paper document. Most often viewed as an indexed PDF file.|
|Class 4 - Hierarchically Structured IETMs:||Hierarchically structured and specifically authored for IETM presentation. This class of IETM provides for robust cross-referencing between different, but related, data. The data is commonly tagged using SGML or XML and stored in a relational or object-oriented database.|
|Class 5 - Integrated Process IETMs:||This class lets the manual interact with different processes. These processes may include expert systems, test equipment, prime equipment diagnostics, intrusive and remote diagnostics, etc.|
ATA Specification 2200, GREXCHANGE has been developed for technical documentation of the manufacture and operation of commercial airplanes. The profile supports the binary and clear text encodings at the CGM Version 4 functionality level. It is appropriate for the exchange of technical manuals, publishing applications, and visualization. A second profile, ATA Specification 2200, IGEXCHANGE provides for the transfer of intelligence associated with graphical data. This profiles supports the application structuring defined in CGM Amendment 2.