[Printing-architecture] Fwd: Survey for PWG Imaging Systems Power Management Project

Ira McDonald blueroofmusic at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 14:41:25 PDT 2009


PLEASE take a few minutes to visit and answer this survey (link below)
about Imaging Systems Power Management.


The IEEE-ISTO PWG is considering starting a standards project in this area
(with possible mappings to new MIBs, CIM properties (Web Services), etc.).

Your input would be very much appreciated.

- Ira (for the PWG Steering Committee)

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
Blue Roof Music/High North Inc
email: blueroofmusic at gmail.com
  579 Park Place  Saline, MI  48176
  PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI 49839

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: William Wagner <wamwagner at comcast.net>
Date: Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 4:36 PM
Subject: PWG-ANNOUNCE> Imaging Power Management Project
To: pwg-announce at pwg.org

There has been some interest in developing a standard set of elements
for the power management of imaging equipment. Power management in
this context assumes that imaging equipment has multiple power
consumption states such as hibernate, sleep, standby, idle, and
active, with higher power states usually corresponding to less time to
come up to full speed or perhaps faster processing.  The power
management elements may provide for remotely reading and perhaps
setting power states, setting policy for transitioning power states,
selecting default power states according to the
time-of-day/day-of-week, and/or other parameters.

At a BoF (Birds of a Feather) meeting during the February Printer
Working Group (PWG) face-to-face, we discussed a project to identify a
set of management elements for the monitoring/management  of hardcopy
imaging devices. Neither the number and nature of these elements nor
the protocols by which these elements might be accessible were
addressed. However, it was agreed that, before any such project were
started, there would need to be significance evidence of interest  and
participation on the part of equipment suppliers, management
application developers and ultimate users.

At the behest of the PWG Steering Committee, a web-accessible
questionnaire has been put up at


get some measure of interest. Notice of this survey is being sent to
the PWG Announce list as well as certain imaging equipment user
groups. We would appreciate it if you could spend a few minutes
filling out and submitting this questionnaire. Also, please pass on
the link to others in the field  with an interest in this subject.

Although it is not absolutely necessary unless you are representing
your company, it would be helpful if you identified yourself on the
survey form. The survey responses will be available only to the PWG
steering Committee; your identity and specific  responses will be not
be made public. Obviously, nothing  expressed in a survey response
will be considered a commitment. However, the PWG will carefully
consider the responses from each group to determine whether to proceed
with this project; and if we do proceed, the responses and their
origin will form a basis for the project scope.

Thank you for your interest and input.

Bill Wagner, CoChair, Workgroup for Imaging Management Solutions/PWG

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