IETM - Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals
Widespread delivery of data — centralized updates — easy edits
Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals
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 IETMs 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
From the authoring and updating side,
complete IETM systems allow information
authors to improve control of content
and to distribute changes and updates
A paperless, interactive
environment of contextual information
can drive faster and more accurate
responses throughout your process.
We can repurpose your existing legacy data, develop new elements
and integrate everything into a flexible 'information on demand'
system responsive to your environment's requirements.
DTB Technical Services Division can
develop IETMs to any standards and
requirements. Contact us with your
project information to see how we can
|DTB's extensive capabilities, combining complete
technical publications with our engineering and testing facilites
are represented on our main website. See more about
IETM Development at DTB.com.
authors complete IETM systems to
military and commercial requirements.
Elements of Interactive Information Systems
Technical Writing Services - Interactive data
delivery starts with information and so do we. DTB can
existing files and provide fresh insight into how they
may be re-used, updated and converted. Dayton T. Brown
routinely authors new information as well, studying and
understanding your projects and requirements to provide
a structured data system that grows with your needs.
STRUCTURED DATA DEVELOPMENT — Data authored to
today's standards is adaptable, and can be used and
reused at any point downstream. XML and SGML often
provide the framework for the flexible utilization of
information, connecting your resources to the most
advantageous point of use. DTB's teams specialize
in these and many other structured data formats, authoring to all required standards, such as
MIL standards and more.
Check the PTC User Community for informative
|TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATION SERVICES —
Our graphic and
illustration services range from the conversion of
legacy graphic file types to the development of
'intelligent graphics' that enhance the use and users'
connectivity with the flow of information. We can start
from scratch, creating new drawings of your parts and
processes or re-purpose your existing computer graphic
files for reuse in new systems.
COMPLETE INTERACTIVE INFORMATION SYSTEMS —
Intelligently designed interactive information systems,
including IETMs, can deliver information throughout the
entire range of process at new speeds. Updates can be
instantaneous across your entire system. Users can
activate pinpoint delivery of precisely the information
they require. Finally, your data, broadcast through a
system responsive to your requirements, will be
supporting your entire range of activity.
|DTB Technical Services Division has provided a wide
range of documentation products, analysis and support
services to the military, government and commercial
industries since 1966. We have a long record of
evolution with changing technologies and often lead the
way in the development and acceptance of emerging
DTB can provide alternatives and insight into the new
opportunities evolving technologies present.
Contact DTB's Technical Services Division for
evaluation of your requirements.
Classes of IETMsA 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.
Wikipedia has some generalized and interesting
IETM history and use.
||IETM CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
||Paper - Printed manuals.
Electronically Indexed Page Images - Page images rather than live text, intelligent graphics, etc. may
contain rudimentary linking
within document internal
Scrolling Documents - Live text
with SGML/XML tags. May include
multimedia. Internal linking.
IETMs - Utilizes SGML or XML.
Most often viewed as an indexed
PDF file (page turner).
Structured IETMs - Fully
structured hierarchy of
authored for the IETM. Dynamic
Typically a relational or
object-oriented database stores
data tagged with SGML / XML.
Robust search features.
Process IETMs - Systems that go
beyond providing information,
but actually interact with
hardware and process equipment.
• Diagnostics • Remote Diagnostics • Intrusive Diagnostics
• Expert Systems • Test Equipment • Prime Equipment Diagnostics