P1394 Mail Archive: P1394> Revised Draft of 1394 PWG Charter from 4/3 Meeting

P1394 Mail Archive: P1394> Revised Draft of 1394 PWG Charter from 4/3 Meeting

P1394> Revised Draft of 1394 PWG Charter from 4/3 Meeting

gregory leclair (gregory_leclair@erc.epson.com)
Sat, 05 Apr 97 03:44:21 PDT

Following is the revised draft of charter which was put together on
4/3 to see if we could create a single unified charter between 1394

Please respond to the list (p1394@pwg.org) with all comments &

Greg LeClair
Chair, 1394 PWG


1394 Printer Working Group
Revised Draft Charter - April 3, 1997

Current status: Revised charter for 1394 Printer Working Group
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Chair: Greg LeClair
Secretary: Larry Stein
Editor: Brian Batchelder

Description of Working Group and Goals

IEEE-1394 High Speed Serial Bus enables new and enhanced printing
applications. Standardization of the 1394 printing
model(s) grows and extends the printing market and accelerates the
adoption of the IEEE-1394 standard interface.

A benefit of 1394 is the ability of all devices to participate equally
on the bus. Any device is allowed to inititate direct
communication with any other device. 1394 printing applications want
to take advantage of the new capabilities of 1394,

Multiple Asynchronous and Isochronous streams
Direct device to device communication
Multiple devices on same bus
High Bandwidth

Standards for use of these capabilities need to be developed and
endorsed for use by 1394 printing devices and other 1394
devices that wish to communicate with them.

The 1394 Printer Working Group will be the focal point for the
development and coordination of a comprehensive printing
solution for the 1394 I/F.

This project will produce specifications to define mechanisms for
printing on IEEE Std. 1394-1995 compliant links. These
specifications will include existing standards or specifications and
any new specifications as necessary.

The first specification will enable device and basic service discovery
for traditional computing and non-computing platforms.
This specification will provide support for discovery and
identification of one or more communication protocols.

Additional specifications will address communication protocols and /
or data formats. One of these specifications will address
a simple, common communication protocol and data format(s) which will
enable a high level of interoperability among 1394

The 1394 Printer Working Group is chartered by the PWG and will
maintain a close relationship with the 1394 TA. The 1394
PWG is open to anyone interested in contributing to the project. The
1394 PWG will seek the participation of other industry
groups and key representatives of the electronics industry.