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The Steering Committee of the Printer Working Group would appreciate your participation in this survey on standardization of Imaging System Power Management elements.

The Steering Committee of the Printer Working Group would appreciate your participation in this survey on standardization of Imaging System Power Management elements.
A “Birds of a Feather” meeting concerning the establishment of a project defining elements for the management/monitoring of Imaging System Power states was held at the February 2009 Printer Working Group Face-to-face. It was agreed that Power Management is of interest to our customers from the viewpoints of both environmental concern and simple economy, and that OS providers such as Microsoft are looking for some consistent way to include power management of imaging devices in their push toward a "greener" system.
However, it was decided that, prior to initiating this project, we must ascertain whether there is sufficient support in the PWG membership to:
 1. Provide the resources to develop a meaningful and effective standard
 2. Ensure meaningful review and prototyping of such a standard
 3. Anticipate adoption and implementation of the standard by a significant portion of the industry

This survey is intended to ascertain the degree of interest in and support for such a project. For reference, notes on the BoF may be accessed at ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/wims/white/Power_Management_Feb_09.pdf
The PWG Steering Committee thanks you for your time and consideration in responding to this survey.

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* 1. My company's views on the following contentions are that:

  Strongly Disagree Disagree No Opinion Agree Strongly Agree
1. There is a significant need for control and/or monitoring of the various imaging equipment power states.
2. It is desirable to have industry standard definitions of and access to power state information.
3. The Printer Working Group is the appropriate organization to set the imaging equipment power management element standards.
4. Such standards should provide for optionally setting power states as well as defining them for monitoring.
5. Such standards should provide for optionally setting power state transition policy (e.g., revert to standby after some period of inactivity.)
6. Such standards should ultimately address all levels of equipment from SOHO to production, although some levels may be addressed first.

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* 2. My company's support of the development of a PWG Power Management Standard would probably include:

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* 3. Given that the draft reflects our understanding of the requirement, my company probably would be prepared to support the standard by: (please check all that apply)

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* 4. In defining the Power Management elements for Imaging equipment, I rate compatability with the following, in order of importance

  Highest Importance Lowest Importance
1. Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
2. DMTF CIM Power Management Classes
3. ECMA Directive
4. Other organizational or Government standard.
5. Optimum power Management structure for equipment type
6. Compatibility with what we do now
7. Other standard, requirement, objective or practice

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* 5. Although the primary objective of the project would be to define the power management "elements" (power states and ways to access them), a "binding" to some usable protocol or access method would be necessary to implement actual power management. I would rate the bindings to be defined, in order of preference, as follows:

  Least Preferred Most Preferred
1. SNMP (MIB)
2. DMTF CIM (Web Services)
3. IPP
4. Local Control Panel
5. Device Web Page
6. Other

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* 6. I am addressing the questions in this survey from the viewpoint of:

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* 7. I am submitting this survey response as:

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* 8. I am providing my e-mail address and company name to substantiate that I am an authorized or de defacto representative of my company. I understand that this information as well as my participation in and answers to this survey will be used by the PWG steering committee only to guage the breadth of interest in this project, and will not be made public; nor will my responses be considered a commitment to participate in this project.

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