Code and Pixels is Pioneer in designing and developing of IETMs. Code and pixels is the only company in Hyderabad having strong R&D team exclusively for IETM.

Code and pixels has executed IETM assignments for Indian Navy, Indian Army and we are approved vendor for DRDO, ASL.

Code and pixels has delivered number of Level 2/3 or Class 2/3 and Level 4/Class 4 or Level 5/Class 5 IETMS for many defense labs and OEM i.e. Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), MAG 4, Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), TATA, L&T, Tractors India Limited to name few.



Our IETM Client Base

L&T - BRAHMOS NAVY IETM

TATA - NAVY IETM

RCI - Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) IETM

ASTRA (DRDO) - IETM

Hindustan Shipyard Limited - IETM

Ananth Technologies Limited - IETM

Nova Integrated Systems Ltd - IETM

BDL - AKASH MISSILE IETM

POONA BEARING - Missile Handling Trolley (MHT) IETM

POONA BEARING - Missile Handling Trolley Vehicle (MHTV) IETM

HITECH HYDRAULICS -Missile Tranportation Vehicle (MTV) IETM

HITECH HYDRAULICS - Akash Tent Vehicle (ATV) IETM

TIL - Transport Cum Loader Vehicle (TLV) IETM

TIL - Akash Auto Crane (AAC) IETM

ECIL - Mobile System for Missile Checkout (MSMC) IETM

ECIL - Combat Command Control Centre (CCC) IETM

TATA - Akash Army Luncher (AAL) IETM

TATA - Mobile Luncher Repair Station (MRLS) IETM


Welcome to Code and Pixels IETM knowledge center!!

If you are a Vendor / Supplier / OEM or a PSU/Defense lab looking for Interactive Electronic Technical Manual delivery then you are in right place.

If you carefully observe the literature of service providers, all the content is lifted and either rephrased the language and used as it is. Below are sites for your information and more understanding, if you want to get confused more.

We are the pioneers in the field of IETM worked in association with IETM approval agencies OF india.



WHY YOU ARE HERE, Let us guess!!

  1. If you are OEM then
    • RFQ/ Bid document says IETM as a deliverable along with your System/Subsystem. And you want to know the tentative cost of IETM so that you submit a competitive quote.
    • If you are awarded a contract of supply, you need to start IETM development and search for the right partner who can guide you.
  1. If you are PSU/Defense lab or Production Agency
    • You want to make a specifications/ Scope document for IETM
    • You want to understand the latest standard/ technology of IETM
    • If you are a production agency, you might want to initiate IETM
  1. If you are IETM supplier
    • You want to know what’s new in IETM technology and want to know about date of next webinar on technology.
    • Or you want to outsource your contract to us.

IETM, NEW word in your RFQ/ SCOPE…? Know the story behind.

For the past few years, the Navy/Air force/ Army wants all the OEMs to deliver training Aids along with equipment or the machines. Training Aids include

  • Technical Manuals / Technical Literature
  • Computer-based Training
  • Video film
  • Charts and Blowups
  • Training Work Models
  • Scale down models etc.

It is becoming very difficult to refer thousands of hard copies or PDF files when the issue arises in equipment to fix it.

Now from the past few years as per the guidelines received from Navy/Air force/ Army headquarters, they want OEMs to deliver IETMs along with actual machinery. IETM is one of the deliverables mentioned in the RFQ/Scope document. To submit the quote, you need to know the tentative cost of IETM.

If the system is small (we mean page count of all the manuals put together is not more than 4,000) IETM Level -3 is asked in RFQ or scope document.

If the page count is more IETM Level 4 is proposed.

How code and Pixels Can assist you?

We are very glad to share of experience and knowledge, irrespective you give business to us or not.

Talk to our experts for 5 minutes, who had delivered 30 IETM project life cycle. Get an insight into your need. Understand the process, cost, time, efforts, inputs required.

We are proud to serve the nation and Defense and happy to assist you with all your queries.

Our Basic questions are:

  • How many pages does your document has
  • Does the SCOPE/RFQ mentioned IETM level 3 or LEVEL -4?
  • Does your scope says JSG or S1000d

If you have answers for this questions, call 90000 90702 now, and our share your details. Our technical team will call you within a hour.

There are two specifications/standards that exist.

Joint Service Guid
( JSG 0852: 2001 )
Reaffirmed 2007

Designed and Developed by Directorate of Standardization Department of Defense Production. Ministry of Defense, New Delhi

It has been framed by 20 different types of stakeholders and steering committee, from Army, Navy, Air force, Scientist of Defense labs, Capt, Lt. Cdr from various organizations and labs such as BEL, ADG systems, NHQ, ACAS, HAL, BDL, GRSE, Goa Shipyard, MIDHANI, MDL, BEML, DQAL, Dte Standardization, CQA, DS cell Bangalore, etc.

IETM Means, a software made as per Joint Service Guide ( JSG 0852: 2001 )

S1000d

S1000D is jointly produced by Aerospace and Defense Industries Association of Europe (ASD), Aerospace Industries Association of America (AIA), and ATA e-Business Program

This is not called IETM. This is called the IETP.




Following Documents are Integrated in IETM

  • User Handbook (UHB)
  • Design Specification (DS)
  • Technical Manuals (TM)
  • Illustrated Spare Parts List (ISPL)
  • Manufactured Recommended List of Spars (MRLS)
  • Diagnostics and Installation (DIM)
  • Special Maintenance Tool & SPL Test EQPT (SMT & STE)
  • Initial Stocking Guide (ISG)
  • Maintenance Scale (MS)
  • Permissive Repair Schedule (PRS)
  • Inventory
  • OEM Manuals
  • Operating Manuals
  • Combat Manuals
  • Deployment manuals
  • Air Transportation Manuals


Introduction to IETM |History of IETM | what is IETM?

  • Technical manuals (e.g. maintenance, user, training, operations, etc) published in electronic format are becoming more and more popular than paper based manuals for their interactivity, convenience and ease of use.
  • For example, the maintenance and operation manuals of a warship, which used to occupy 300 -350 sq. feet of prime area with thousands of pages of technical literature.
  • It was very difficult to refer some operating process or trouble shooting from thousands of hardcopies. Each time, maintainers had to refer multiple books to get information related to issues.
  • To address these issues, IETMs were introduced in ships initially. IETM is the replacement of paperwork / hard copies
  • IETMs are now replaced by their electronic versions occupying very little space and can be viewed on tablets from any part of the ship. These electronic technical manuals are termed as Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM) or Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETP).
  • Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs) or Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETPs) are technical manuals (such as maintenance, training, user or operations manuals) usually authored in XML or HTML -5.
  • IETMs are a portable, electronic "library" which contain thousands of pages of documentation and images and allows end users to trace technical documentation in a more efficient manner, and the digital nature provides a more agile and accurate method of updating technical documentation.


The Classes of Electronic Technical Manuals

Level 0/Class 0 Non-Electronically-Indexed Page Images

As we all know that Level 0/Class 0 gives us the full description of the spectrum by providing the digital page with images that can be mean to plan for electronic archival filing. These pages allow the users to view only on an electronic device but it does not have the detailed index for navigation with this document for the online purpose.

Level 1/Class 1: Electronically Indexed Page Images

In this level systems with a digital page with images are provided with full page display and it allows the navigation by means of user-friendly which can be an automated index page. For e.g: Navy Advanced Technical Information System – ATIS). This type of systems which can be used in libraries and as well as used for reference setting for research and reading purpose.

Level 2/Class 2: Electronic Scrolling Documents

Systems for Interactive Display of ASCII-Encoded Documents using an intelligent index and Hypertext tags inserted into an attached document file. In general, the document is the result of a simple conversion from a page-oriented document but with little or no alternative by a subject matter expert with the exception of adding hypertext tags. These allow a user to navigate through the document, but have very limited, if any, author inserted navigation aids or a content-driven "NEXT" function.

Level 3//Class 3: Linear Structured IETMs

Interactive Display of Technical Information which is SGML tagged using MIL-D-87269 tags to the maximum extent possible and using a Hypertext presentation system for display in accordance with MIL-M-87268. It is based on a sequential SGML document file and not a hierarchically based on Database. Navigation is based on author developed make employing features such as to bring dialog boxes and content-driven logical "NEXT" function.

IETM Class-III is a linearly structured electronic document where the content is stored in smaller logical blocks of text with hyperlinked content to different logical pages and less use of scrolling compared to IETM Class-II. Class-III IETM is structured in freely flowing linear format following the logic of the content.

Key Feature of our Class-III IETM are:

  • Content derived from Logically Hyperlinked Static Pages and not related to database
  • Linear Structured Table of Contents with Hyperlinked data
  • Interaction through dialog boxes
  • Logical display of data in blocks related to content
  • Logical NEXT and BACK functions for User navigation through content
  • Page Search and Keyword search capabilities of content
  • Text and Graphics support for the content display
  • Useful as interactive training, operation and maintenance aid
  • Content specific help available
  • Module wise deployment for Content, Manuals, Illustrations, Spares, Glossary, Help and E-Book View for manuals


Code and Pixels, IETM Level IV and Level V expertise

  • We are proud to be in association with Indian Defense
  • CODE AND PIXELS IETM Frame work has been successfully used by Army, Navy and Air force since 2013. We are empaneled vendors to supply software to DRDO, ASL, BDL, ECIL and many other OEMs who supplies systems and sub systems to various Indian Defense agencies.
  • We have an exclusive R&D wing and it has been efficient since 2013 and we have studied various IETMS available across the globe and we have done enough R&D before releasing our IETM frame work in 2015
  • Code and Pixels has developed Robust Frame work and authoring tools and we have successfully executed 25 + IETMs design and Development projects

Skill Set
  • MIL-M-87268, MIL-D-87269, and MIL-Q-87270
  • JSG-0852:2001 Joint Service Guide Document

Graphic User Interface
  • Graphic User Interface as suggested in JSG-0852:2001 Joint Service Guide Document
  • Standard Navigation Tools
  • Easy to navigate, Tree structured based content tree and user friendly Graphic user interface
  • Frame oriented instead of being page oriented

Security
  • Role based Login Control and Dynamic User access control (User, Admin)
  • 256 Bit Encryption for data safety
  • Database configured as per MIL -PRF 28001 Standards document
  • Dynamic User Access control to reduce the risk of unauthorized access to content data
  • Backup and Restore Module for protecting the loss of data

Cross Plat form Compatibility and Deployment
  • Our IETM Frame work is cross platform compatible
  • Code and Pixels Frame works is compatible for multiple devices i.e. Lap tops, PCs, Tablets etc.
  • IETM can be operated in Windows Operating systems and also LINUX OS
  • IETM can be browser based or EXE based as per the clients requirements
  • No 3rd party tools are required to install IETM in Clients Machine
  • It can be played as EXE (Executable file) Or can be played in Browser
  • It can be installed in Client server Environment and also in single System

Performance
  • In Class-IV IETM the data to be stored in a relational database, obtaining benefits of data integrity and removal of data redundancy.
  • As the content (Images, Text, tables, Hyperlinks, Hot spots) is saved in database, hence content will be loaded in fraction of seconds from server.
  • Content completely hyperlinked are mapped directly to relations in the database schema.
  • Content will be driven dynamically from Database based.
  • Dynamic data access from Relational database and reduced use of static pages.
  • Content data derived in textual, graphical, audio or video formats in a relational database which is composed of logically connected but randomly accessible IETM data elements.
  • High-end Server with good bandwidth LAN would make IETM more efficient.
  • Our IETM frame work supports 1 lakhs plus pages and 500 concurrent users.

Modern and Latest Technologies
  • HTML 5 (responsive) based content integration and module based deployment
  • Applications : Angular JS Frame work, Electron
  • Database : My SQL
  • Frontend : HTML5, Bootstrap
  • Encryption : AES 256 bit

EED-P-23: NAVAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR IETMS
  • JSG 0852:2001 JOINT SERVICE GUIDE
  • MIL-M-87268: MIL STANDARDS: REQUIREMENTS FOR MANUALS, INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC TECHNICAL MANUAL
  • MIL-D-87269: MIL STANDARD FOR SUPPORT OF DATABASE


Features of IETM

IETM is equipped with User management tools, content management tool, Authoring tools

User Dashboard
  • User Dashboard consist of features like Manage Bookmarks, Manage Annotations , View Activity, Change Password, Enter IETM, Logout

Admin
  • Admin can control the documents access based on user profile. I.e. For Operator user , only manuals related to operator can be given access and for maintainer user only Maintenance related documents can be give access.
  • Admin can see user login history and user Annotations and feedback etc.

View Activity
  • View Activity Feature consist of Last login, Created Date and a Table with all the previous login and logout’s gets displayed.

Change Password
  • This Feature enables User to change his own password and to update his own security questions.

Enter IETM
  • This Feature enables User to enter into IETM Core and access the IETM Data by selecting the desired module.

IETM Core
  • IETM core consist of IETM Content section on the Right and Tree Menu on the Left for navigation of content, IETM Core consist of Global Search, Local Search, Print, Annotation, Bookmark, Help and Select Module, History Navigation and Home options.

Annotations
  • Annotations are displayed by an icon at the Top Right beside the Global Search with Annotations Count of particular page. User can select the text with mouse and Add Annotation option appears to users to add new annotation in the content page.

Print IETM Core
  • Print feature is provided in IETM Core to print the current page content

Bookmark
  • A Bookmark Icon is provided at the top of content section to bookmark a particular page and can be added by clicking the Bookmark icon, A popup with Name Bookmark name field gets appeared.

Word Explainer
  • Word explainer feature helps in providing a Description/Explanation to a word by clicking on the word and is highlighted with a color in IETM Content

Image Explainer
  • Image Explainer feature helps in linking a related image to a word in the IETM content, the word with the image explainer is highlighted with a color in IETM content.

Video Explainer
  • Video Explainer feature helps in linking a related Video to a word in the IETM content, the word with the video explainer is highlighted with a color in IETM content.

Hotspotting
  • Hotspotting functionality is used to link a word to respective image/Drawing of the same page, works with mouse hovering or selecting text or part of a image by which respective drawing or image will highlighted.

Hyperlinking
  • Hyperlinking feature enables user to navigate from one page to the other related hyperlinked page by mouse click, the hyperlinked data is highlighted with a color and underlined.

Image Viewer
  • By clicking on image or enlarge icon of the image at the right bottom of image respective image is displayed in a popup of image viewer.

Page Navigation
  • Page navigation feature enable the user to navigate to next and previous pages , by clicking on Prev Button at the left bottom of content area user gets navigate to the previous page of the content.

History Navigation
  • This feature enables the user to navigate to his previous steps based on his navigation history of the current session, by clicking on the right arrow in the top header user gets navigated to the forward.

Global Search
  • Global Search provides a functionality to search a keyword with matching page name and also content text form entire IETM Core and the results are displayed in tabular format with Page Title and Module Name. by clicking page title user gets navigated to that page.

Local Search
  • Local Search provides a functionality to search a keyword in the same page and the matching text is highlighted with a color in that single page.

Related Content
  • Related Content features is located at the right bottom of IETM content section. We can link the Related Pages of IETM Core, Document and Drawings which are related to this page content in this feature.

Page Expand View
  • IETM Page can be expanded upon clicking the arrow button provided at the bottom of the tree menu section

Manuals Tab
  • Manuals tab is provided in the header above the tree menu. All the manuals related to can be placed in this tab and can be viewed with the help of pdf viewer provided in the IETM application.

Logs Tab
  • Logs tab is provided in the header above the tree menu. This section enables User to add and store the logs of required data for the user

Glossary Tab
  • Glossary tab consist of Add, Sort , Find options with a tabular display of the glossary Related to content in IETM Core

Select Modules
  • User can be navigated to desired module form this Select Module Button, A list of all available modules will be displayed in dropdown.

Help for IETM
  • This consist of two pages About IETM and How to use IETM with the information related to IETM and a video how to use IETM.

Logout
  • Logout enables the User to close his session and logout form the IETM dashboard and redirects out of application from his access to login page of IETM.

EED-P-23: NAVAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR IETMS

1) JSG 0852:2001 JOINT SERVICE GUIDE
2) MIL-M-87268: MIL STANDARDS: REQUIREMENTS FOR MANUALS, INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC TECHNICAL MANUAL
3) MIL-D-87269: MIL STANDARD FOR SUPPORT OF DATABASE
4) MIL SPECIFICATION: REQUIREMENTS FOR QA PROGRAM
5) MIL-PRF 28001: MIL STANDARD FOR DATA FORMAT: BIT MAP INDEXING AND HEADERS FILES
6) ISO 8879:1986 SPECIFICATION FOR STANDARD GENERALIZED MARKUP! LANGUAGE(sgml) FOR TEXT AND OFFICE SYSTEMS
7) S1000D: IETM DOCUMENTATION STANDARDS ADOPTED BY THE CONSORTIUM OF EUROPEAN AEROSPACE INDUSTRY.



What is S1000D

  • The S1000D specification requires a document to be broken down into individual data items (called Data Modules) which can be marked with individual XML labels and metadata, and be part of a hierarchical XML structure.
  • This permits the updating of single data items without necessarily changing the path down the XML tree which points to them.
  • Knowledge thus classified can then be shared among many publications, and updating of items in the underlying S1000D (XML) document will automatically affect updating of the dependent publications.
  • S1000D is maintained by the S1000D Steering Committee, which includes board members from Aerospace and Defense Industries of Europe (ASD), the United States' Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), and the Air Transport Association (ATA), along with national industry and defense representatives



IETM VS IETP? What is this new confusion?

It’s not confusion, it’s clarity. You are on the very right track. Understand the difference between IETM and IETM.

Let’s not get confused any anymore again with the technical Jargons. Let us come straight to the point.

  • If it is JSG 0852 :2007 then it’s IETM
  • If it is s1000d then it’s IETP.

Now without understanding the need fully, few OEMs and Labs are asking for s1000d IETM.

“Internet Says s1000d is the latest standard of documentation, hence then we should adopt that” this is a blind concept adopted by few.

“Now Wikipedia says Level -5 is the latest version of IETM, hence now all the OEMs and Labs wants LEVEL -5 IETM.”

Regarding Level -5 IETM whatever Wikipedia says all the vendors and IETM service providers have copy-pasted or changed the language and claiming to do IETM Level-5.

Actually, Level 5 deals with advanced key word search and artificial intelligence, which is not required at this point and it’s too costly to implement too.

Coffee or TEA? Select one (JSG or s1000d)

If your RFQ / SCOPE says IETM, then it has to be IETM developed as per JSG 0852: 2001 ONLY.

S1000d is Not an IETM. It’s an IETP Interactive electronic Technical Publication and it is not as per JSG 0852:2001 standards.

If your RFQ/Scope says IETM as per S 1000D AND JSG 0852:2001 Then ask your client to edit the specifications. Your client must have read over the internet and mixed the knowledge and prepared their SCOPE.

  • It is like a Coffee and TEA. You cannot make Coffee with Tea powder.
  • If someone is asking for IETM as per S 1000D AND JSG 0852:2001 means, Coffee made with Tea powder and expecting to get Coffee aroma.
  • Either drink coffee or else drink TEA.
  • This means either go for JSG or S1000d

Now, the big question is do we really need s1000d?

Well, to be honest, not really.

S 1000d mostly suits to airline industry where every part has a unique number may it be AIRBUS, BOEING BUSINESS JETS, BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE, CESSNA AIRCRAFT. Parts and part numbers are the same.

In s1000d documentation, every part is developed as a standalone module/document (data Module). While delivering a document, they compile all data modules and deliver.

And all these companies have their own s1000d suit which costs around 100 crores. They maintain a centralized repository. They maintain their own software which takes care of publishing, document management.

In our context, it won’t suit our needs and purpose. To maintain s1000d, even Clients must have s 1000 d master suite, and all the s1000d publications supplied by various OEMs/ Vendors will sit in that master tool.

For that client has to share BREX, business rules to vendors, and guidelines to all vendors so that all the documents will sit properly in the client's S1000d suit.

This is needed when the system has around 2 lakhs of documents to share.

And its commercially very costly solution. If say, IETM costs you 20 lakhs then S1000d costs you 80 Lakhs.

It has been promoted and hyped by European S1000d suit selling companies.

It is just a concept of selling “Iodized salt” and “refined oil”. We really don’t need them, still because advertisements said, Big MNCs have influenced and scared the people, and people are forced to use them.

Original Chinese Fried Rice Vs Indian Version of Fried rice.

Now, when a client approaches for s1000d, then Indian companies can’t say NO. Then they have adopted an Indianised version of s1000d. People are coming up with Local solutions which are nowhere matches with s1000d.

To give a very simple example, let’s take the example of “Chicken Fried Rice”, a Chinese recipe. You eat that in china or the restaurants that serve genuine “Chinese food”

Now order the same from our colony vendors. They Indianise the recipe. Indian street food cook will add red mirchi powder, Daniya, Turmatic, Ginger, Garlic and all Indian spices along with Soya sauce and adds chopped deep-fried Manchurian pieces, chopped coriander, Onion and lemon slices and adds egg and names it as “Chicken fried rice”

S 1000d says XML as a deliverable, Vendors are giving XML. But it’s no way meets the s1000d requirements.

By the way, does code and Pixels has s1000d?

Now, immediately you might gave got a question that, Does code and Pixels have the solution for s1000d?

Our answer is YES. We do have. Not the Indian version of S1000d but the Actual European version of s1000d.

We have purchased the S1000d Author Studio from western country for one of the s1000d project.

We are not an Anti S1000d, but we strongly believe that as of now, don’t need s1000d at this point.

Having said this, being a software supplier, it’s always demand VS supply.

In simple language, as a shop keeper, we are aware that Iodized salt or refined oil does not really help, still, the shop keeper has to put them on display. Demands and Supply principle implies.

Yes, definitely s1000d has advantages, but IETM Level -4 is economic and fast and the need of the hour.

But, it has not matured enough technology to be adopted in the Indian context.

JSG 0852:2007, defined by the Indian steering committee is need of the hour

If the actual equipment cost is 2 crore, making s1000d IETM costs you 50 lakhs. Is it not funny and pathetic?




IETM - Architecture




Frequently Asked Questions about IETM

  • From 2018, all Defense/Navy/Air force clients are asking for IETM along with other training Aids such as CBT, Video Film, Charts and Boards, and Technical literature Hardcopies.
  • Based on the complexity of your Machinery/System/Vehicle/Equipment, you will need to provide different types of manuals as deliverables. (User handbook, Design specifications, Technical manuals, and Illustrated spares parts list)
  • Manufacture recommended list of spares, DIM, SMT & STE, ISG, MS, PRS, Inventory, Deployment manuals, Combat manuals, Operating manuals, Maintenance manuals and many more as per your system. The count of all together may range from 5000 to 25,000 for big systems.
  • If the user has to refer for a topic, then she/he has to refer to all 10-15 manuals hard copies or soft copies (PDFs) separately. It’s a time taking and troublesome process and also not completely resourceful.
  • For example, if a user wants to search for some particular LRU (line replaceable unit) then he has to open each and every PDF and search for the LRU. He will get many results and it will be hard to refer to all the 16 PDFs at a time. Sometimes, he may have to refer to 2-4 manuals together for a solution. In this case, traditional PDF file or Hard copy will have many limitations.
  • To overcome the limitations, IETMs are designed.
  • IETM basically combines all these manuals and creates interactivity between all the manuals and drawings etc. That’s the reason it’s called Interactive Electronic Training Manual.
  • In IETM, all the manuals and drawings, images, and videos will interact with each other through hyperlinks, hot spots and cross references etc. Thus, searching for topics is made possible in a single click with 100% efficient result.
  • Ask your client whether they want IETM Level 3/Class 3 or Level 4/Class 4. And count how many pages of text they have.
  • Price varies based on the number of pages and the Level of IETM. Level 3/Class 3 is less expensive than Level 4/Class 4
  • Though the name reads Electronic Training Manual, it is not a single file or Manual. IETM is a software package.
  • A software where all the pages of manuals are converted and embedded in IETM framework or IETM software.
  • IETM is a software where all your manuals sit.
  • May it be IETM level -3/Class 3 or LEVEL -4/Class 4, we need all the manuals which are to be converted (either into PDF or Word format), all the images (JPEG, PNG, TIF) and all the CAD drawings converted in PDFs and Videos that are to be embedded into IETM.
  • We need table of content/content classification done by your subject matter experts.
  • We also need your subject matter expert’s help in connecting documents and also giving hyperlinks, related topics, glossary etc.
  • If you have any Videos or Images already made, then we will put exploded views in IETM. The IETM vendor’s responsibility is to embed all inputs provided by OEM into IETM frame work.
  • The IETM scope does not cover the designing of Charts, Blowups, Exploded Views, and Animations etc.
  • If you want exploded views, then that will be taken as content development activity.
  • It depends on the number of pages to be converted. We have done almost 35 IETMs of various levels. As per our experience to make Level 3/Class 3 IETM having 5000 pages, it takes around 30 days.
  • For documents 10,000 to 20,000 it takes around 60 days.
  • Major hindrance that we face is availability of final documents from OEM.
  • We had this experience several times that OEMs have to collect documents from many sources and number of versions are available for each document. OEMs usually focus on actual equipment but not on documentation of equipment. Collecting final approved files from OEM is the biggest challenge in IETM development. If all the final approved documents are in place, it takes standard time as mentioned above.
  • You need to nominate a person as a Point of Contact from your end. Our technical team will be in constant touch with the POC to take approval on UI and UX (User interface and user experience), i.e. the logos to be used, color formats, table of content finalizing and cross checking of IETM etc.
  • Probably, your client must be looking for IETM level 3/Class 3. IETM level 3/Class 4 only can be played from CD/DVD player. IETM -4 requires installation as it used Database.
  • It depends on your client’s requirement. General practice is, IETM level 3/Class 3 is used when documents are less, i.e. below 5000. When documents are more, IETM -4 is required.
  • Having said that, we have also done 5000 Pages IETM Level 4/Class 4 or Level 5/Class 5 and 6000 pages Level 3/Class 3.
  • It completely depends on the Client. If your system is small, you can convince them to go for IETM level 3/Class 3
  • We are the only company having experience of delivering 30 + IETMs in past 5 years and one of the few companies having experience in developing the IETMs for Indian defense
  • We worked closely In associated with all the Defense Labs and we are fully aware of their requirements as almost 30 IETMs are being used by various Army or Naval, Air Force headquarters and training centers and Army Air Defense Colleges etc.
  • You can verify our Purchase Orders and approval letters.
  • IETM is the combination of software and data conversion. We have the strength of 50 + software and content development professionals and we guarantee delivery date as we have experienced resources having dealt with 30 project life cycles.
  • We have a strong R&D team, which exclusively works on improving software as per the latest technologies.



Difference Between IETM level 3 and Level 4

  1. What is the difference between IETM level 3/Class 3 and Level 4/Class 4 or Level 5/Class 5?

    The below tables demonstrates the differences:

S.NO Feature Description -IETM -3/ Description -IETM -4/5
1.        Password Protection YES YES
2.        Login Password Yes.
But common for all.
Yes.
Different for all. Maintainer, Operator, Admin, Super Admin (Developer mode)
3.        User access All the contents will be visible to all the users. No control over access rights to specific users. Based on login credentials, we can restrict users. I.e. Operator will be able to see only contents and PDFs and Drawings related to operator only.
4.  Admin NO. Only single log in for all users. Yes. Admin can create and manage users and content access rights.
5.  Super admin/Authoring tool No Yes. Client can update the content.
Using Super admin or Authoring tool, IETM can be edited. Text, images, Content tree, hyperlinks can be done using Authoring tool.
6.        Database No data base. Documents will be stored as HTML SQL – Complete text and user information, Content structure will be stored in SQL database
7.        Dash board No User Dash Board to manage user activities.
Admin Dash Board to manage admin activities.
8.  Nature of content Static Dynamic. Complete data is stored in the database.
9.        Interactivity Less More
10.    Bookmark, Annotations NO Yes.
User wise bookmarks and annotations.
11.    Glossary Yes Yes
12.    Search Local Search Local and global search (Full IETM search).
13.    Delivery & Execution CD and DVD or USB Installation. Can’t be played from DVD/USB.
Need client server environment.
14.    Dependent software's to play NO NO. IETM has inbuilt image and video players, PDF viewers, hence no 3rd part installations are required at client side.
15.    Operating systems Linux Windows and Linux.
IETM can be browser based or EXE based.
16.    User activity monitoring NO Yes. User log in history will be tracked.
17.    Hyperlinks Yes, Hardcoded Dynamic. Each frame, Images or topic will be given a unique code.
18.    Hotspots (A pop up window having image, Video and Text plainer) Yes , Hardcoded Dynamic
19.    Contents Tree Structure YES YES
20.    When to use When page count is up to 5000 Anywhere from 5000 to 2 lakhs.
21.    Specifications JSG 0852:2001 Joint service Guide JSG 0852:2001 Joint service Guide
MIL Standards - 87268, 87269 (DATABASE)
22.    Print No Admin can print the required files.
23.    Content Page based approach. HTML pages are developed and integrated Frame based approach. No pages exist. All data will be stored in database. Based on request from user, content will be fletched from server and displayed.

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IETM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S1000D

https://s1000d.org/

https://www.aerospaceonline.com/doc/what-is-s1000d-0001

http://www.aia-aerospace.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/S1000D-User-Forum-2018-Tutorial-Part-1-FINAL-R2.pdf

Still, we have provided you our version of content and an easy to understand a quick 2 minutes Video for more clarity on IETM. At this point we are assuming that you have knowledge on IETM. If you don’t have knowledge, then scroll down and read “introduction to IETM” section then come back to this place.

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