Proposed features/Remotely controlled devices
|Remotely controlled devices|
|Status:||Draft (under way)|
|Definition:||Indicated in which way any devices or equipment can be remotely operated|
|Rendered as:||No rendering is needed for such a logical data|
From traffic controllers to utilities networks or probing stations, many equipments can be operated from remote locations like operation centres.
Let's introduce a new remotely_controllable=* tag to describe the way those equipments are linked to their operator (e.g. radio, telephone, infrared, ...).
There's no point to describe the whole link and from where devices are operated, just how devices can be reached, which often result in visible stuff in their direct environment.
Only physical things matter here. There is no point to describe which high level protocols or appliances may be used to operate devices.
Remote control includes command (remote action and state modification on devices) and... control (passive information acquisition).
A simple key with a few values, no sub-namespaces.
Possible values are given below with an example picture.
|radio||A dedicated analog radio link (often PMR) used to operate devices remotely.|
|gsm, edge, umts||x||Sometimes devices can use public mobile digital access networks with several different technologies to be reachable.|
|telephone||Analog public copper lines are used to operate devices with vocal frequencies, DTMF ...|
|optical_fibre||x||High transfer rates (remote video for instance) may need optical fibre.|
|as-i||x||An AS-i link used for process automation|
|1-wire||x||A 1-Wire link used for process automation|
|profibus||x||A Profibus link used for process automation|
|arcnet||x||An ARCnet link used for process automation|
|modus_plus||x||A Modbus Plus link used for process automation|
|rs232||x||A RS232 link used for process automation|
|can||x||A CAN link used for process automation|
|infrared||x||Infra red links can be used for remote control with short distances.|
|any value||x||Any other value mappers think useful.|
|yes||x||Sometimes contributors know the devices can be remotely controlled but they don't know how.|
|no||When we know the device can't be remotely controlled.|
Sometimes, backup links are installed for safety reasons, resulting in two or more possibilities to operate the equipments.
Multiple values should be used with this tag and the first one should give the main control medium if known.
If approved, this proposal would impact:
- Tag:remotely_controllable: Create this page and explain its usage.
I think no render is needed on the standard mapnik style. ITOWorld will be noticed of this value if approved.
Comments are welcome on the Talk page :)
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