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Contents:
1 Background and management
2 Features and technology
3 Products
4 Management: Obtaining a copy of the specifications
5 Management: Filling in the Agreement and Statement
[1 Background and management] >>Check out all Qs and As
What is the official name of this standard? Is there any official logo such as that for PictBridge? Describe the background to the PTP-IP being established. Why is the CIPA promoting the PTP-IP?
Will PTP-IP expand overseas? Can it not be used for applications for products other than digital still cameras and personal computers? Does the CIPA hold any intellectual property rights?
[2 Features and technology] >>Check out all Qs and As
What does adoption of PTP-IP make possible? Further, what merits does it have for users? Is this a standard for image transfer between personal computers and digital cameras? Is PTP-IP compatible with the PTP/IP used by some digital camera manufacturers? Is PTP-IP compatible with MTP (Media Transfer Protocol)?
Will the PTP/IP used by manufacturers until now be unified into this PTP-IP in the near future? Does PTP-IP utilize any technology that was not already in existence? Does PTP-IP define transmission using IEEE802.11a/b/g and via Ethernet? Does PTP-IP define transmission in ad-hoc mode and infrastructure mode?
Does PTP-IP define transmission passing through routers? Does the CIPA guarantee interoperability with devices of the different manufacturers? Is there any institution that will certify interoperability with devices of the different manufacturers? Where can I obtain technical information or ask technical questions?
[3 Products] >>Check out all Qs and As
When will digital cameras and other products using PTP-IP be released? Is it possible that the use of PTP-IP with products will result in increased prices?
[4 Management: Obtaining a copy of the specifications] >>Check out all Qs and As
Can anyone obtain a copy of the specifications? What procedure is required to obtain a copy of the specifications? We plan to obtain the specifications soon. How much will it cost? Approximately how long will it take to obtain the specifications once the necessary forms (the Questionnaire, the Agreement and the Statement) have been submitted?
When the specifications are needed immediately, would you accept the necessary forms (the Questionnaire, the Agreement and the Statement) being sent via fax and the originals then to be sent by mail?
[5 Management: Filling out the Agreement and the Statement] >>Check out all Qs and As
I am going to prepare these forms for submission. Is there any notes I should know about when filling them out? Whose name I should fill out in the section for “Representative or his/her Agent”?
Is there any specific rules for this section?
Are the necessary forms (the Questionnaire, the Agreement and the Statement) available in a language other than Japanese and English? Are the necessary forms (the Questionnaire, the Agreement and the Statement) available in as a Word format instead of PDF format?
Is there any specific methods for submitting the necessary forms (the Questionnaire, the Agreement and the Statement)? Can indivisuals make an applications? Can one division of a corporation make applications? Can I submit the necessary forms (the Questionnaire, the Agreement and the Statement) on which I have made corrections to CIPA?
*The above is the information as of Sep. 30, 2005.
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