During the March 23, 2022 GEMS RTF Meeting, the RTF members agreed to update sections 6.2.10, 6.9, 7.5, and 8.5 to clarify that the device definition file is optional, and when it is provided by the device vendor, can be retrieved through various methods, e.g. manually from the vendor via some form of electronic media, file transfer, product information, or programmatically via API request.
Update section 6.9 to clarify that device definitions cover both read-only/GET and read-write/SET parameters. Update the second bullet in section 6.9 to explicitly call out the "Get Definitions", i.e. "List of Parameter Get Definitions or Parameter Set Definitions".
State that the device definition file typically comes in XML format for the sole purpose of accurately describing device capabilities, and that it applies to both the ASCII and XML PSMs.
Describe that the device definition file may contain additional device capabilities such as:
- Async Status Message support
- Save Configuration Message support
- Restore Configuration Message support
Ensure sections 6.2.10, 6.9, 7.5, and 8.5 contain helpful references among one another to aid understanding.