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: USB VID and PID as a device identifier - XML Representation

Active as of 2021-06-14

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<NamingSystem xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir">
  <id value="usb-address-identifier"/>
  <text>
    <status value="generated"/>
    <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><h3>Summary</h3><table class="grid"><tr><td>Defining URL</td><td>http://terminology.hl7.org/NamingSystem/usb-address-identifier</td></tr><tr><td>Name</td><td>USB_Address_Identifier</td></tr><tr><td>Status</td><td>active</td></tr><tr><td>Definition</td><td><div><p>A USB device that is plugged in identifies itself by its VID/PID combination. A VID is a 16-bit vendor number (Vendor ID). A PID is a 16-bit product number (Product ID). A host uses the VID/PID combination to find the drivers (if any) that are to be used for the USB device. For this to work, the VID/PID combination must be unique, in the sense that each USB device with the same VID/PID will use the same driver. So, whenever you need a specific driver for your USB product, you will need a unique VID/PID for that product. In that sense, the VID/PID combination does not really serve as a truly unique identifier of a single device instance. It is, however, useful to know for medical devices that communicate using USB.</p>
</div></td></tr><tr><td>Publisher</td><td>IHE Patient Care Devices (PCD)</td></tr></table><h3>Identifiers</h3><table class="grid"><tr><td><b>Type</b></td><td><b>Value</b></td><td><b>Preferred</b></td><td><b>Comment</b></td></tr><tr><td>URI</td><td>http://hl7.org/fhir/sid/usb</td><td>true</td><td>USB VID (Vendor identifier) and PID (Product identifier) values</td></tr></table></div>
  </text>
  <extension
             url="http://hl7.org/fhir/tools/StructureDefinition/extension-title">
    <valueString value="USB VID and PID as a device identifier"/>
  </extension>
  <extension
             url="http://hl7.org/fhir/5.0/StructureDefinition/extension-NamingSystem.url">
    <valueUri
              value="http://terminology.hl7.org/NamingSystem/usb-address-identifier"/>
  </extension>
  <extension
             url="http://terminology.hl7.org/StructureDefinition/ext-namingsystem-version">
    <valueString value="1.0.0"/>
  </extension>
  <name value="USB_Address_Identifier"/>
  <status value="active"/>
  <kind value="identifier"/>
  <date value="2021-06-14T00:00:00-00:00"/>
  <publisher value="IHE Patient Care Devices (PCD)"/>
  <contact>
    <name value="Devices on FHIR working group; IHE Patient Care Devices"/>
  </contact>
  <responsible value="IHE Patient Care Devices"/>
  <description
               value="A USB device that is plugged in identifies itself by its VID/PID combination. A VID is a 16-bit vendor number (Vendor ID). A PID is a 16-bit product number (Product ID). A host uses the VID/PID combination to find the drivers (if any) that are to be used for the USB device. For this to work, the VID/PID combination must be unique, in the sense that each USB device with the same VID/PID will use the same driver. So, whenever you need a specific driver for your USB product, you will need a unique VID/PID for that product. In that sense, the VID/PID combination does not really serve as a truly unique identifier of a single device instance. It is, however, useful to know for medical devices that communicate using USB."/>
  <uniqueId>
    <type value="uri"/>
    <value value="http://hl7.org/fhir/sid/usb"/>
    <preferred value="true"/>
    <comment
             value="USB VID (Vendor identifier) and PID (Product identifier) values"/>
  </uniqueId>
</NamingSystem>