What is ETIM?
ETIM (electro-technical information model) standardises the exchange of product data in the electrical engineering and similar sectors. ETIM is not a data exchange standard, but a descriptive data model analogous to eCl@ss, to facilitate easier comparisons between products and services in the electrical engineering sector. The main difference between it and eCl@ss is that products are assigned to an item class with no regard for hierarchy. Additionally, products in ETIM can only be described with industry-relevant attributes and values, whereas in eCl@ss, all values are available.
Rittal is an active member of ETIM’s Technical Committee 4.
Example: BMEcat 2005, ETIM 7 class model