REPROGRAPHIC SYSTEM WITH COMPONENT DECONFIGURATION CAPABILITY
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Xerox Disclosure Journal
In a reprographic system, having third party or other isolatable integral hardware subsystems, it is desirable to be able to deconfigure or isolate the subsystem at any time that a fault condition is detected with the subsystem. More extensive than simply masking the subsystem fault, deconfiguration would include disconnecting power, stopping mechanical movement within the subsystem and deleting and/or disabling communications with the faulted subsystem.