02. FIDE Compliant Electronic Chess Equipment
FIDE COMPLIANT ELECTRONIC CHESS EQUIPMENT
Approved by FIDE Council on 04/08/2022
Applied from 1st September, 2022
1. Endorsement Procedure
1.1 The FIDE Technical Commission (TEC) shall be responsible for administering the process of determining whether or not electronic chess equipment is Compliant.
1.2 The manufacturer or authorised representative of the manufacturer (hereafter “manufacturer”) of the electronic chess boards provides it in full working condition (hereafter “equipment”). The manufacturer is requested to fill in the Product information and Specifications document before submitting the product for testing to FIDE.
1.3 FIDE accepts equipment for testing if “Product information and Specifications document” contains all functionality marked as “Required” for the equipment.
1.4 The manufacturer should provide not less than 6 sets of equipment to be tested simultaneously.
1.5 Equipment for testing should be provided with working software to control and manage the equipment.
1.6 Equipment for testing should be provided with full operating manual in English in printed or electronic form.
1.7 The manufacturer is taking responsibility and financial obligation to provide transportation of the tested equipment to a specific test location and its return back to manufacturer after the test not depending on the result of the test.
1.8 The manufacturer is responsible for all financial costs required to complete the testing procedure.
2. Requirements for the Test
2.1 The electronic equipment should comply with the FIDE Laws of Chess, and where applicable, the Standards of Chess Equipment.
2.2 Equipment should provide stable functionality reported by the manufacturer of the equipment in its documentation throughout the whole testing period.
3. Testing Procedure
3.1 TEC will appoint at least one person to test the product seeking Compliancy.
3.2 The testing procedure consists of checking the Product information and Specifications document for documented functionality and actual functionality of the equipment.
3.3 Functionality is checked with an operations check either in conditions of the test or real chess tournament. The testing procedure can be stopped if an operational failure of one of the functions prevents further testing of the reported functions.
3.4 The manufacturer can participate in testing procedures and provide necessary technical and informational support requested by FIDE.
4. Test Completion
4.1 Testing is considered to be complete after the check of all reported functionality of the equipment and filling the Testing Report with the result and comments and signed by the testing official.
4.2 The Technical Commission will determine whether or not the product will be Compliant.
5. Testing Reports
5.1 Testing Report for Electronic Clocks
5.2 Testing Report for Electronic Scoresheets