- The digital counterpart to an entity in the analog world, e.g., a physical device, a service, etc.
- Every device is based on a template, from which it receives the majority of its content through permanent synchronization.
Note: It is possible to prevent synchronization by detaching sub-/modules in the device settings and / or by overwriting inherited template content with device-specific information.
- Devices store general information (template-specific), e.g., descriptions, manuals, etc.
- Devices store device-specific information, e.g., customer information, service history (digital service record), etc.
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