A Technology Interface represents a point of access where technology services offered by a Node can be accessed.

A Technology Interface specifies how the technology services of a Node can be accessed by other Nodes. A Technology Interface exposes a Technology Service to the environment.

A Technology Interface specifies a kind of contract that a component realizing this interface must fulfill.

A Technology Interface may be part of a Node through composition, which means that these interfaces are provided by that Node, and can serve other Nodes. A Technology Interface can be assigned to a Technology Service, to expose that service to the environment.

The name of a Technology Interface should preferably be a noun.

Category: Technology Layer and Active structure aspect

Examples: Client software, Management Interface.