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  1. PI Connector for Siemens SIMATIC PCS7 relay support

    Allows customers to leverage the PI Connector relay for improved security, ease of deployment and maintenance when PI Connector for Siemens SIMATIC PCS7 is implemented in a process network with DMZ communication to the corporate network.

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  3. IEC61850 encryption

    Implement TLS encryption between the IEC61850 Connector and the target IED(s) as per TS 62351.

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  4. PI Connector for HART-IP: Remove UoM from being added to PI point "descriptor" attribute

    Currently, the connector applies the UoM to the PI point "descriptor" attribute. If I want to write in a custom descriptor, every time I restart the connector, I then need to re-edit all of the points.

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  5. PI Data Collection Manager (DCM) High Availability (HA)

    I would like to have failover or high availability for the the PI Data Collection Manager (DCM)

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  6. IEC61850 - Support connection to servers requiring custom COTP parameters (network addressing)

    The connector should be able to define all the COTP parameters to connect to IEC61850 servers.

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  7. Use DESCRIP_POINT, ANALOG for e-terraPipeline description strings

    The PI Connector for e-terraHabitat HabConnect SAMPLER pulls tag descriptions from the PNTNAM and ALGNAM records. For Oil & Gas e-terraPipeline (a.k.a. ETPL or "LMS") customers, the DESCRIP field on those records are usually left blank, or they have a very generic value. The description for new Pi Tags created by this connector should come from the individual POINT or ANALOG records instead. This information was confirmed by a GE employee as being applicable to all current ETPL/LMS customers.

    For my company, here are a couple of examples:

    DESCRIPALGNAM = "# - Interface Level - #"
    DESCRIP
    ANALOG =…

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  8. WITSML - XML in debug logs instead

    To troubleshoot data collection issues in the PI Connector for WITSML, it is often required to trace the request made by the connector and responses (XML) returned by the WITSML Server. This is currently only available when running the connector interactively. It should be logged in the Event Viewer of dedicated log files for post-mortem analysis and ease of use.

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  9. PI Connector for MQTT Sparkplug - Allow users to configure clean session flag

    I would like to be able to configure the 'clean session' flag when configuring data sources on the connector, to allow for messages to be buffered on the broker in the event that the connector is unavailable.

    Currently the connector sets the clean session flag to true, and this is not configurable.

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  10. Redfish - Allow port selection from the DCM UI

    When configuring the PI Connector for Redfish, it will default to port 443 for the target Redfish Server. Servers are commonly installed on custom ports. Currently, the port needs to be manually edited in in DataSource.config.json.

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  11. PI Connector for FANUC Focus should give a warning to users when they change the machine IP address for an existing data source.

    In the PI Connector for FANUC Focus, each data source has the IP address of the related machine specified. The "Device ID" is also part of the configuraiton. If a Device ID is not specified, the IP address is used as part of the Device ID and ends up becoming part of the AF hierarchy as well as the PI point names.

    If a user goes to change the IP address for an existing data source, and the default Device ID is being used, they will inadvertently create a second set of PI points (Duplicates, orphaning the original PI points…

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  12. Allow PI Connector for NOV WITSML to use proxy server

    Some organisations enforce connection to the external network to be made through a proxy server.

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