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  1. Apply the Connector Relay to IEC 60870-5-104 Connector

    Adding the Relay and the DCM framework to the "legacy"IEC 104 Connector in order to improve the architecture management and security

    22 votes
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  2. Reduce Number of Point Sources for PI Connector for PI System Health

    PI Connector for PI System Health creates a LOT of different point sources for the Pi points it creates on the Data Archive. Some customer may prefer to not have so many point sources show up for one interface/connector. Adding a method to reduce/condense point sources pre-point creation would eliminate to need to edit the point sources manually afterwards.

    14 votes
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  3. Illegal character handling in PI Connectors - AF element

    Update to the Wonderware and UFL connector to handle illegal char only changes the PI tag. The AF still updated with the original char change. (i.e. \ to %19i). The AF element need to match the PI tag name and need done for all connectors.

    9 votes
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  4. PI Connector for Modbus TCP - include option to configure response data byte size by register type.

    Certain RTUs limit the number of Boolean/Discrete values they return independently of the number of floats they return. The PI Connector for Modbus has a configuration option for “Maximum Response Data Bytes” but it applies to all register types. Enhance the maximum response data byte size configuration to provide an option to configure the max byte size by register type.

    7 votes
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  5. Collect units of measure and description from Siemens Simatic PCS 7

    Support collecting units and description from the Siemens Simatic PCS 7 system and writing them to the AF attribute and the PI Point attributes.

    7 votes
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  6. Setting of parameters k and w for IEC 60870-5-104

    Parameters k (Maximum number of outstanding I format APDUs) and w, cannot be adjusted, while vendors recommend customers to set it to k=12 and w=8

    6 votes
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  7. Adjust GE e-terraHabitat Connector to support e-terraPipeline systems

    The Pi Connector for GE e-terraHabitat systems was apparently only written to support GE's Electrical SCADA systems (EMS/DMS) that are based on e-terraHabitat. They also have Oil & Gas Pipeline SCADA systems, also based on e-terraHabitat, known as "ETPL" (e-terraPipeline), which have a slightly different record structure for POINT and ANALOG records. Both expose their data via GE's SAMPLER technology, which at a basic level works the same for both types of SCADA systems, the difference is in the record structure related to POINTS and ANALOGS that is slightly different for each system.

    The existing Pi Connector would need a…

    5 votes
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  8. Discrimnate meta data changes of source items picked by PI Connector for IEC 60870-5-104

    We would like to discrimnate when the meta data around the data item changes on the source. The digital states related to it, the description, etc. If these change, the connector will change them on our PI server.

    Currently PI Data Archive.does not discriminate it just blows away the current configuration and reloads everything from the source overwritting our custom changes.

    4 votes
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  9. Enable child Event Frames for Alarms and Conditions from PI Connector for Siemens Simatic PCS 7

    Would like to see states of alarms captured as child Event Frames of the parent alarm Event Frame that is currently created. Today this data is only captured in tags.

    4 votes
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  10. Option to set Client_ID parameters in MQTT SparkPlug Connector.

    We need to have an option to set the Client ID parameter.
    We need an option to set the starting set of the characters of the parameter to have the possibility to use the fixed text "cva::" before a random number.
    Thanks

    3 votes
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  11. Failover for e-terrahabitat

    I would like to be able to configure two identical instances of the e-terrahabitat connector on different computers, only one of which collects data from habitat at any given time. In the event that the primary instance or the machine that hosts it fail, the backup instance must begin collecting and sending data with minimal loss.

    3 votes
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  12. 2 votes
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  13. Build native connectivity to Roche Diagnostics QC systems

    Roche Diagnostics has built a suit of quality control devices (CEDEX Analyzers) for process control in bio-processing. It would be very important for the business to create in collaboration with Roche Diagnostics a native PI Connector.

    2 votes
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  14. PI Connector for MQTT - Support Backwards Compatibility

    Need the ability for PI Connector for MQTT Sparkplug to support MQTT brokers/servers that are < v3.1.1, specifically v3.1

    2 votes
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  15. PI Connector for Siemens SIMATIC PCS7 Alarm and Conditions backfilling support

    In case of an interruption, the PI Connector has the current capability of backfilling any tag data from the source OpenPCS 7 system.

    Condition data leading to PI Event Frame creation from the connector should also support similar backfilling capability to avoid data loss.

    2 votes
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  16. 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.

    2 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  18. IEC61850 encryption

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

    2 votes
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  19. 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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  20. PI Connector for HART-IP / Support SECURE data transfer

    I work with an global oil and gas company who is interested in collecting data using the PI Connector for HART-IP but their IT requires them to utilize SECURE data transfer.

    The current connector only utilizes STANDARD data transfer.

    The lack of this feature is prohibitive to collecting data from a large set of assets and potentially using an optimized PI System architecture.

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