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  1. OMF Support PI Connector Relay

    Keep the OMF support in PI Connector Relay, also add the new OMF Versions to it not just only OMF 1.0. Not just leave the OMF support to the PI WebAPI. In many customer scenarios, the PI Connector relay is a much more robust solution than PI WebAPI.

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  2. Enhance the Timestamp data type to support all the formats allowed on .NET

    Use case: ISO 8601 timestamps (2019-07-08T18:48:02+00:00), would be much easier to parse with full .NET datatime format support.
    It would also allow the connector to be consistent with the dynamic timestamp formatting that follows
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/standard/base-types/custom-date-and-time-format-strings

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  3. 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.

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  4. PI Connector for Cygnet - Historical Data Recovery

    The PI Connector for Cygnet is normally used for real-time data acquisition. But, some times it becomes necessary to migrate large volumes of historical data between Cygnet and PI.

    There is a back filling application that can be used to do this, but it is currently unsupported by Osisoft. It would be best to integrate a historical data recovery functionality into the connector.

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  5. Exclude Bad values from data collection in PI Connectors

    PI connectors such as OPC UA, Wonderware and Cygnet send BAD values from the data source. We would like the option to filter these values out at the connector level such that they do not make the PI Data Archive.

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  6. PI integrated with Project Haystack tag standard. See www.project-haystack.org for more information.

    It would be very helpful if PI integrated the PI Connector with the Project Haystack tag standard. See www.project-haystack.org for more information.

    Project Haystack is an open source initiative to streamline working with data from the Internet of Things. We standardize semantic data models and web services with the goal of making it easier to unlock value from the vast quantity of data being generated by the smart devices that permeate our homes, buildings, factories, and cities. Applications include automation, control, energy, HVAC, lighting, and other environmental systems.

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  7. When a 'Bad' value is written to PI, store the actual Opc.Ua.StatusCode that is returned by the server in the logs

    Since the actual Opc.Ua.StatusCode cannot be stored directly in the PI Point (can only use SYSTEM digital states), when a 'Bad' status code is received by the connector, the actual StatusCode should be stored in the logs (verbose or information) which would help troubleshoot the source of 'Bad' without requiring to have a network trace.

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  8. Relay -> Relay communication

    To accomplish a dataflow in a cross domain architecture including a DMZ, and the abbility to avoid the use of a Credential Manager it would be usefull to setup connection between two PI Connector Relays (DZM domain and PIDA domain) based on AMQPS.

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  9. 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.

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  10. Native support for PI Data Archive collective

    "For Interfaces if we add a new member to the PI Collective, all other interfaces will automatically detect it, and start sending data.
    With PI Connector Relay 1.x, someone will have to remember to manually configure.

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  11. PI Connector for OPC UA Failed to populate Discovered Endpoints list

    When pressing the Discover Available Endpoints button under the following condition , it failed to populate the Discovered Endpoints list because of 501 Error:
    a. NAT configured between PI Connector for OPC UA and OPC UA Server networks b. OPC UA Server's Endpoint URL was specified with the IP address from OPC UA Server network.

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    This error occurs when NAT is involved in the network configuration. PI Connector for OPC UA should take into consideration this scenario and work as UaExpert, which can handle it without any problem.

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  12. Connector for Oasis Site

    Customer would like to be able to pull data from Oasis site (http://oasis.caiso.com). This would allow the customer to have the most current price information coming from CAISO

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  13. UFL / Generic file & web based interfaces interoperable with EDS & OCS

    Connectivity to “universal devices”; used for general purpose connectivity to many industrial devices and systems; capabilities include accessing REST Web services and parsing generic MQTT based messages.

    Interoperable with Edge Data Store (EDS) and OSIsoft Cloud Services (OCS).

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  14. PI Connector for Modbus TCP

    Develop a PI Connector for Modbus TCP. 

    Connectivity to Modbus slave devices; used for general purpose connectivity to many legacy industrial devices.

    Interoperable with Edge Data Store (EDS) and OSIsoft Cloud Services (OCS).

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  15. PI Connector for DNP3

    Connectivity to DNP3 based data sources, popular legacy standard protocol in Utilities industry.

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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.

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  18. PI Connector Relay - Add ability to retrieve cached OMF meta data like Types and Containers

    As an OMF application developer it will be very useful to have the ability to retrieve and have a look at the already created and cached OMF meta data like Types and Containers.

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  19. IEC61850 encryption

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

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  20. Add support to the PI Connector Relay to support OMF Delete and Update actions

    The OMF specification outlines that delete and update messages are included within the specification, but those capabilities are not yet included in the PI Connector Relay. It'd be great to be able to delete or update previously created AF Elements or Types--for example, in the case where an edge device is upgraded to include a new sensor feed, which now needs to be appended to the existing AF Element Template created for that edge device.

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