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  1. Name support in BACnet Network Discovery Tool

    Can you remove the restriction to use only an IP address in the BACnet Network Discovery Tool?  The interface will correctly load and poll tags to a network device referenced by name instead of IP, however the Discovery Tool has the limitation of being IP only.

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  2. Offset timestamps send by  PI Interface for  Environmental Systems Corp StackVision

    Please allow the option to offset data sent by the interface. This will enhance the ability to compare time stamps between data sources and the PI Server  in different timezones.

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  3. DNP3: add functionality to allow outputs

    DNP3 - add functionality to allow outputs for binary and possibly other object groups/variations.

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  4. Always use arc_append when archiving data using SIPowerTG interface

    This is the interface from the Siemens Power TG EMS system. The problem is with the saving of Alarm and Event text messages. There are instances when the data files are produced out of order. When data is sent out of order the interface seems to go into arc_noreplace mode and our data is lost.
    To store Alarm and Event messages, the duplicate record check is turned off so there is no way to overwrite data, therefore the arc_noreplace is a meaningless protection. Data will never be over written.

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  5. When Citect Interface loses connection to a device, throttle errors relating to failed tag reads

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    The interface will log an entry to the message log for every tag that it can't source data for. This is fine for a small number of tags that have not been able to read data from Citect. However, when a Citect Unit (eg PLC) goes offline and there are thousands of tags assigned to that unit, every single tag that is scanned is logged with the same message generating thousands and at times hundreds of thousands of log entries in a short time frame, eg every second. This results in a very, very large log…

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  6. OPC HDA Interface: Add a health digital tag for each scan class to indicate when HR is occurring versus realtime for that scan class

    Add health digital tags for each scan class to indicate when HR is occurring versus realtime for that scan class. This would indicate when the interface is performing HR for the scan class and when it switches to realtime collection.

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  7. PI PerfMon tags to support Timestamp DataType

    There are some performance counters that are Date and Time based.

    PI PerfMon tags have to be configured as Float32 or Int32 and at PI AF it has to be converted by using PI Analysis or Formulas. Would be easier to configure, maintenance and to build reports if there is a direct way.

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  8. Emerson Ovation Interface: Enable the extraction of the full 32-bit overpacked digital tag as opposed to the now max of 16-bit

    Customer would like to extract the full 32-bit overpacked digital tag into an int32 pi point.

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  9. DNP3: Add slave functionality

    DNP3 - add slave functionality. Currently, interface can only act as master station.

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