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  1. Enhance the PI Perfmon interface to accept if the first character after the first bracket is #

    The counter path of NVidia's GPU temperature is \computername\NVIDIA GPU(#0 Quadro M4000 (id=1, NVAPI ID=1280))\Temperature C.

    Enhance the PI Perfmon interface to accept the counter path if the first character after the first bracket is a "#".

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  2. Support capture of instrumentation values, such as "voltage" in the EEAMAS interface.

    We are using this interface to capture meter attributes and measurements. However, the voltage comes in the XML files as an "instrumentation value", which is not currently supported. We would like to bring the voltage into a tag for the meter to use in PI analytics.

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  3. Allow modification of "head_end" in piscc.ini to modify naming convention for elements and tags.

    When our EEAMAS Interface was originally implemented, the HeadEnd parameter was set to "Elster", the vendor name for our meters. So all of our meters from that interface are named Elsterxxx. Elster was purchased by Honeywell, so the name no longer makes sense. We would like to change our prefix for the elements to something more generic like "MTR", since the element name is something that is exposed regularly to end users.

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  4. OPC Alarms&Events interface should allow to change fields pipe delimiter for PI points

    When using a single PI tag, the fields are delimited by the pipe (|) symbol by default.
    It would be useful to change it to another delimiter or a combination of others. There could be messages containing this pipe (|) symbol, which would make it difficult to split the fields afterwards.

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  5. Expand failover functionality in Schneider-Electric Foxboro fxbais interface

    Failover mechanism in fxbais (Schneider-Electric PI interface for Windows) doesn't lead to a failover when the primary interface node loses connection to the network (f.i. when its NIC fails). It just starts buffering and sends its data after the connection is back again.
    It keeps on updating its watchdog CALC block on IA, so no take over is initiated.
    Some applications require "near real time" data, so if it comes in a day later, it's not very useful.
    In such a case, the secondary interface node could perfectly take over the data collection.

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  6. Improve DNP3 Output performance

    Currently DNP3 outputs are done one event at a time. We could improve performance by either supporting multiple DNP messages per TCP packet or multiple analog output commands per DNP message.

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  7. Quindar interface should allow tracing of values from the data source for a specified PI point.

    The PI Interface for Quindar SCADA should have an option to log all values and timestamps from the data source (Prior to any processing by UniInt) for a specified PI point.

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  8. 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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  9. SNMP Interface outputs a .txt file that includes the SNMP devices that are timed out

    For the SNMP Interface, the suggestion would be to have the interface output a .txt file that includes the SNMP devices that have lost connection with the interface. This could be useful when there is a high volume of SNMP devices that connect to the interface.

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  10. Consistent Naming Convention for the UniInt Health Points Across Versions for the SNMP Interface

    The health point names for the Read_Only 1.6.8.1 SNMP Interface have a different naming convention than the health points for Read-Write SNMP Interface 1.5.1.306. In order to keep monitoring consistent across version upgrades, the suggestion is to keep naming convention of the health points the same across versions.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. DNP3: add functionality to allow outputs

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

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  14. 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 arcnoreplace 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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  15. When Citect Interface loses connection to a device, throttle errors relating to failed tag reads

    OSI PI Citect Interface

    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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. DNP3: Add slave functionality

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

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