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  1. PI BACnet interface: add support for BACnet Setpoint object

    Add support for BACnet Setpoint objects in the PI BACnet interface.

    7 votes
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  2. PI Interface for OPC AE Instrument tag any attibute should work

    As now it is just Source and Area event attributes that work for the instrument tag. It should be possible for any attribute to work as a filter in instrument tag. It is not every OPC AE server that supports Source and Area.

    14 votes
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  3. Support dynamic OPC addresses

    My OPC server's items have the OPC server node name included in the itemID, for example: serverA.AB_1234.PV. I have redundant OPC servers and redundant interfaces (in failover) and would like the tags to refer to the correct OPC address including when the OPC servers fail over. Currently the workaround is to create two sets of tags, each pointing to one OPC server's itemIDs in their instrument tags and then merge the data with AF or a PE.

    3 votes
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  4. Assure changes made to any configuration of an interface are audit trailed

    We noticed that changes to the configuration of newer interfaces / connectors like
    - PI EMDVBCS interface 4.0
    - PI inbatch interface
    - PI Connector Wonderware Historian
    are no longer recorded in the PI Audit trail. (see also TechSupport Case # 937205)
    This is a compliance issue for the regulated industries.

    3 votes
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  5. DeltaV Smart Connector configurability

    Smart Connector foo DeltaV should let user configure some default attributes for tags created:
    - User should be able to define what the default point security should be
    - User should be able to decide if tags should be created as Poll or Advise

    2 votes
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  6. CA ISO Interface - Allow conversion of timestamp values (i.e. InstructionStart) from UTC to local time

    Currently, the interface does not have any means to convert timestamp values (i.e. not the actual timestamps corresponding to values), such as InstructionStart, to account for timezone differences.  Therefore, the timestamps have to be manually adjusted to account for timezone differences once it reaches the archives. 

    Having to manually adjust the timestamp causes issues further down the line, such as with PItoPI, and creates unnecessary overhead in AF to do said conversion.

    2 votes
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  7. PI Interface for IEEE C37.118 support for Analog data Signed and Unsigned 16-bit Integers

    The IEEE specification of the IEEE C37.118 protocol does not specify if analog data should be singed or unsigned for 16-bit integers. The currently the PI Interface for IEEE C37.118 represents these values as exclusively unsigned. Both types should be configurable in the interface

    2 votes
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  8. Suppress creation of an AF Element hierarchy

    As a PI Admin, I may have already created a AF Element Hierarchy corresponding to my BES or MES source data. Therefore I have no need for the interface to create a new AF Elements and I would like to suppress this completely.

    2 votes
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  9. Managing loss of connectivity - local data

    For a PI tag with a specific scan class, if no new value is collected by the PI Interface after a period of time (for example 2x the scan class) , the interface will add automaticaly the value "No Data". It will avoid the usage of a dedicated analyze for this, in the PI Server. And like that, the PI user will be aware of the issue, by using any PI Visualization tool.

    1 vote
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  10. OPC DA interface to read data for advise and polled tags at startup

    If digital tags are part of advise groups and the flag to write "Intf Shut" is enabled in the OPC DA interface, then digital tags can read "Intf Shut" for hours/days/weeks, if the value does not change after an interface restart (for example, 2 pumps on the same duty, and they are only swapped every 2-3weeks). The unused pump reads "intf Shut" until it is started.

    It would be better for the OPC interface to get new values for ALL tags after a restart, regardless of whether the value has stayed the same before and after the restart, and timestamp…

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  11. OPC DA, A&E historical recovery

    We have seen that the primary OPC interface will be connected but we don't see data coming across since the OPC server itself seems to have a problem. Since the connection is still active we won't failover to the secondary. We have to leave Notifications to look for IORATES to drop so we know we have to go and manually fail over to the secondary but this isn't good enough as we now have a data gap for the duration it takes for us to log in and failover.
     
    What if the secondary interface actually buffered a configurable amount…

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  12. Interface / Connector to the SILA Lab Equipment Standard

    Hi all,
     
    i got to know this standard:
    Standards – SiLA Rapid Integration
    This standard is a really good approach to connect various types of lab equipment. Over it it is possible to fetch for example the RPM of a mixing device, temperature of a heater etc.
    For my understanding, this screams loudly for a time series recorder with analytic options.
     
    Thanks for your support
    Thorsten

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  13. PI PerfMon interface to support ArcReplace

    Right now PerfMon only supports ArcNoReplace. PerfMon has a history of failing over if a server is unreachable. And since PerfMon only supports Hot failover, every time it fails over the new interface tries to write values that the old one already wrote. I would like to be able to specify ArcNoReplace so I don't get an error flood every time the interface fails over.

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  14. 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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  15. Remote PI ICU

    Regardless of where interface info are stored (PI Module DB or AF), it would be useful to have a remote client tool allowing administrator users to configure interfaces  like they do with tags and AF objects. Today when you have to change configuration you need to connect remotely to the interface node and that often requires a demand for permissions through firewalls (or a travel in the worst case), determining a delay of days.
    I imagine a client tool connected to the PI server only, and a future release of the PI Interface (i.e. PI OPC) detecting configuration changes while…

    15 votes
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  16. Migrate the PI ICU settings away from the PI Module Database

    PI ICU settings are currently the main reason why the PI Module Database continues to live on even the most up-to-date PI systems. Please consider migrating the PI ICU settings from the PI Module Database to the PI Asset Framework or a separate file.

    This way, PI administrators have 1 less legacy PI feature to worry about eventually migrating and 1 less legacy PI feature that they need to keep visible in PI System Management Tools.

    14 votes
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  17. Support interfaces on Windows IoT operating system

    Allow interfaces and connectors to run on the Windows IoT operating system (formerly Windows Embedded)

    21 votes
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  18. Conversion Factor with PItoPI interface

    I would like to use a Conversion Factor for some PI Points that retrieve data via PI to PI. For example, on the source server the data is in volts. I would like to convert this data to kilo volts on the destination server.

    2 votes
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  19. SNMP Interface to support using multiple types of encryption such as DES, 3DES, and AES-128 bit, AES-192 bit, and AES-256 bit.

    SNMP Interface should support using multiple types of encryption such as DES, 3DES, and AES-128 bit, AES-192 bit, and AES-256 bit.

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  20. Add an option to receive real-time data in client during buffer recovery

    Add an option to receive real-time data in the client during recovery of buffered data:

    The default behaviour of our interfaces / buffering is that after a connection failure the buffer will be flushed and data will be sent in it’s original order (which is correct behaviour). During that time, there is no view on the realtime (snapshot) data for end users.

    Customer is asking for an option to not have to wait for the ‘new’ snapshot data. 

    It is clear that this would produce many OOO events, which will influence PI Data Archive performance and most probably will influence…

    9 votes
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