The BNM shall align its parameters to existing standards defined by IETF and the IEEE to allow an effortless mapping against existing network technologies. Therefore, selected DataTypes shall fit to the types used by the related managed objects of IEEE and IETF. BrowseNames of Variables and parameter sets (UA interface) are preferably derived from standardized IETF / IEEE YANG models. If no standardized YANG representation is available, MIB definitions are chosen.

The parameters of the BNM are grouped in the form of OPC UA Interfaces. Interfaces have been chosen instead of concrete ObjectTypes to define parameter sets independent of the implementation in future ObjectType hierarchies.

It is expected that a future version of the BNM will define a collection of network related ObjectTypes.