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 to define parameter sets independent of the implementation in future ObjectType hierarchies. This allows these grouped parameters to be used in other Information Models independent of ObjectType hierarchies that may be found in the BNM.

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