A Profileis a named aggregation of ConformanceUnitsand other Profiles. To support a Profile, an application has to support the ConformanceUnitsand all aggregated Profiles. The definition of Profilesis an ongoing activity, in that it is expected that new Profileswill be added in the future.

An OPC UA Application will typically support multiple Profiles.

Multiple Profilesmay include the same ConformanceUnit.

Testing of a Profileconsists of testing the individual ConformanceUnitsthat comprise the Profile.

Profilesare named based on naming conventions (see 6.3for details).