It is assumed that basic concepts of OPC UA information modelling from OPC 10000-1, OPC 10000-100 and OPC 400011 are understood in this document. This document will use these concepts to describe the OPC 40563-1 Information Model. For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in the documents referenced in the OPC Core documents, OPC 10000-1, OPC 10000-100, OPC 40001-1 and OPC 40560 apply.

Note that OPC UA terms and terms defined in this specification are italicized in the specification.