The lifetime of a logical connection on an AutomationComponent may be tied to its Status (see 6.6.2), which is, in turn, tied to the reception of data or heartbeat messages. A configurable CleanupTimeout (see 6.6.2) allows the deletion of all resources allocated to a specific ConnectionEndpoint once its status indicates loss of data reception.

This revision of the specification supports logical connections that utilize the PubSub communication model and hence builds on the usage of either DataSetMessages or heartbeat messages (see OPC 10000-14).