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The ProtocolType ObjectType and its subtypes are used to specify a specific communication (e.g. FieldBus) protocol that is supported by a Device (respectively by its ConnectionPoint) or Network. The BrowseName of each instance of a ProtocolType shall define the Communication Profile (see Figure 21).

Figure 21 shows the ProtocolType including some specific types and instances that represent Communication Profiles of that type. It is formally defined in Table 36.

readme_files/image023.png Figure 21 – Example of a ProtocolType hierarchy with instances that represent specific communication profiles

Table 36 – ProtocolType definition

Attribute Value
BrowseName ProtocolType
IsAbstract False

Subtype of the BaseObjectType defined in OPC 10000-5

References NodeClass BrowseName DataType TypeDefinition ModellingRule

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