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A Network is the logical representation of wired and wireless technologies and represents the communication means for Devices that are connected to it. A Network instance is qualified by its Communication Profile components.

Figure 22 shows the type hierarchy and the NetworkType components. It is formally defined in Table 37.

readme_files/image024.png Figure 22 – NetworkType

Table 37 – NetworkType definition

Attribute Value
BrowseName NetworkType
IsAbstract False

Subtype of the BaseObjectType defined in OPC 10000-5.

References NodeClass BrowseName DataType TypeDefinition ModellingRule
HasComponent Object <ProfileIdentifier>   ProtocolType MandatoryPlaceholder
ConnectsTo Object <CPIdentifier>   ConnectionPointType OptionalPlaceholder
HasComponent Object Lock   LockingServicesType Optional

The <ProfileIdentifier> specifies the Protocol and Communication Profile that this Network is used for.

<CPIdentifier> (referenced by a ConnectsTo Reference) references the ConnectionPoint(s) that have been configured for this Network. All ConnectionPoints shall adhere to the same Protocol as the Network. See also Figure 25 for a usage example. They represent the protocol-specific access points for the connected Devices.

In addition, Networks may also support LockingServices (defined in 8.3).

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