Point Management API Overview

Point Management is a set of processes and functions that manages CIMPLICITY points. Mechanisms are provided to define points, to distribute point data across networked systems, and to generate alarms based on pre-configured conditions. Each CIMPLICITY point is identified by a Point ID and may be either a device point or a derived point.

A device point is one whose value is associated directly with a data source such as a PLC device.

A derived point (also known as a virtual point) is a data point whose value is calculated by an arithmetic or logical expression.