The WITS-DNP3 Application Notes state:
The WITS group will define the device manufacturer names that are used by each vendor. This is to ensure that compliant Master Stations can easily determine the Field Device type in cases where different manufacturers have chosen similar product names for their hardware. Vendors wishing to be WITS compliant will need to apply to the WITS group for their unique vendor name string with a maximum of 8 characters.
The rules […]