The CiA 412 profiles specify the CANopen interface for automatic X-ray collimators (part 2) as well as for dose measurement systems (part 6). Profiles for X-ray generators (part 3), patient tables (part 4), and X-ray stands (part 5) are also under development. Using standardized CANopen interfaces, device manufacturers may supply diverse markets with medical devices implementing the same electronic interface according to CiA 412 and can simply vary the appropriate application software. A system designer may choose between CANopen devices from different manufacturers implementing the same profile-compliant functionality. For development, analysis, and maintenance of the devices, off-the-shelf CANopen tools can be used.