OSIsoft, a global leader in operational intelligence, delivers an open enterprise infrastructure to connect sensor-based data, operations, and people to enable real-time and actionable insights. As the maker of the PI System, OSIsoft empowers companies across a range of industries in activities such as exploration, extraction, production, generation, process and discrete manufacturing, distribution and services to leverage streaming data to optimize and enrich their businesses.
The PI System is the industry standard in enterprise infrastructure for management of real-time data and events. PI Interfaces connect data sources to a PI System to enable real-time access to historical and current data. Over 400 different PI interfaces are supported connecting PI systems to disparate data sources. Some interfaces enable history recovery, some simply access the history stored in third-party historians. These data sources are seamlessly interwoven into the PI System, independent of source, protocol or vendor.
Standard features of PI interfaces include buffering to multiple PI servers, intelligent data reduction (Exception Testing), single tag definition (tags configured on a PI server are synchronized to interface) as well as point by point security. Redundancy and auto point creation are also available on many interfaces.
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