• Our IIoT Strategy Connects You With New Sensors On Remote, Mobile and Legacy Assets

  • Your Opportunity - Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

    OSIsoft is connecting people with data in ways that were physically or economically unrealistic before. Collecting data from remote assets is simpler and more economically feasible than ever. Innovative sensor technology, ubiquitous network connectivity, falling compute and storage costs—together they’re knocking down the barriers to gaining visibility into the health of your assets. Asset location almost doesn’t matter. OSIsoft’s IIoT focus is to extend the PI System data infrastructure to reach wherever your assets live.

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  • Avoid IIoT Disasters By Taking a Strategic Approach

    We understand the excitement around IIoT. Today’s IIoT solutions can solve operational and business problems that have hampered companies for years. But not every IIoT approach is problem-free.

    IIoT disasters can include:

    1. Data silos: collecting data into asset or solution-specific applications limits your view of enterprise performance; such silos are hard integrate with other systems
    2. No data ownership: time series data resides with the collection company
    3. Missing, or poor, data context:  lack of metadata makes it difficult for end users to find and consume data
    4. Poor data quality due to unpredictable network connectivity
    5. Increased bandwidth consumption: raw data sent from remote locations means higher bandwidth costs and lower availability

    Our IIoT approach enables you to:

    1. Maintain one version of the truth for your time series data and easily integrate it with other systems; the PI System is agnostic and eliminates silos
    2. Own and control your time series data
    3. See the data context by automatically collecting source metadata that can be filtered, searched, etc.
    4. Maintain consistent data quality by buffering and/or storing data during network interruptions
    5. Optimize data communications by analyzing raw data in the field

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  • Our Technology
    Pervasive Data Collection Initiative

    Pervasive data collection, OSIsoft’s IIoT product development initiative, ensures sensor based data from distributed, remote and mobile assets like pipelines, transmission lines, drilling and mining equipment can be collected, stored, analyzed and streamed into the PI System for further aggregation, visualization, analysis and integration with existing decision workflow processes. In addition, where existing automation systems cannot accommodate new sensors, or are too costly to upgrade, OSIsoft’s pervasive data collection architecture allows new streams of sensor based data to be added to the PI System in parallel to the automation system data then aggregated with the existing automation system data and viewed through a common lens. The pervasive data collection initiative is a fully integrated software stack that contains three core elements:

    1. PI Connectors & PI Interfaces a portfolio that enables connectivity to devices through over 230 industry protocols linking a vast spectrum of devices to an enterprise.
    2. OSIsoft Message Format (OMF) a message specification from OSIsoft that shapes sensor based data so that it can be efficiently transferred and stored in the PI System. This enables customers and partners to build their own connectivity in a way that’s agnostic to operating system, programming language and device hardware.
    3. PI Systems for Edge Gateways a modular version of the PI Server specifically approved for edge gateway hardware.

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    Benefits of the PI System on Edge Gateways

    A perfect match for remote asset monitoring, OSIsoft technology running seamlessly on edge gateways.

    Edge gateways are a new class of computer hardware built with IIoT in mind. Edge gateways make it possible for OSIsoft to provide a distributed architecture where analytics and data storage can live near remote assets. Synchronizing a local data set with a central server ensures no data is lost over unreliable networks. 

    Edge gateways are more rugged and field-ready than traditional, rack mounted servers, allowing them to live near the asset. Running a PI Server near a remote asset provides advantages:

    • Data access for local decision making
    • Analytics to filter raw data and save bandwidth
    • Data storage for buffering over intermittent networks

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  • The PI System Enables IIoT in Three Simple Steps

    1. Collect

    Connect the PI System to any industrial data source—any protocol, from any manufacturer—and our technology will pull your data out.

    2. Store

    Pool your data in a centralized database—built by us from the ground up expressly for time series data—and ensure your entire organization can access and benefit from it.

    3. Deliver

    Share your data through the cloud, 3rd party application access it programmatically using the PI Web API, or push it to an external system using PI Integrators.

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  • Partners

    Your success in IIoT requires teamwork. OSIsoft Partners are ready to contribute their expertise and services to help you implement your IIoT solutions.

    See Our Partner Solutions

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  • Discover How We Have Partnered with These Companies to Develop IIoT Solution

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    National Instruments

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    Demo: A Partner-Centric IIoT Integration Example Using Off-the-Shelf Components

  • Learn More

    Time to implement an IIoT strategy? Get prepared with these resources. You can even learn how to capture data from distributed assets, then combine it with existing visualization and analytics applications.

  • Whitepaper: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies for Integrating IIoT

    Whitepaper: Connecting IIoT Assets to the PI System

    Video: IoT is Not Magical - It's What You Can Do With the Data

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