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Initial Architecture and Planning
If you just purchased a PI System or you need to expand the one you have, get started on the right foot with a system designed by someone with 25 years of experience.
Installation and Upgrades
There are many factors that go into a successful deployment or major upgrade of a PI System. I can help with everything from specifying suitable hardware to discussing security options and best practices.
Rearchitecting and Upgrading
The business landscape changes constantly. Business units are bought and sold, operations are consolidated, and workforces change. If you find yourself with a heterogeneous environment in need of a redesign, choose someone with a proved track record and the necessary experience to properly architect and implement the project.
New Initiatives and Capabilities
The OSIsoft PI System has many newer capabilities. Whether you want to start using the asset-based approach, want to start adding analytics to your system, or need to integrate PI data into your other systems, you need someone who understands how it all fits together.
Enable Your No-Code Engineers
It is important to give your talented engineers the data tools that they need to fully leverage their knowledge. PI AF provides point-and-click tools to do just that, but most companies are not taking full advantage of this. Left to their own devices, engineers often default to using the tools that they already know like Excel. Unfortunately, this relegates them to manual data manipulation. Train your engineers to take full advantage of AF and put them on the path to developing automated solutions that continue to work in the background as they look for the next opportunity to improve your processes.
Data Architecture Development
The PI Asset Framework allows you to arrange and extend your data. If you are just getting started, it can be a bit overwhelming. It helps to have an experienced Data Architect on the team who is already familiar with the PI System and other typical applications used in industrial settings.
Recent Aveva OSIsoft PI System Posts
For those of us working in the PI world for the past couple of decades, we were Industry 3.5. We were the ones who broke up the silos and made process data available across the enterprise. We bridged the divide between the Information Technology world (IT) and the Operational Technology World (OT). By installing interfaces…
Traditional PI Clients We all know the traditional PI client applications of Processbook, DataLink, and the newer PI Vision. These applications allow users access to PI data for visualization and analysis. While you can program inside these client applications, they do not provide general purpose programmatic access to PI. Integrating PI data with other…
My previous post about .NET 5 leads me to another suggestion. The Asset Framework needs a modern web-based client. As anyone who uses the fat-client PI System Explorer knows, keeping everyone up to date can be challenging. The PI System Explorer, or PSE for short, is a powerful editor with a lot of smarts built…
The Asset Framework uses the Windows Communication Foundation, WCF, for communication with clients. WCF was an excellent choice when OSIsoft initially developed AF as it facilitated integrated Windows authentication, encryption, and other features that made building a modern API easier. The AF SDK is a .Net assembly for developing applications for AF. The AF SDK…
Aveva’s (acquired OSIsoft) Asset Framework features attributes to specify the location of an asset. Adding a built-in timezone attribute is a missing component that would help several use cases. Many AF Servers contain elements located in different timezones. This would allow: Analysis calculations to be triggered from the element’s local time. This is useful when…