2018 - PI World - San Francisco - Food & Beverage and Life Sciences
Handling Dynamic Infrastructures and Visual Analytics
The session will introduce a use case where the PI System is used for environmental monitoring in a new research building in Basel, with flexible modular room layouts. Rooms are put together on the fly from cells, and event frames are used to represent the current room layout. There are no fixed visualization displays. Visualizations on wall panels and in the browser are all created automatically based on the dynamic information from the PI System. Visual Analytics are a development of Roche. The system allows to visualize any data and map it on a three dimensional interactive model. In the current project stage the layers "Environmental Monitoring" and "Equipment Tracking" are implemented. As one Data Source for the solution PI interacts with a BIM Plattform connected over the PI to Web Interface.
Starting his IT Career with a background in Telecommunications Engineering, Thorsten Ulbricht began to plan, engineer and operate complex IT infrastructures in the late 90s.
In 2010, Thorsten got involved in a growing amount of projects within the pharmaceutical industry.
Since 2015, he has been the TPM on a project that monitors environments in a highly flexible architectural setup. In addition to the pure monitoring, also the approximation of the dynamic environmental setup and the dynamic visualization of data is in scope of this project.
Asked what he is doing for a living, Thorsten always will answer: Whatever it takes!
Philipp Sutter has an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and spent most of his professional life in the pharmaceutical industry. He is the owner of OctaveSoft GmbH in Basel, Switzerland. With more than 20 years of PI System experience, he has been involved internationally in various PI System implementations, upgrades, mergers, as well as the implementation of standard and custom interfaces and tools around the PI System infrastructure. He is a long time member of the vCampus and PI Square community, and a PI System champion. He is involved every day in helping his customers gain the most value out of their PI Systems.
Piero Steinger has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Brugg. He worked in various industries as technical supporter, system administrator and system integrator managing complex IT infrastructure. His work is ranging from implementing PI environments to creating custom desktop and web applications interfacing with the PI System to fulfill the business needs.