The PI System

The PI System connects sensor-based data, operations and the people who rely on data to manage process efficiency, asset health, quality and resource management.

The PI System works through server-based technology and makes historical and real-time data instantly accessible to users wherever they are. As a result, you achieve end-to-end visibility across the enterprise.

See How It Works

The PI System comprises:

PI Interfaces

Data originates from numerous sources.

  • OSIsoft has developed over 400 standard interfaces to real time data sources such as OPC, RDBMS, ModBus, SCADA, OLEDB, etc.
  • PI Interfaces temporarily buffer data and then translate diverse communication protocols and collection intervals so data speak a common language.

PI Server

Machines are constantly creating more data.

  • The PI Server’s scalability means that it can:
    • Collect large volumes of sub-second data
    • Store up to 20 million streams of high fidelity data
    • Deliver hundreds of thousands of events per second to client applications
  • Provides operational context to raw data streams. An asset-based metadata layer.
  • Organizes data by asset topology so that data retrieval is more intuitive to users across the enterprise.
  • The PI Server also includes, auto-event capture, streaming, asset-based analytics, notifications and performance monitoring tools

PI Tools

People need tools to collaborate around data and information.

  • PI Client Tools address visualization and analysis needs of stakeholders across the organization and include:
    • Graphical displays
    • Automated analysis and reporting spreadsheets
    • Web-based, ad hoc trending that can be visualized on multiple devices

Learn More About the PI System

PI Basics
Details the three major components that make up the PI System

What is PI Datalink?
Overview of this Microsoft Excel add-in that enables information to go directly into a spreadsheet

Now that you have been introduced to the PI System,
learn how its capabilities can support your initiatives across several key business impacts.

Asset Health

Move from maintenance to prevention and predictability

Manage Risk & Companiance

Move from manual to digital reporting

Optimize Processes

Produce more with less

Elevate Quality

Better insight, better product and services

Improve Energy Efficiency

Empowered to understand power

Advanced Safety & Prevention

The Power of Prevention