2017 - Users Conference - San Francisco - Industrial IT
Fewer Wires, More Data: Harnessing New Technology at the Network Edge
RtTech is working in the Industrial IoT space connecting wireless sensors using industrial edge devices to OSIsoft’s PI System. RtTech currently has a successful project deployed at JDI, harnessing the scalable IIoT solution to allow the team at JDI to connect more assets to their existing PI system. By leveraging the existing system, JDI is able to avoid the large costs associated with a 'rip and replace' approach to implementing new software.
RtTech has developed an embedded data connector that allows for easy edge deployment and high connectivity for the PI System. The embedded data connector allows for the collection of data using the IIoT MQTT protocol and OSISoft’s WebAPI. This new IIoT connector has several features that makes it attractive to connect devices that traditionally would not be connected.
1. It is Linux and Windows based,
2. It is OPC UA certified,
3. It provides n-way fail-over,
4. It provides local buffering,
5. It allows for auto PI tag creation and population of data, 6. It provides a live cloud based broker,
7. It allows for Cellular data connectivity.
- Facilities & Data Centers
As President and Founder, Keith is an integral part of the development of both RtDUET and RtEMIS. By trade, Keith is a certified Professional Engineer, with a B. Eng in Electrical Engineering, as well as a B. Science and Certificate of Applied Science. Though modest regarding the achievement, Keith is also a prestigious Sexton Scholar at Dalhousie University. With over 16 years of industry and OSISoft PI experience, Keith is also a principal partner at ADM Systems Engineering, an implementation partner of RtTech. This insight helps Keith and his product development team ensure that RtTech’s products integrate the latest technical capabilities and deliver the most effective results for our customers.
Martin Davis is Vice President of Information Technology for the Moncton-based companies of J. D. Irving, Limited, which includes Irving Tissue, Irving Personal Care, Cavendish Farms, Midland Transport and Midland Courier. He has worked in IT for over 30 years and his career has included positions in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada. Martin’s experience spans global corporations and privately owned companies, and includes manufacturing, automotive, consumer goods and transportation industries.
Martin is a board member of TechImpact, the tech sector industry body for the Maritime Provinces and also a member of the advisory boards for University of New Brunswick Computer Science faculty and the Dalhousie Big Data Institute. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with Mathematics from King’s College in London, UK and has an MBA from Warwick Business School in the UK