2003 - User Conference
PI on a Mini-PC – Remote Data Collection with Intelligence!
OSIsoft and Industrial Evolution have worked together to deploy a full PI System on a mini-PC for remote data collection. A mini-PC – the size of a few CD’s – loaded with PI and Windows 2000 collects real-time data directly from field measurement devices and PI-to-PI transfers the real-time data to a central PI System every minute. Details of the mini-PC deployment are given, including the use of either telephone or high-speed connection for the no-cost transfer of unlimited data across Virtual Private Network (VPN). Install costs and application of the mini-PC approach are presented, including ideas for use in your operation.
Roland Heersink & Gene Sullivan
Roland was the CEO and co-founder of Industrial Evolution. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta, and a graduate degree in Chemical Engineering with a specialization in Computer Science from the California Institute of Technology, USA. His early career was with Nova Chemicals and Amoco Oil (now BP), followed by a range of technical and management positions at Profimatics and then Honeywell.
Gene Sullivan is the Director of Sales for Inventory Monitoring Services at ChemLogix. He graduated from Indiana University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public and Environmental Affairs. The first ten years of his working career was with Ashland in both their Chemicals and Valvoline Oil divisions, followed by several years at GATX, where he was the Business Development Manager for Liquid Logistics. He then moved with the separation of Inventory Management business from GATX into ChemLogix.