Wunderlich-Malec Engineering (WM) and OSIsoft LLC released VIP Tower, an Internet of Things (IoT) gateway for the industrial and utility markets.
The VIP Tower is a software bundle that combines OSIsoft’s PI System with WM’s VIP Services software tool to create an industrial QR code that allows employees at any location – plant floors, pipelines, dams and other remote locations – complete access to maintenance records, compliance documents and near real-time data at any point while onsite for specific assets.
The combined software tool is standardized on an HPE GL20 Industrial Gateway so it is accessible from remote locations and can easily connect with multiple analytical software packages.
With VIP Tower, WM and OSIsoft directly address some of the most critical issues facing the global industry today, enabling a clear path for digital transformation and condition-based maintenance for industrial assets.
The VIP Tower enables industrial workers to make real-time decisions related to maintenance, compliance and other factors at the edge, connecting previously unconnected assets to boost operational visibility. Potential uses for VIP Tower include energy plants, water municipalities, remote pumps and pipelines. VIP Tower looks to improve local process efficiency, asset lifecycle management and service quality.
OSIsoft’s PI System captures high-fidelity data from sensors, manufacturing equipment and other devices and transforms it into rich, real-time insights that organizations use to reduce costs and dramatically improve worker productivity.
In developing the solution, WM and OSIsoft have also partnered with V5 Systems to integrate its V5 Portable Edge Computing Unit (PECU), a computing platform for collecting, analyzing and sharing sensor data in any outdoor area, free from the electrical grid. In remote locations, VIP Tower uses a solar panel and DC battery backup for high availability and reliability at the edge. Combining WM’s VIP Services solution and OSIsoft’s PI System with this solar- powered platform means employees can deploy the solution to access, read and contribute to the database with locally delivered independent power.
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