UPTIME INSTITUTE SYMPOSIUM – NEW YORK, New York. – April 14, 2009 –EDSA Micro Corp. (www.edsa.com), and OSIsoft, Inc. (www.osisoft.com) today announced that they have completed and validated the technical integration between EDSA’s Paladin® power analytics platform, and OSIsoft’s PI System™ for high-performance data integration in a live customer environment.

The completed solution is being deployed in an undisclosed customer’s facility by EDSA’s European partner, Unitech Power Systems of Stavanger, Norway, on a free-standing, operationally autonomous, offshore oil platform located in the North Sea. Effectively a “data center that drills,” it is a completely self-sustaining “microgrid” with electrically-controlled drilling, process control, stabilization, communications, and environmental systems that can fluctuate dramatically, depending on weather, currents, and other factors. It is equally applicable to data centers, network operations centers, power grids, and other mission-critical facilities where power problems could have costly or catastrophic consequences.

Technology Overview
Together, the combined EDSA-OSIsoft solution gives customers the means to capture, aggregate and expertly assess all of the operational complexities occurring in real-time throughout their electrical power infrastructure. In the case of EDSA, its Paladin family of power systems applications serves two vital purposes:

  • Paladin® DesignBase™is the industry’s most powerful and productive CAD modeler for the design, simulation, and analysis phase. It helps to ensure that a power system is “Perfect on Paper” before construction, by validating operational system performance at both the micro- and macro-levels.
  • Paladin® Live™ takes the DesignBase model and enables it to be re-deployed in “live” mode, so it can continually probe for deviations between the “as-designed” system specifications and actual operating parameters. The instant the slightest deviations are detected, they are rigorously diagnosed… alerting facility staff to the nature of potential problems that could ensue, and their resolution.

OSIsoft’s PI System brings all operational data into a single system that can deliver it to users at all levels of the company, from the plant floor to the enterprise level. It keeps business-critical data always online and available in a specialized time-series database by:

  • Gathering event-driven data, in real-time, from multiple sources across the plant and/or enterprise
  • Applying advanced analytical calculations and business rules to contextualize and analyze this data
  • Configuring smart and thin client tools to distribute and visualize knowledge/ information to display critical operational metrics and integrate the user experience across different roles within the enterprise.

 

Together, the two technologies ensure that important data does not escape notice, and that all data are expertly assessed and actioned to identify both impending problems and opportunities for system enhancement.

“With today’s announcement, EDSA and OSIsoft are proving that what many vendors call their ‘Next Generation’ technology we are deploying today,” said Mark A. Ascolese, Chairman & CEO of EDSA. “We are very pleased and impressed with the efforts shown by our friends at OSIsoft, and we would like to thank our mutual customer for their technological vision… and their commitment to bringing this exciting new technology to bear.”

”We at OSIsoft are very excited that EDSA has chosen to join our vCampus Partner Program to leverage the PI System infrastructure to connect the data found in the Paladin Live environment,” said John J. O’Shea Senior Vice President OSIsoft Inc. “By integrating these two technologies and leveraging the power of the PI System, this collaboration allows customers to access large amounts of power systems information in real-time, while maintaining a complete data history, enabling clear understanding of the reliability, capacity, energy efficiency, and system health of the electrical power infrastructure at all levels of the enterprise.”

About EDSA Micro Corporation
EDSA develops software solutions for the computer-aided design, modeling, real-time analysis, energy management, and preventative maintenance of complex electrical power systems. For more than 25 years, the Company’s Paladin® software products have been used in thousands of commercial, industrial, governmental, and military applications worldwide, to protect more than $100 billion in customer assets, while reducing their energy consumption. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., the Company maintains sales, distribution, and support offices around the world. For more information about EDSA and its products, visit www.edsa.com.

 

About OSIsoft
For over 25 years the PI System created by OSIsoft—installed at more than 14,000 sites around the world— has enabled users to derive significant business value from manufacturing and operational data. The OSIsoft PI System empowers business in real time by delivering information wherever and whenever it is needed to make good decisions. It functions as an enterprise infrastructure to enable a consistent view of plants and to leverage information for a competitive advantage. In sectors as varied as the process industries, energy, utilities, life sciences, data centers and manufacturing, PI users rely on it to manage assets, mitigate risks, improve processes, drive innovation and make business decisions. Founded in 1980, OSIsoft, Inc. is headquartered in San Leandro, Calif., with operations worldwide and is privately held. Learn more about OSIsoft and the PI System at www.osisoft.com.

 

EDSA, Paladin, and Power Analytics are trademarks of EDSA Micro Corporation.

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