Data Collection List

This list includes the three major offerings from OSIsoft for collecting data from external data sources:
  • PI Interfaces collect data from external data sources using specific device protocols, providing real-time, fault-tolerant data to the PI System.
  • PI Connectors, similar to PI Interfaces, also collect data from sensors and control systems. They are designed to require minimal configuration and simplify the collection of data by intuitively scanning for a specific device protocol, collecting PI Points, and automatically creating a PI Asset Framework (AF) model for your asset.
  • PI Adapters enable new industrial IoT data patterns and are equipped to send data to an on-premises PI Server, up to OSIsoft Cloud Services, or through Edge Data Store. PI Adapters are supported on both Linux and Windows operating systems and can be deployed on rugged devices to monitor remote assets. 

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