Owl has been a partner with OSIsoft® for many years and supports a large number of critical infrastructure deployments that securely transfer PI System historian information out of Operational Technology (OT) networks to IT networks. The Owl PI Transfer Service (OPTS) software connector allows business users outside of the OT network segment to readily access PI System information without jeopardizing the cyber security of the OT network.
OPTS is a software module that runs on the Owl OPDS data diode platform. Via a single UDP connection, OPTS transfers PI System database records, snapshot data, historical archive data and schema definition. This provides real-time transactional data updates, access to historical information to backfill after any service interruption, the ability to build a new PI database from scratch and full support for add/modify/delete for both data and the schema. This robust capability also supports true PI to PI replication.