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Visual KPI Plug-In for Manufacturing Control Network (MCN) Health Monitor Delivers On-Demand Access to IT Performance Data

Transpara Corporation and OSIsoft today announced Visual KPI MCN Quick Start, a joint technology solution for mobile monitoring of IT infrastructure performance data. Transpara’s Visual KPI plug-in for OSIsoft’s Manufacturing Control Network (MCN) Health Monitor enables process manufacturing customers to detect IT performance issues from any handheld or desktop web browser. Visual KPI delivers business-critical operating data to any mobile device—cell phone, PDA or SmartPhone—enabling timely incident resolution, increased uptime and process efficiency with on-demand access to IT performance data stored in a PI Server

“Continuous monitoring of IT systems and advanced notification of potential infrastructure anomalies are critical to the success of a process manufacturing organization,” said Martin Otterson, Director, Sales & Business Development – Data Center and IT Solutions Group at OSIsoft. “By offering handheld, mobile and browser-based access to MCN Health Monitor, Visual KPI extends the already-significant value derived from MCN alone, providing customers with timely access to powerful decision support data.”

MCN Health Monitor extends the OSIsoft PI System enterprise data historian capabilities to IT asset monitoring, offering an additional layer of functionality that detects potential issues to performance, network problems and network bottlenecks within the manufacturing IT infrastructure. A set of templates for KPIs, Scorecards and Views allows for fast deployment of Visual KPI with existing MCN Health Monitor customers and delivers ROI that can be measured in days. Visual KPI MCN Quick Start is available immediately.

About OSIsoft
OSIsoft ( delivers the PI System, the industry standard in enterprise historians, as the core of its real-time infrastructure platform. A global base of more than 11,000 installations across manufacturing, energy, utilities, life sciences and other process industries relies upon the OSIsoft PI System to safeguard data and deliver enterprise-wide visibility into operational health in order to manage assets, mitigate risks, and identify new market opportunities. Founded in 1980, OSIsoft, Inc. is headquartered in San Leandro, Calif., with operations worldwide and is privately held.

About Transpara Corporation
Transpara’s Visual KPI establishes corporate transparency throughout the enterprise with mobile, composite Key Performance Indicator (KPI) software. The only manufacturing intelligence software that integrates operations information from any combination of existing data sources, Visual KPI provides mobile professionals in the process and utility industries with real-time asset and operating data on any handheld, cell phone or desktop web browser. Transpara ensures that responsible parties throughout the organization and supply chain, from technicians and plant floor managers to executives, have on-demand access to business-sensitive information, enabling stakeholders to quickly and easily create and distribute KPIs in order to monitor their entire asset base. With Transpara, customers improve operations performance, while reducing operating costs and lowering business risk. Transpara is headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif. Visit for more information.

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