OSI PI Client Tools
From Zymergi Support
PI Client Tools are applications that get data from the PI Server and present it to users. The core client tools from OSIsoft are:
- PI ProcessBook
- PI DataLink
- PI BatchView
Since the world has moved away from rich-clients, OSIsoft has delivered clients via Microsoft SharePoint through RtWebParts.
Connections to the PI server were once made with the PI Application Programming Interface (PI API). Since the advent of .NET, OSIsoft has migrated to the PI Software Development Kit (PI SDK). Newer version of the PI Clients use PI-SDK.
Licensing of PI Clients is evolving. With the rollout of PI Server 2010 bundle, there are multiple methods for licensing access to the PI system.