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EMI – OSIsoft service Integrator for over 20 years

As an OSIsoft System Integrator and as a Microsoft Certified Partner, Engineering and Marketing International (EMI) is a leader in delivering advanced solutions to the process industry throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region. For over 20 years, EMI has successfully sold and implemented OSIsoft Products and Services in the MENA region insuring our customer are achieving their business goals across their various industries (Oil and Gas, Power, Water, Petrochemical, etc… ).

EMI’s core expertise resides in the various OSIsoft Product available and help our customers in fitting the various parts together. Below is a list of the various PI services provided:

PI Services

OSIsoft: Global Leader in Operational Intelligence

OSIsoft provide an open infrastructure to connect sensor-based data, operations and people to enable real-time intelligence. Its flagship product, the PI System (Plant Information), the industry standard in enterprise infrastructure for management of real-time data and event, enables businesses to capture and leverage sensor-based data across the enterprise to improve efficiency, sustainability, quality and safety.

What is the PI System?

The PI System collects, stores, and manages data from your plant or process. You connect your data sources to one or more PI Interface Nodes. The Interface Nodes get the data from your data sources and send it to the PI Server. Users get data from the PI Server and display it with client tools.

The PI system value is provided through the following 6 pillars of services:


  • PI System Design and Specification
  • Project Management, Installation and Training
  • HA implementation
  • AF and Notifications services
  • RtWebParts , Performance Server & Portal development
  • Interface Configuration
  • PI System Audit
  • Technical Support Services
  • PI System Integration with Microsoft products
  • PI System Integration with Oracle, SQL and other RDB
  • PI Integration with SAP
  • Custom applications

PI System Value

A fully integrated PI system implementation provides company benefits in every department and help in cutting cost, streamlining production, and provides an overall more efficient business solution.

Latest PI Server Releases

The Latest PI Server includes many fixes and enhancements delivering significant value in 3 major areas:

  • Scalability and Performance
  • Reliability and Resilience
  • Administration and Manageability

Scalability and Performance:

  • Collecting millions of data streams in a single PI Server or PI Collective
  • Archiving a high volume of data in real-time, or in large bursts
  • Calculating in real-time with large amounts of data
  • Connecting a large number of client applications that consume real-time updates
  • Querying large amounts of data for Business Intelligence (BI) or other analytical applications
  • Keeping thousands of historical archives online
  • Upgrading an existing system with heavy hardware resource utilization
  • Planning for a high-performance system with significant hardware requirements

Reliability and Resilience:

  • Making frequent PI Point additions, deletions, or edits during normal system operation
  • Performing frequent backups during normal system operation
  • Shifting archives frequently during normal system operation
  • Running in an environment potentially exposed to power failures
  • Minimizing downtime when applying software or security updates

Administration and Manageability:

  • Backfilling or back-calculating large amounts of data

  • Reprocessing, splitting, or merging large archive files
  • Requiring the most secure PI System
  • Managing and optimizing storage requirements

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