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Overview of an NI InsightCM System

NI InsightCM™ 3.1 Help

Edition Date: July 2017

Part Number: 374498D-01

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Parent Topic: NI InsightCM Server Configuration and Monitoring Help

NI InsightCM is a software solution for online monitoring to be used with NI monitoring hardware. The following illustration shows a simplified view of an NI InsightCM system.

NI InsightCM Server
The software running on a server machine that manages devices, stores and indexes data, and enforces the system configuration settings applied in the NI InsightCM web application.

NI InsightCM web application
The browser-based tool for configuring the NI InsightCM Server and monitoring devices and visualizing data. Hosted by the server machine and accessible from computers on the same network.

NI Monitoring Systems
NI Monitoring Devices, such as Monitoring Systems (CMS) and Motor Current Signature Analysis (MCSA) systems, continuously acquire data from equipment and log data to files when initiated by one of several types of triggers. These CompactRIO-based systems are bundles of hardware and software that includes the following components and features:
  • CompactRIO controller and chassis
  • NI C Series I/O modules installed in the chassis
  • Pre-installed NI InsightCM software
  • Network configuration via USB drive

Corporate Servers (Optional)
The NI InsightCM Enterprise Gateway option integrates NI InsightCM with third-party data historian software. NI InsightCM writes values, such as calculated features and spectral bands from sensor data, using the OPC UA protocol or directly to the OSIsoft PI System server.


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