RTI Asset ID Manager

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LiveData Utilities RTI Asset ID Manager (RTI AIM) allows grid operators to automatically keep OMS, SCADA, and RTI Server systems up to date with new devices soon after they are installed. When using RTI Asset ID Manager, adding new devices to your grid no longer involves manual registration of new devices in your SCADA, GIS, and Outage Management System (OMS). 

RTI Asset ID Manager coordinates the loading of configurations across various OT (Operations Technology) management systems and ensures that all of your systems remain synchronized. With RTI Asset ID Manager, add a new data point to your SCADA system1 and to your OMS, and the measurement will be automatically connected from the SCADA system through the RTI Server to your OMS. RTI Asset ID Manager simplifies management of your smart grid by automatically generating measurement tables for your OMS, batch files for the RTI Server, and exception reports when anomalies occur. RTI Asset ID Manager eliminates the need for manual file manipulation to maintain associations between SCADA and Outage Management System when using RTI Server.

Benefits of using RTI Asset ID Manager include:
  • Devices are automatically linked between your OMS, SCADA system and RTI Server
  • Eliminate the need to manually reconcile SCADA, OMS and RTI tags and data points
  • Reduce work load for those managing Oracle NMS or CGI OMS systems
  • Minimize chances for human error
  • Increase operational efficiency by automating relationship management between SCADA and NMS

RTI Asset ID Manager manages data point definitions between SCADA, RTI Server, and Oracle Utilities or CGI OMS – automating the necessary steps to generate and load OMS SQL tables and RTI Server batch files. RTI Asset ID Manager generates exception reports for definition mismatches across systems and can be run in fully automatic or human assisted mode. Human assisted mode allows operators to check each step of the asset ID generation process.  

Maintain Synchronization across SCADA and OMS

When new devices are brought online, RTI Asset ID Manager automatically configures RTI Server and your NMS to incorporate new devices.

Simplify System and Application Relationships

RTI Asset ID Manager automates the maintenance of relationships among SCADA, OMS, and field devices, and documents anomalies by automatically producing exception reports. By monitoring configurations for tag changes or new devices, Asset ID Manager is able to eliminate the need for operators to manually updates files on OMS, RTI Server, and SCADA systems.

Automate Configuration of NMS

In instances where a rich naming scheme is employed for SCADA data points, RTI Asset ID Manager[1] is able to query the SCADA system via ICCP to automatically configure measurements in Oracle and CGI NMS systems without needing to push data translation files between systems.

 

How It Works

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RTI Asset ID Manager’s flexible architecture can accommodate a wide range of data point naming schemes and system architectures.
 
Step 1: In many system architectures*, new devices are first registered in the GIS system and then new SCADA data point files are generated and sent to the SCADA system.
 
Steps 2 & 3: With typical SCADA systems, RTI Asset ID Manager (via RTI Server) can read a list of all ICCP SCADA data points. 
 
Step 4: In organizations that encode OMS measurement lookups into their SCADA data point names, RTI Asset ID Manager uses the SCADA list of ICCP data points to update your OMS measurements.
 
Step 5: RTI Asset ID Manager creates new RTI batch files, which it then sends to RTI Server.
 
*Step 1 (Alternate): Some SCADA systems do not support automatic ICCP interrogation of ICCP data points. In this case a list of SCADA data points is typically transferred from the GIS to RTI Asset ID Manager using a flat file, XML, database or similar shared filesystems or web/http/soap, and RTI Asset ID Manager uses this information to complete the automated data point and OMS measurement load process.

 

 

 

 

1Not all SCADA systems support this feature