More from the OSIsoft user group meeting: 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 devicecell 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.