Chief Software Suite, your complete data extraction & analysis solution

Chief is a complete suite of software to help your business extract maximum value from the data within your operational technology environment.

Use Chief to gather, analyse and take action on the state of assets in your operation. Whether your operation involves SCADA, Smart Meters, Fault Recorders or Communications Devices, Chief delivers powerful insights into your assets’ performance.

The Chief Software Suite includes the following functions:

Chief Database

A high performance real-time enterprise historian to store, sort, compress & retrieve time-series data in operational & informational environments.

Attributes include:

  • Time series, (temporal) historian database.
  • Does not leverage any other database technology for its main store.
  • Capable of storing 1 million updates per second and up to 1 million individual data points.
  • Unique sorting & caching design to optimise read & write performance.
  • Redo logging to minimise data loss in event of a hardware failure.
  • In flight compression can achieve 98% reduction in disk usage & client side rendering performance.
  • Compression algorithm maintains peaks & troughs, while smoothing interpolation between points.
  • Open standard SOAP/XML API interface.
  • Includes a suite of tools for administering the system
  • Complete history online & accessible.
  • TLQ support to stop flat lining trends.
  • Hierarchical layout with Meta tags & symbolic links to provide complete data relationship flexibility.
  • Accurate to within one nanosecond, using double precision floating point value stores.
  • Server side management of datasets delivers consistent information to the desktop. No longer do customers need to embed business logic into desktop applications.
  • HA capable with shared disk (either SAN or DRBD) & cluster management software.
  • Cloud ready including SaaS option.
  • Certified to run on Red Hat Linux.
  • Chief Database holds all system configuration information.

Chief Web

A web-based user interface to chart, export, visualise & control points in real-time. Use Chief for operations and corporate reporting.

Attributes include:

  • Web 2.0 platform utilising HTML5, providing widest possible browser support.
  • Trend any point in the database, in real-time. Highly flexible and configurable. Use bookmarks to save and share trends.
  • Use the built in rendering module to save high quality chart images for reporting or display on corporate portals.
  • Template driven visualisation package produces custom animated displays.
  • Export to CSV for data analysis and manipulation via Excel.
  • Administration dashboard provides consolidated view of the health of the database.

Chief Calculator

A powerful, flexible, real-time calculation engine.

Attributes include:

  • Real-time calculation engine.
  • Powerful engine, capable of performing a very wide range of complex functions. Very extensive pre-built function library.
  • Calculations are performed in real-time, either triggered by point changes or on a periodic basis.
  • Dynamic, nested & tree structured trigger patterns possible. Drive complex outcomes with minimal development.
  • Extensive code and database caching for high-speed calculation performance.
  • Perl API included.

Chief SNMP Scanner

A SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) object collector.

Attributes include:

  • SNMP interface to periodically scan SNMP devices and save values to the database.
  • Chief Database holds all SNMP configuration.
  • Nested point data design to minimise duplication.

Chief GE PowerOn™ Fusion interface

A Real-time SCADA value & configuration interface.

Attributes include:

  • Real-time interface to publish PowerOn™ telemetered information directly into the Chief Database.
  • Component commissioned in PowerOn™ Fusion are automatically created in the Chief Database
  • Direct charting from the specific components on the PowerOn™ Fusion displays.
  • Automatic PowerOn™ Fusion hierarchy mirroring in Chief Database
  • Supports PowerOn™ Fusion HA design

Chief Silver Springs Network UIQ interface

A Smart Meter billing & power quality interface. 

Attributes include:

  • Real-time interface to publish UIQ export jobs to Chief Database.
  • Automatic point configuration inside Chief Database as new Meters come online in UIQ.
  • C1219 real-time power quality information (volts, amps, phase angles, frequencies, etc).
  • Revenue metering energy KW/h accumulated.
  • Chief Calculations to provide instantaneous measurements from accumulators.
  • Chief Web displays to provide individual metering information.

Companies who will benefit from using our technology include:

  • Transmission Network Service Providers (TNSPs)
  • Distribution Network Service Providers (DNSPs)
  • System Operators (ISOs/TSOs)
  • Energy Market Operators
  • Generation Companies/IPPs
  • Generation Retailer Companies (GenTailers)
  • Renewable Energy Generation Companies