IIC and Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association Sign Agreement

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The Industrial Internet Consortium and MES will work together to align efforts to maximize interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the industrial internet.

Industrial Internet of Things The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an organization dedicated to transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) have signed a memoranda of understanding to work together to advance their shared IIoT interests.

Together, the two organizations will work to promote interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the industrial Internet.

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“We look forward to working with the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Enterprise Association,” said Wael William Diab, IIC Chair of the Liaison Working Group. “Within the manufacturing vertical, industrial analytics and asset intelligence systems enable manufacturers to realize the value of their industrial IoT systems by analyzing and acting on data to increase asset reliability and availability and reduce maintenance. Collaborating on industrial analytics and asset performance management will help to further advance industrial IoT in manufacturing environments.”

According to their announcement, joint activities will include the following:

  • Identifying and sharing IIoT best practices.
  • Realizing interoperability by harmonizing architecture and other elements.
  • Collaborating on standardization .
  • Collaboration in the areas of industrial analytics and asset performance management (APM).

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The organizations said they will meet regularly and have a joint workshop on industrial analytics planned for Q4 of this year.  The IIC Liaison Working Group is designed to be a gateway for relationships with standards and open source organizations, certification and testing bodies, and government agencies. For a list of current liaisons, click here.

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