New Framework Tackles IoT Interoperability

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The Industrial Internet Consortium has released the Industrial Connectivity Framework, which is designed to allow IIoT system and hardware architects to evaluate connectivity technologies for their products and services.

The connectivity framework seeks to enable interoperability between previously isolated components and systems while accelerating development of new applications.

“As the Industrial Internet of Things continues to evolve, a common connectivity architecture is critical in enabling the seamless data sharing required to unlock the potential of the IIoT,” said Dr. Rajive Joshi, principal solution architect at RTI an co-chair of the IIC Connectivity Task Group. “The IICF provides this common architecture, clarifying the connectivity stack and defining criteria for core connectivity standards. The framework provides the roadmap IoT practitioners and system architects need to navigate the complex IIoT connectivity landscape.”

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The IICF provides a template for assessment of any connectivity technology so it can be placed in the correct place on the IIoT connectivity stack. It defines a connectivity architecture for horizontal interoperability and establishes criteria for core standards. Its goal is to create a market pathway for of core gateways and connectivity gateways to create more choices and available applications for IIoT system developers.

For more information about the IICF and a free download, click here.

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