New Partnership Will Promote Industrial IoT Protocols


Collaboration will promote interoperability and standard protocols for the industrial IoT.

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) a global organization dedicated to promoting the growth of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced it is teaming up with the IoT Acceleration Consortium (ITAC).

The two organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote the development of the IoT in various industries. The IIC said the goals of the collaboration are to prevent fragmentation to promote the digital economy, and harmonize various parts of the industrial IoT.

“Both consortiums share mutual goals and we look forward to working closely with ITAC on testbeds and research and development projects to advance the adoption of the industrial Internet,”said Dr. Richard Soley, executive director of the IIC.

Blueprints for the industrial IoT

The organizations already have several projects planned, including identifying and sharing best practices, collaborating on industrial IoT  testbeds, creating joint development opportunities, harmonizing IoT architecture to promote interoperability, and working on standardization protocols. Other projects may be announced in the future.

The ITAC’s goals are to combine the resources of government, industry and academia to develop technologies to promote the IoT. They also work on creating new business models and promoting development and standardization of IoT technologies.

The IIC is a member-supported organization dedicated to promoting the growth of the industrial IoT. They do this through ecosystem initiatives that securely connect, control and integrate assets through common architectures, interoperability, and open standards. The goal is to deliver digital transformations to industries and public infrastructure.


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