Computer Manufacturers and Software Groups Collaborate on IIoT


The PICMG, a consortium of companies which develop open standards, announced this week a collaborative IIoT agreement with DMTF, a software trade group.

The PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG), a consortium of companies which develop open standards, announced this week a collaborative agreement with Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), a software trade group, on Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) standards. PICMG will work with DMTF on the specifications for the Redfish API. It aims to create a meta-data model for IIoT and will create Redfish extensions for IIoT deployments.

Both organizations believe the collaboration will lead to quicker IIoT adoption across the industry.

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“The collaboration with DMTF allows us to accelerate the adoption of IIoT with efficient development of relevant open standards and design guidelines,” said Jessica Isquith, president of PICMG. “Working together, our two organizations will extend DMTF’s Redfish as a standard API to support IoT devices for industrial automation.”

It is DMTF second strategic alliance in the past two months. On May 1, DMTF announced it would be coordinating standards in SSD storage devices with the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and NVM Express.

“DMTF welcomes extensions from its Alliance Partners and OEMs to Redfish, our standard API designed to deliver simple and secure management for converged, hybrid IT and the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC),” said Jeff Hilland, president, DMTF. “We’re pleased to be working with PICMG in the IIoT space to further unify the industry around the Redfish API.”

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