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Internet of Things (IoT) is a platform for connecting people, objects, and environments to inform and enable visibility, engagement, and innovation.In order to bring real value to end users, IoT needs a unifying standard that will bind all these things together, allowing developers to connect and scale systems.

As a member of the Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC), First Line Software is pleased to announce that IIC has released the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture - a blueprint for standards development.

 

Industrial Internet Consortium Releases Reference Architecture
Document provides a common language to enable faster Industrial IoT development
and a blueprint for standards development

Berlin, Germany - 06-17-15 - The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC) announces the immediate release of the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture. This document provides a common language for the elements of Industrial Internet systems and the relationships between them. This common language helps developers decide which elements they need for their systems, enabling faster delivery of implementations. The announcement was made today at the Industrial Internet Berlin Forum.

"For the Internet of Things to reach the predicted install base of 50 billion things by 2020, developers need to be able to connect and scale systems quickly," said Dr. Shi-Wan Lin, co-chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium Technology Working Group and principal engineer with the Strategy and Technology Office, Internet of Things Group, Intel. "The Industrial Internet Reference Architecture has broad applicability across industrial and other IoT systems to drive that scalability and interoperability within the industry."

The Industrial Internet Reference Architecture helps place existing and emerging standards into a common structure, making it easier to quickly identify gaps that need to be filled to ensure interoperability between components. "As a global, non-standard-setting organization, we see this as another step towards achieving global standards through collaboration," said Stephen Mellor, Chief Technology Officer, Industrial Internet Consortium.

The Reference Architecture document outlines key characteristics of Industrial Internet systems, various viewpoints that must be considered before deploying an Industrial Internet solution, and an analysis of key concerns for the Industrial Internet including security and privacy, interoperability, and connectivity.

"The Industrial Internet Reference Architecture is an important first step toward establishing new IoT capabilities in the industrial space, enabling developers to operate faster," said Bradford Miller, Senior Scientist at GE and co-chair of the IIC Technology Working Group. "With the IIRA, we are creating new ways to organize industrial applications that move toward a usage-driven, rather than a design-driven approach. We believe collaboration is essential to achieving Industrial Internet success, and organizations like the IIC help drive best practice sharing through global partnerships with industry leaders."

About Industrial Internet Consortium

The Industrial Internet Consortium is an open membership organization, with 167 members from 24 countries, formed to accelerate the development, adoption and wide-spread use of interconnected machines and devices, intelligent analytics, and people at work. Founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM and Intel in March 2014, the IIC catalyzes and coordinates the priorities and enabling technologies of the Industrial Internet. The Industrial Internet Consortium is managed by the Object Management Group® (OMG®).

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