IIC brings in Australian IoT Alliance to help hammer out IIoT standards
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA) have agreed to work together to harmonise aspects of the industrial internet to help improve the digital economy.
The pair said the two parties will combine their standardisation efforts in order to improve interoperability between industrial automation systems, digital architectures, and connectivity protocols. They will also align their work in specific industrial sectors, or ‘vertical’ markets, and develop benchmarks for IoT adoption and best practices.
The pair said they will meet regularly to exchange information and hold joint workshops.
Frank Zeichner, chief executive of the IoTAA, said: “Global alignment and sharing of best practice is critical for realising the economic benefit of IoT. We are therefore delighted to be working with the Industrial Internet Consortium.”
Gary Stuebing, IoT standards manager at Cisco, and IIC liaison officer for the IoTAA, commented: “Working together, the IIC and IoTAA can ensure that IoTAA members have the information they need to help accelerate the adoption of IoT across the Australian economy.”
The IIC has active relationships with standards development organisations, open-source organisations, other consortia and alliances, certification and testing bodies and government agencies involved in the industrial IoT space.
Its new agreement with the IoTAA is one of a number of regional working agreements. It has arrangements also with the Brazilian Industrial Internet Association (ABII), the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), and the IoT Acceleration Consortium (ITAC) in Japan.
The IIC also has global alliances with the likes of the Broadband Forum, the Edge Computing Consortium (ECC), the International Society of Automation (ISA), the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA), and the TM Forum.
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