Industry 4.0 & Smart Manufacturing
IIC, ECC sign MoU
August 8, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Aug. 8, 2017 – The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) — an organization working to accelerate the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) — and the Edge Computing Consortium (ECC) — an organization that aims to drive edge computing industry development in the Internet of Things (IoT) area — have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to partner on shared interests of advancing the industrial Internet and edge computing.
Under the agreement, the consortia will work together to maximize interoperability and portability for the industrial Internet.
Joint activities between the IIC and the ECC will include:
• Identifying and sharing IIoT best practices;
• Collaborating on test beds and research and development projects; and
• Collaborating on standardization.
“We are very excited about the cooperation between ECC and the IIC,” said Haibin Yu, chairman of ECC. “We believe that an in-depth exploration of edge computing technology used in the industrial internet area will better meet the industrial customers end-to-end needs to promote the global industry digitization transformation.”
“This MoU expands collaboration opportunities for IIC members with key industry players focused on edge IoT,” added Dr. Richard Soley, IIC executive director, IIC.