Industry 4.0 & Smart Manufacturing
Learn how to use the Industrial Internet of Things with IIC Resource Hub
October 24, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
October 24, 2018 – The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has launched the IIC Resource Hub, a new interface to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) industry resources.
The IIC Resource Hub is a free tool that includes knowledge and expertise from IIC foundational documents, testbed insights, toolkits, demos and relationships with global standards and industry groups, but also provides actionable intelligence. It is designed for use across industries and among technical and business stakeholders in the IIoT.
The portal also includes a web-based tool called IIoT Project Explorer that guides users through the analysis and planning of their own IIoT projects, enabling them to scope a solution and create a mutual basis for communication between technical and business project stakeholders. It also directs a quantitative method for developing implementation, rollout and growth plans.
“Members of the IIC have developed these essential resources for the industry so project managers and system architects don’t have to rely solely on intuition and prototyping in unchartered territory as they do today,” says Dirk Slama, vice-president of business development, Bosch Software Innovations and chair of the IIC Steering Committee.
Also offered in the hub is the Ecosystem Directory, a mapping of the IIoT ecosystem that categorizes IIoT products, services, researchers and end users, making experts searchable by their expertise.
“The newly launched IIC Resource Hub offers much-needed clarity around IIoT project management and offers guided access to valuable resources for accelerating industrial IoT deployments,” says Dima Tokar, co-founder of MachNation, an IIoT platform and services testing and research company.
Other web-based toolkits are in development and will provide assistance with maturity modeling, security assessment and interoperability challenges.