Industrial Internet Consortium partners with Linaro on IIoT promotion

Wednesday December 12, 2018
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
December 12, 2018 – The Industrial Internet Consortium, a global organization dedicated to advancing use of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Linaro, an open-source collaborative engineering organization that develops software for the Arm ecosystem, have partnered to promote the digital economy by preventing fragmentation and harmonizing various aspects of the industrial internet.

A new contributing group will be formed as part of the IIC Liaison Working Group, which is the IIC’s gateway for formal relationships with standards and open-source organizations, consortia, alliances, certification and testing bodies and government entities/agencies. This contributing group will consist of IIC members co-chaired by Linaro, Huawei and Arm and it will output documents defining requirements for shared engineering work, which will be fed into Linaro’s Edge & Fog Computing Group (LEDGE).

"Open-source communities are an integral part of accelerating the IIoT market adoption," says Wael William Diab, IIC Liaison Working Group chair and secretary of the IIC Steering Committee.

The contributing group will focus on identifying joint activities that may include identifying and sharing best practices; realizing interoperability by harmonizing architecture and other elements; collaborating on standardization, including input into the 96Boards industrial edition specification; and collecting input on short term roadmaps for over-the-air (OTA) updates, time-sensitive networking (TSN), and trustworthiness.

"Many companies are investing heavily in developing products for the IIoT and the IIC provides a framework on which to develop an extensive range of test beds," says Francois-Frederic Ozog, director of the Linaro Edge & Fog Computing Group. "We expect the work of the IIC will help Linaro understand a broad range of industry requirements and the relative priority of different engineering tasks. This will enable Linaro to help accelerate support for IIoT in open-source projects for its members and their customers."

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