First Connectivity Framework for the Industrial Internet

IIot, Industrieel Internet of Things, connectivity

It took years of work involving many key contributors and full participation from champions of the various standards to release in February 2017 the first connectivity framework for the Industrial Internet. The resulting clarity empowers system integrators and developers to evaluate IIoT protocols and communication patterns, and select the best-fit technology for their application.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a new and confusing, yet huge market opportunity. There are many technologies, both proprietary and standard, proposed for various use cases.

To help designers to make an immediate, intelligent choice for their use cases, as well as design a system for future integration with the larger IioT, the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) analysed the technical connectivity problem for the Industrial IoT and released the first Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework (IICF). Connectivity refers to the infrastructure to enable communication between participants. 

Until the IICF, there were no technical guidelines for selecting the right fit. 

You can find more information about the IICF in the following Techniline article

(Source picture: IIC IIRA)