IIoT: The Industrial Internet Consortium Publishes First Testbed Results

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IIoT: The Industrial Internet Consortium Publishes First Testbed Results

The Industrial Internet Consortium, the world’s leading organization transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), has published the first results of its testbed program.

A major focus and activity of the IIC and its members, testbeds provide platforms for IIC member organizations to think through innovations, test new applications, processes, products, services and business models to ascertain their usefulness and viability before taking them to market.

IIC testbeds provide a feedback loop from concept to reality and back to innovation,

said Dr. Richard Soley,Executive Director, IIC.

They help uncover the technologies, techniques and opportunities that are essential to solving important problems that benefit business and society. This is the reason member companies agree to sponsor and own their testbeds but will also share progress reports.

The following IIC testbeds have shared these important first results:

  • Track & Trace Testbed
  • Time Sensitive Networking Testbed
  • Manufacturing Quality Management Testbed
  • Communication and Control for Microgrid Applications Testbed
  • INFINITE Testbed
  • Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance Testbed
  • Smart Factory Web Testbed

The IIC reviews testbed proposals to identify goals, value, potential partners and commercial viability of each testbed. The testbeds must offer a solid business case for global economic impact; have relevance to IIC IIoT frameworks to help members develop IIoT systems more rapidly; pass a security review to ensure a secure industrial Internet; and provide tangible deliverables such as technologies or best practices requirements for standards. There are currently 26 approved IIC testbeds. The full report, “Why We Build Testbeds: First Results” is available on the IIC website. 

Author: Tim Cole

Image Credit: IIC

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