Internet, edge computing groups agree to liaison

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and EdgeX Foundry, an open-source project building a common interoperability framework to facilitate an ecosystem for Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing, have agreed to a liaison.
By Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) October 7, 2017

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and EdgeX Foundry, an open-source project building a common interoperability framework to facilitate an ecosystem for Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing, announced they have agreed to a liaison. Under the agreement, the IIC and the EdgeX Foundry will work together to align efforts to maximize interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the industrial Internet.

Joint activities between the IIC and the EdgeX Foundry will include: 

  • Identifying and sharing best practices
  • Collaborating on test beds and experimental projects
  • Working toward interoperability by harmonizing architecture and other elements
  • Collaborating on common elements
  • Periodically hosting joint seminars.

"EdgeX Foundry’s primary goal is to simplify and accelerate Industrial IoT by delivering a unified edge computing platform supported by an ecosystem of solutions providers," said Philip DesAutels, senior director of IoT for The Linux Foundation. "Formalizing this liaison relationship with the IIC is fundamental to unlocking business value at scale. Together, we will provide better best practices that will drive the unification of the industrial IoT."

– Edited from an Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) press release by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering IIoT and Industrie 4.0 stories.

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