Internet group announces IIoT resource hub and track and trace testbed updates

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announced the IIC Resource Hub, which provides update to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) resources as well as an update to its track and trace testbed.

By Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) October 16, 2018

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announced the IIC Resource Hub, which is an interface to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) industry resources developed by the IIC. The IIC Resource Hub not only references IIC resources including 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 IIC Resource Hub comprises the following:

  • IIC Body of Knowledge: This includes collaborative resources that have been developed, tested and published by industry leaders from the IIC membership, including: testbed overviews and outcomes, Insight Reports, IIC foundational documents (Industrial Internet Reference Architecture, Industrial Internet Security Framework, Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework, Business Strategy and Innovation Framework, Industrial Internet of Things Analytics Framework, and Vocabulary Technical Report), and select white papers.
  • The IIoT Project Explorer: This is a web-based methodology for creating an assessment of an IoT project. The IIoT Project Explorer enables users 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.
  • Ecosystem Directory: This is a mapping of the IIoT ecosystem that categorizes IIoT products, services, researchers and end users, making experts searchable by their expertise.

Other Explorers, under development as web-based toolkits will provide assistance with maturity modeling, security assessment and interoperability challenges.

The IIC Resource Hub is an essential tool helping IIoT stakeholders strategize, analyze and plan IIoT projects.

The IIC also announced its track & trace testbed has generated the requirements for a new IoT standard for tracking and tracing assets. These requirements have been used by standards development organization Object Management Group (OMG) who has a nearly 30-year history creating and maintaining IT standards. OMG has begun the process to develop this as a new IIoT standard.

The testbed creates visibility along the value chain by tracking geo-location, both indoor and outdoor, and usage of key assets. The testbed, led by Bosch with IIC member participants Cisco and SAP SE, developed these requirements from the extra-logistics use case, which gathers data from transport-related assets to ensure transport SLAs are met and logistics chains can be optimized.

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– Edited from an IIC press release by CFE Media. The IIC is a CFE Media content partner. See more IIoT and Industrie 4.0 stories here.