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Organisations align IIoT efforts

 Activities will include harmonising architecture and collaborating on standardisation

The two organisations want to identify and share Industrial IoT best practice
The two organisations want to identify and share Industrial IoT best practice

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to advance their shared interests.


Under the agreement, the IIC, whose mission it is to accelerate the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and MESA, a not-for-profit organisation comprised of manufacturing companies and information technology suppliers, will work together to align efforts to maximise interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the IIoT.


Joint activities between the IIC and the MESA will include:

  • Identifying and sharing IIoT best practices
  • Realising interoperability by harmonising architecture and other elements
  • Collaborating on standardisation
  • Collaboration in the areas of industrial analytics and asset performance management (APM)

MESA’s president, Mike Yost, said: “This partnership makes good business sense, with the Industrial Internet Consortium advocating for the broad adoption of industrial Internet technologies and with MESA educating manufacturers and solution providers of all sizes on both how and why to adopt them.


“Collaborating with the IIC also helps ensure MESA members and IIC members have a common vocabulary and a common understanding of business value.”


“We look forward to working with the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Enterprise Association,” said Wael William Diab, IIC chair of the Liaison Working Group. “Within the manufacturing vertical, industrial analytics and asset intelligence systems enable manufacturers to realise the value of their industrial IoT systems by analysing and acting on data to increase asset reliability and availability and reduce maintenance.


“Collaborating on industrial analytics and asset performance management will help to further advance industrial IoT in manufacturing environments.”


MESA and the IIC have agreed to meet regularly to exchange information and have targeted a joint workshop on industrial analytics and asset performance management for Q4.


The IIC Liaison Working Group is the gateway for formal relationships with standards and open-source organisations, consortia, alliances, certification and testing bodies and government entities/agencies.



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