Industrial Internet Consortium Publishes White Paper Detailing
Standards-based testbed enables factories to develop new business models, win partners
NEEDHAM, Mass., June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™) today announced the publication of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Usage of Standards in the Smart Factory Web Testbed White Paper. The white paper provides guidance in the deployment of three main standards that are essential for the core functionality of the Smart Factory Web (SFW).
The SWF testbed is a network of smart factories that combine
their manufacturing capabilities in flexible supply chains. This
enables the factories to respond to orders as efficiently as
possible. Standards central to the SFW testbed include:
- OPC UA, a multipart standard that defines online data exchange between automation systems;
- AutomationML, which addresses data exchange in the engineering process of production systems, such as between software tools or to configure software systems; and
- SensorThings API, an Open Geospatial Consortium standard that provides an open and unified framework to interconnect IoT sensing devices, data and applications over the Internet.
"Open, international standards for data exchange between and within factories enable the Smart Factory Web's order-driven production to be economically sustainable on a large scale," said IIC SFW testbed lead Kym Watson, Principal Scientist,...