Press Release

Contact:
Karen Quatromoni
Industrial Internet Consortium
+1-781-444-0404 x146
[email protected]


The Industrial Internet Consortium and Wi-SUN Alliance Announce Liaison

Organizations to collaborate on wireless technologies for smart cities, utilities

Needham, MA and San Ramon, CA – February 14, 2019 – The Industrial Internet Consortium7® (IIC™), now incorporating OpenFog®, and the Wi-SUN Alliance, a global member-based association driving the proliferation of interoperable wireless solutions for use in smart cities, smart utilities and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications, announced they have agreed to work together to advance their shared interests. Under the agreement, the IIC and the Wi-SUN Alliance will work together to align efforts to maximize interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the industrial Internet.

Joint activities between the IIC and the Wi-SUN Alliance will include:

  • Realizing and sharing good practices;
  • Realizing interoperability by harmonizing architecture and other elements;
  • Collaborating on standardization;
  • Collaborating on creation and distribution of mutually beneficial marketing work products

“Collaboration between the IIC and the Wi-SUN Alliance benefits stakeholders from both organizations by enabling multi-vendor ecosystems of devices interconnected by common, secure, industrial-grade wireless mesh networks,” said Phil Beecher, Wi-SUN Alliance President & CEO.  “The Wi-SUN Alliance provides a technical profile and certification for Field Area Network (FAN) products ideally suited for several of the industry verticals addressed by the IIC.”

“Municipalities and utilities depend on wireless connectivity to drive key Smart City and Smart Energy applications, allowing them to meet their business and statutory obligations,” said Wael William Diab, IIC Liaison Working Group Chair and Steering Committee Secretary. “We’re looking forward to our alliance with the Wi-SUN Alliance to help further advance the use of wireless IoT solutions in this industry.”

The IIC Liaison Working Group is the gateway for formal relationships with standards and open-source organizations, consortia, alliances, certification and testing bodies and government entities/agencies. The agreement with the Wi-SUN Alliance is one of a number of agreements made by the IIC’s Liaison Working Group.  For a list of current liaisons, click here.

About the Wi-SUN Alliance
The Wi-SUN Alliance is a global non-profit member-based association comprised of industry leading companies. Its mission is to drive the global proliferation of interoperable wireless solutions for use in smart cities, smart grids and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications using open global standards from international standards organizations, such as IEEE 802, IETF, TIA, TTC and ETSI. With more than 200 members worldwide, membership of the Wi-SUN Alliance is open to all industry stakeholders and includes silicon vendors, product vendors, services providers, utilities, universities, enterprises and municipalities and local government organizations.

Wi-SUN Alliance and the Wi-SUN Alliance logo are trademarks of the Wi-SUN Alliance.

About Industrial Internet Consortium
The Industrial Internet Consortium is the world’s leading membership program transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The IIC delivers a trustworthy IIoT in which the world’s systems and devices are securely connected and controlled to deliver transformational outcomes. The Industrial Internet Consortium is a program of the Object Management Group (OMG). For more information visit www.iiconsortium.org.

Note to editors: Industrial Internet Consortium is a registered trademark of OMG. For a listing of all OMG trademarks, visit https://www.omg.org/legal/tm_list.htm. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.