Karen Quatromoni
Director of Public Relations, OMG Inc.
[email protected]

Industry IoT Consortium Publishes the Vertical Standards Landscape Reference Paper

Guidance to help organizations choose IIoT Standards

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 15, 2023 – The Industry IoT Consortium® (IIC™) published the Vertical Standards Landscape reference paper. The paper provides guidance on which standards are most relevant to industrial IoT adopters from certain vertical industries.

“This reference paper follows up on our previous paper proposing an IIoT standards strategy,” said Erin Bournival, Distinguished Engineer, Office of the Corporate CTO at Dell Technologies, co-chair of the IIC Standards Task Group and co-author of the paper. “Organizations can achieve enhanced integration, interoperability, compliance, and cost efficiency by adopting the appropriate IIoT-related standards that have been developed for their specific industries.”

The reference paper identifies 35 such standards, classified into three sections:

  • Domain-Specific IoT Standards: Specific standards tailored to certain vertical industries (manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, energy) and their IoT systems
  • Domain-Supporting Standards: Standards that, while not IoT-specific, offer support for domain-specific IoT developments
  • Cross-Domain Standards: Standards with applications spanning multiple domains.

These IIoT standards can unlock the following benefits for organizations:

  • Simplified Connectivity: Standards prevent the proliferation of one-to-one interfaces, facilitating the connection of systems.
  • Operational and Enterprise Integration: IIoT requires integrating operational technology (OT) with IT standards, avoiding silos, and facilitating a system of systems approach.
  • Avoidance of Vendor Lock-in: Standards increase the substitutability of components, reducing dependence on specific vendors and facilitating interoperability.
  • Compliance and Safety: Meeting regulatory requirements through standards enhances safety and security in IIoT systems.
  • Cost-Efficient Training: Adopting standards reduces the training costs associated with proprietary technologies.

Download the Vertical Standards Landscape reference paper from the IIC website for more information.

The IIC Standards Task Group is now embarking on the development of a companion reference paper cataloguing technology-oriented, horizontal (cross-cutting) IoT standards applicable to many vertical markets.


About Industry IoT Consortium

The Industry IoT Consortium delivers transformative business value to industry, organizations, and society by accelerating the adoption of a trustworthy Internet of Things. The Industry IoT Consortium is a program of the Object Management Group® (OMG®). For more information, visit www.iiconsortium.org.

Note to editors: Industry IoT Consortium is a registered trademark, and IIC is a 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.