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Karen Quatromoni
Industrial Internet Consortium
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The Industrial Internet Consortium and the Augmented Reality Enterprise Alliance (AREA) Announce Liaison

Consortia to leverage Augmented Reality to improve enterprise efficiencies

NEEDHAM, MA – OCTOBER 10, 2019 – The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™), the world’s leading organization transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the Augmented Reality Enterprise Alliance (AREA), a global non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to the widespread adoption of interoperable Augmented Reality (AR)-enabled enterprise systems, announced they have agreed to a liaison to work together to advance their shared interests. Under the agreement, the IIC and the AREA will work together to align efforts to maximize interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the industrial Internet and for tapping the benefits of Augmented Reality within IIoT environments.

Joint activities between the IIC and the AREA will include:

  • Collaboration on joint marketing activities through established liaison channels
  • Collaboration on AR related use cases, requirements, security, safety, and research
  • Collaboration on testbeds

“Augmented Reality has a tremendous potential to help enterprises of all kinds increase productivity, lower costs and improve safety - from manufacturing advances to service efficiencies,” said Wael William Diab, Chair of the IIC Liaison Working Group and Secretary of the IIC Steering Committee. “By working together, our organizations can continue to help accelerate the adoption of the IIoT across many industries.”

“It is vital to the mission of the AREA and the success of its enterprise members to help advance the convergence of the Industrial Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality,” said Mark Sage, Executive Director of the AREA. “Our partnership with the IIC and its Liaison Working Group enables us to strengthen our focus on helping the ecosystem players increase their efficiency and improve their business performance."

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 AREA 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 Augmented Reality Enterprise Alliance
The Augmented Reality Enterprise Alliance is the only global, membership-funded non-profit alliance dedicated to helping accelerate the adoption of Enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) by supporting the growth of a comprehensive ecosystem.
The AREA supports innovative companies, investing in AR technology who need a better understanding of the tools available, use cases, methods of implementation and return on investment.

About Industrial Internet Consortium
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