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Karen Quatromoni
Industrial Internet Consortium
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The Industrial Internet Consortium and the NEMA Announce Liaison

NEEDHAM, MA – DECEMBER 4, 2017 The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™), the world’s leading organization transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, announced they have agreed to a liaison. Under the agreement, the IIC and NEMA will work together to align efforts to maximize interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the industrial Internet.

Joint activities between the IIC and the NEMA will include:

  • Identifying and sharing best practices
  • Realizing interoperability by aligning architecture and other elements
  • Collaborating on standardization
  • Periodically hosting joint seminars

“We are delighted to collaborate with NEMA on best practices and more for IIoT initiatives supporting electrical and medical imaging manufacturers,” said Eric Harper, Senior Principal Scientist at ABB and IIC Liaison Officer to NEMA. “Working together, the IIC and NEMA can ensure that NEMA members have the information they need to ensure safety, security and interoperability to maximize the benefits from adoption of the industrial Internet across the industries they serve.”

“Increasing connectivity has brought rapid transformation to our industry. Standards will need to be iterative and adaptable without delaying innovation,” said NEMA Industry Director Steve Griffith. “NEMA will work closely with IIC to identify and share best practices, align architecture for interoperability, and collaborate on standardization.”

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 NEMA is one of a number of agreements made by the IIC Liaison Working Group.  For a list of current liaisons, click here.

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