A new joint joint document published by The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and oneM2M, reveals how developers looking to reduce complexity when designing Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems, You can take advantage of different architectural approaches side by side to allow faster time to market new industrial services and use cases.
The joint document "Advancing in the industrial Internet of things", Written by the IIC, the organization that transforms business and society by accelerating the IIoT, and oneM2M, the global IoT standards body, demonstrates how these two leading IoT organizations are working together to advance the IIoT and the digital transformation, through the creation of a robust, interoperable, flexible and efficient IIoT Ecosystem.
Through their work, the IIC and oneM2M aim to help vertical markets achieve interoperability and reuse, minimizing the complexity and cost of designing, developing and implementing IoT and IIoT systems to shorten the marketing and commercial time cycles. value creation
With a focus on practical implementation tools, the document describes how the architectural approaches of the IIC and oneM2M can be aligned to provide a set of best practice tools and technical standards for organizations involved in the design and implementation of IIoT systems.
"Through its liaison program, the IIC is building the industrial IoT ecosystem to accelerate adoption and enable digital transformation," said Wael William Diab, president of the IIC Liaison Working Group and secretary of the Steering Committee of IIC "The joint document with oneM2M exemplifies this collaboration."
The Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA) provides a high-level architectural framework and a methodology that allows rapid realization of interoperable IIoT systems. It provides development guidance by identifying and highlighting important architectural concerns, concepts and patterns that can be applied within and in all industrial sectors.
The oneM2M common service layer is designed to enable machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT applications in different vertical domains, through a horizontal platform architecture. Its three-layer architecture standardizes the interfaces between these layers, providing a secure means to connect "producer" and "consumer" data.
"The IIC's industrial Internet reference architecture and the oneM2M technical specification seek to address key architectural and technical issues common in all industries, each with a different focus and emphasis," said Shi-Wan Lin, co-chair, Working Group of Technology of the IIC and Architecture Task group and co-editor of the technical document.
"This joint document of technical experts from these two communities provides an initial mapping and alignment of these two complementary reference architectures and provides guidance on how to benefit from them when implementing IIoT systems."
This liaison initiative highlights the strategic importance of architecture models and the need for a standardization roadmap for industrial IoT solutions. It provides a basis for future collaboration on security and semantic interoperability issues, "said Ken Figueredo of InterDigital Inc, member of the oneM2M association project and co-editor of the report. "OneM2M and the IIC also expect more standardization requirements to emerge from new cases of industrial use in the manufacturing, transportation, energy, agriculture, health and public infrastructure sectors."
On the IIC website you can find the technical document Advancing the Industrial Internet of Things and a list of authors and contributors..