ABB is joining the Industrial Internet Consortium, a group of more than 100 companies, organizations and universities working to accelerate growth of the Industrial Internet by identifying and promoting best practices and robust standards. ABB has for years advanced the Industrial Internet via the company’s control systems, communication technology and industrial sensors.
ABB will join the IIC starting in 2015 to foster collaboration among technology companies as they seek to establish global standards for the Industrial Internet. ABB will work with others to ensure that end users reap the benefits it promises: improved efficiency, reduced costs and higher revenue.
“This gives us more opportunities to influence what is happening in the development of the Industrial Internet,” said Claes Rytoft, ABB chief technology officer. “The Industrial Internet holds incredible promise to transform manufacturing, energy and resource industries.”
The Industrial Internet reflects the accelerating application of sensors, software and improved communication technology, allowing engineers to leverage enormous volumes of data from industrial systems to boost efficiency.
The Industrial Internet is at the core of Industry 4.0, Germany’s initiative for increased computerization of manufacturing. ABB has actively contributed to the creation of the Industry 4.0 vision and is actively working towards implementation of this ambitious undertaking.