Industrial Internet Reference Architecture v1.8 now published

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has announced the publication of version 1.8 of the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA), a standards-based architectural template and methodology to help Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) system architects design consistent IIoT solution architectures and deploy interoperable IIoT systems. Technology vendors can use the IIRA concepts and methodologies to build interoperable system components that address the broadest possible market. System implementers can use the IIRA as a starting point to shorten system development by deploying reusable, commercially available, or open-source system building blocks. The new version builds on version 1.7, originally published on June 17, 2015, incorporating emerging IIoT technologies, concepts, and applications.

The IIoT core concepts and technologies addressed in the IIRA v1.8 aim to encompass the depth and breadth of small, medium, and large enterprises in manufacturing, mining, transportation, energy, agriculture, healthcare, public infrastructure, and virtually every other industry. In addition to helping IIoT system architects, IIRA v1.8’s emphasis on the value proposition and enablement of converging operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) can help business decision-makers, plant managers, and IT managers better understand how to drive IIoT system development from a business perspective.

“The IIC is committed to delivering practical deliverables to the IIoT community that represent the latest thinking about IIoT,” said John Tuccillo, Senior Vice President of Global Industry and Government Affairs, Schneider Electric and IIC Steering Committee Chair. “The IIRA, like all IIC deliverables, is a living document. The IIRA and the now the IIRA v1.8 are the first steps toward an open, innovative and thriving technology development ecosystem across industrial sectors of the IoT.”

For more information about the IIRA v1.8 and free download, click here.