Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the real-time Internet of Things communications platform company, is one of the first members of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). Tech heavyweights like IBM, Cisco (News - Alert), GE and AT&T have all teamed up to form the IIC, an open membership group that’s been made with the objective of breaking down technology silo barriers to drive better big data access and improved integration of the physical and digital worlds. The Object Management Group (OMG), a nonprofit trade association in Boston, will manage the IIC.
The goal of the IIC is to accelerate the development of connected industrial applications and the Industrial Internet Consortium will work to develop machines and devices from all manufacturers and these can use to share and move data, the companies.
RTI offers a key communications infrastructure for managing the distribution of real-time information in the industrial internet. RTI provides Data Distribution Service (DDS) technology -- the most popular physical-to-digital link in Internet of Things applications. DDS can be managed by the OMG.
Stan Schneider, CEO of RTI, said in a statement, "The Industrial Internet needs a strong connection that joins cyber-physical devices into high-performance intelligent systems. The OMG is an ideal organization to foster cooperation between the leading companies to make this happen. As a long-term member of the OMG and a primary driver of the DDS standard, we are excited to assume a leadership role in providing the technology and in working with our partners and peers in the IIC."
RTI DDS can be implemented across several industries, including medical, energy, aviation and automotive. The company will work with the IIC to identify requirements for open interoperability standards and define a common architecture to connect devices, machines, people, processes and data.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey