Liaison between Industrial Internet Consortium and Linaro

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the world’s leading organization transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Linaro Ltd, the open source collaborative engineering organization developing software for the Arm ecosystem, announced they have agreed to a liaison to work together to advance their shared interests. Under the agreement, the IIC and Linaro will work together to promote the digital economy by preventing fragmentation and harmonizing various aspects in the fields of the industrial internet.

A new contributing group will be formed as part of the IIC Liaison Working Group, which is the IIC’s gateway for formal relationships with standards and open-source organizations, consortia, alliances, certification and testing bodies and government entities/agencies. This contributing group will consist of IIC members co-chaired by Linaro, Huawei and Arm and it will output documents defining requirements for shared engineering work, which will be fed into Linaro’s Edge & Fog Computing Group (LEDGE).

Open source communities are an integral part of accelerating the IIoT market adoption,” said Wael William Diab, IIC Liaison Working Group Chair and Secretary of the IIC Steering Committee, “the liaison with Linaro reinforces the comprehensive ecosystem of liaison partnerships that IIC is building, which include SDOs, government initiatives and regional organizations, industry consortia and open source communities.”

The contributing group will focus on identifying joint activities that may include identifying and sharing best practices; realizing interoperability by harmonizing architecture and other elements; collaborating on standardization, including input into the 96Boards industrial edition specification; and collecting input on short term roadmaps for Over-The-Air (OTA) updates, Time Sensitive Networking TSN, and trustworthiness.

Many companies are investing heavily in developing products for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) provides a framework on which to develop an extensive range of test beds. Linaro enables its members to collaborate on foundational open source software projects, creating more accessible and non-fragmented access to the latest Arm-based technology,” said Francois-Frederic Ozog, Director of the Linaro Edge & Fog Computing Group. “We expect the work of the IIC will help Linaro understand a broad range of industry requirements and the relative priority of different engineering tasks. This will enable Linaro to help accelerate support for IIoT in open source projects for its members and their customers.”

The contributing group will focus on identifying joint activities that may include identifying and sharing best practices; realizing interoperability by harmonizing architecture and other elements; collaborating on standardization, including input into the 96Boards industrial edition specification; and collecting input on short term roadmaps for Over-The-Air (OTA) updates, Time Sensitive Networking TSN, and trustworthiness.

Many companies are investing heavily in developing products for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) provides a framework on which to develop an extensive range of test beds. Linaro enables its members to collaborate on foundational open source software projects, creating more accessible and non-fragmented access to the latest Arm-based technology,” said Francois-Frederic Ozog, Director of the Linaro Edge & Fog Computing Group. “We expect the work of the IIC will help Linaro understand a broad range of industry requirements and the relative priority of different engineering tasks. This will enable Linaro to help accelerate support for IIoT in open source projects for its members and their customers.”