Canadian Manufacturing

ABB joins Industrial Internet Consortium

Global power and automation company will join the IIC starting in 2015 to foster collaboration among technology companies



CARY, N.C.—Global power and automation company ABB Group of Companies is joining the Industrial Internet Consortium to help identify and promote best practices and robust standards and accelerate growth of the Industrial Internet

ABB has for years advanced the Industrial Internet via the company’s control systems, communication technology and industrial sensors. These help customers use data to optimize operations on offshore platforms, in mining and robotics, aboard marine vessels and in the chemical and paper industries.

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.

The Industrial Internet Consortium a group of more than 100 companies, organizations and universities working to optimize use of the Industrial Internet. 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.

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