IIC Journal of Innovation 6th Edition | Page 44

What’s New at the IIC? Testbeds highlighted in the First Results report are:        Track and Trace – Improves the overall manufacturing process by accurately tracking and tracing industrial assets and collecting usage and status data in industrial factory, maintenance and logistics environments. Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) – Winner of the IoT Solutions World Congress Testbed Award and the IIC Testbed Showcase, the TSN Testbed brings a number of enhancements to Ethernet (a foundational piece of IoT) – time synchronization, sending scheduled traffic flows and central, automated system configuration. Communication and Control for Microgrid Applications – Examines IoT technologies that solve engineering challenges associated with energy microgrids while focusing on open architectures and interoperability. INFINITE – Provides an interoperable infrastructure to test solutions and drive the development of IIoT products. INFINITE’s anchor use case, “Bluelight,” seeks to enable intelligent route planning for emergency ambulance services as they are dispatched to an incident and en-route to the hospital. Condition Monitoring for Predictive Maintenance – Demonstrates the value of continuously monitoring industrial equipment to detect early signs of performance degradation or failure. Manufacturing Quality Management – Retrofitting existing manufacturing facilities with modern technologies by leveraging the IoT and sensory network technologies for data collection, transmission and intelligent storage to support an effective data processing scheme. Smart Factory Web – Creating a network of smart factories to improve order fulfillment by aligning capacity across production sites with flexible adaptation of production capabilities and sharing of resources, assets and inventory. Our October report is the first of many, as our many testbeds continue to report results. To subscribe to future reports, please send a request to [email protected]. New Liaison Members The Liaison Working Group continues to approve and pursue strategic technical relationships with over 65 organizations including Avnu Alliance, ITAC, CAICT, ISO/IEC, IEEE, OASIS, OMG, SGIP and many others. Recently established Liaison Members of the IIC include: Avnu Alliance Avnu Alliance (Avnu), is a community creating an interoperable ecosystem of low-latency, time-synchronized, highly reliable networked devices using open standards. In working together to help drive industry awareness surrounding the benefits of TSN Time Sensitive Networking), Avnu and IIC hope to maximize industry interoperability between IIoT IIC Journal of Innovation - 43 -