Track and Trace Testbed Generates Requirements For IIoT Standard

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) says its Track & Trace Testbed has generated the requirements for a new IoT standard for tracking and tracing assets.  These requirements have been used by standards development organization Object Management Group (OMG), which has a nearly 30-year history creating and maintaining IT standards.  OMG has begun the process to develop this as a new IIoT standard.


The IIoT has made self-contained environmental sensors ubiquitous in our daily lives. Through the work of the IIC Track & Trace Testbed a need emerged for the manufacturers of sensors to be able to publish the required interpretation of the data that they produce via an Electronic Data Sheet. The testbed creates visibility along the value chain by tracking geo-location, both indoor and outdoor, and usage of key assets.  The testbed, led by Bosch with IIC member participants Cisco and SAP SE, developed these requirements from the extra-logistics use case, which gathers data from transport-related assets to ensure transport SLAs are met and logistics chains can be optimized.


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The OMG SENSR RFP requests specification proposals that provide: a platform and vendor-independent metamodel for describing available data provided by hardware sensors; and an optional library of data types to facilitate the above sharing of interpretation. Organizations interested in participating in the development of this standard need to submit a letter of intent to OMG by March 18, 2019. For more information, visit the Industrial Internet Consortium.