HyperCat announces it is joining the Industrial Internet Consortium

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Two key bodies working on making the Internet of Things more interoperable have come together…

HyperCat, a consortium aimed at driving the Internet of Things for Industry, has announced it will join with the Industrial Internet Consortium.

The two key collaborative bodies are working to make the Internet of Things more interoperable. This includes how to find relevant and trustworthy data from connect “things”, and how to make it easier for those things to “talk” to each other. This could unlock trillions of dollars for the global economy.

HyperCat, which also delivers the HyperCat Standard that is accessible to all, aims to make data from a connected thing or device discoverable, searchable, and addressable. The organisation is funded by the UK government via Innovate UK. It also has the backing of over 500 international businesses.

The Industrial Internet Consortium aims to accelerate the growth of the Industrial Internet. This will be achieved by identifying, assembling, and promoting best practice. Founded in 2014, it comprises of members from a range of sectors including universities, governments, researchers, and technology innovators.

Justin Anderson, HyperCat lead and CEO of Flexeye, said: “The greatest value from the IoT will come when we combine the intelligence from multiple devices to create new and improved services.

“The HyperCat standard, together with the work of the IIC and the other major IoT collaborative bodies, will go a long way towards delivering the required interoperability. A recent McKinsey report estimated that this interoperability is essential to unlock 40 per cent of the $11 trillion potential value of the IoT.”

Stephen Mellor, CTO of the Industrial Internet Consortium also commented. He said: “I am delighted to welcome HyperCat as the latest member of Industrial Internet Consortium and I look forward to seeing the standard in action in collaboration with our testbed sponsors.

“HyperCat is an important standard that enables interoperability, which of course aligns perfectly with the aims of the IIC and so is fully complementary to our programme.”

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