The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) agreed to create a formal liaison to bring about the development of the Industrial Internet of Things.
This relationship would bring about the common language about new technologies in the digital economy between the two companies.
"Increasing connectivity has brought rapid transformation to our industry. Standards will need to be iterative and adaptable without delaying innovation," NEMA Industry Director Steve Griffith said. "NEMA will work closely with IIC to identify and share best practices, align architecture for interoperability, and collaborate on standardization."
IIC is the leading membership program for business and society by trying to bring about an acceleration of IIoT.
"Working together, the IIC and NEMA can ensure that NEMA members have the information they need to ensure safety, security and interoperability to maximize the benefits from adoption of the industrial Internet across the industries they serve," Eric Harper, senior principal scientist at ABB and IIC liaison officer to NEMA, said.