SOURCE: MachineShop

April 09, 2014 08:00 ET

MachineShop Joins Industry Leaders in Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)

New Group Focuses on Breaking Down Technology Silos to Support Access to Data With Improved Integration of the Physical and Digital Worlds

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2014) - MachineShop, the Internet of Services company, today announced it has joined the newly formed Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). The IIC was founded in March 2014 to further development, adoption and wide-spread use of interconnected machines, intelligent analytics and people. The goal of the Consortium is to deliver best practices, reference architectures, case studies and standards requirements to ease deployment of connected technologies. MachineShop joins founding members, AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel in this independently-run consortium.

"MachineShop is focused on the unique challenge of helping enterprises more simply engage with the connected world -- particularly around systems and operational technology," said Greg Jones, Chief Technology Officer, MachineShop. "As a member of the IIC, we look forward to bringing our fresh perspective to the unique challenges facing hyper-connected organizations."

Looking beyond how tens of billions of devices physically connect to the Internet, MachineShop is focused on the trillions of data transactions and interactions that will occur through the Internet of Services. The Internet of Services is the network of services that govern the transactions and interactions between and among applications, data, infrastructure and devices. Increasingly these interactions occur through web services and REST APIs, which normalize communication between disparate systems anywhere in the world. The Internet of Services is the unifying force.

As part of this major technological evolution, MachineShop marries the ubiquitous adoption of APIs with the increasing number of connected systems and related data sources. This allows developers and their applications to leverage standard, discrete, purpose-built services.

MachineShop Services Exchange offers developers and organizations a simple way to interact with the hundreds and thousands of discrete APIs and services that allow them to build, integrate and manage the Internet of Everything, including tools, reports, analytics and controls.

About MachineShop:
MachineShop provides the on-ramp to the Internet of Services where trillions of transactions will occur between billions of physical things and their interactions with other systems, applications and people. MachineShop's public or private Services Exchange allow customers to subscribe to thousands of unique, managed API-centric services regardless of whether they are developed by MachineShop, its customers or other third parties. For more information, visit or @MachineShopIO

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