The Industrial Internet Consortium and AIM Announce Liaison

Organizations to collaborate on IIoT across many industries

The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC), the world's leading organization transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and AIM, the trusted worldwide industry association for the automatic identification industry, announced they have agreed to a liaison to work together to advance their shared interests. Under the agreement, the IIC and AIM will work together to align efforts to maximize interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the industrial internet.


Joint activities between the IIC and AIM will include:

Identifying and sharing best practices
Collaboration on standards and specifications
Positioning AIM and IIC speakers at AIM Liaison partner's events
Collaboration on testbeds
"Automatic identification and data capture technologies are key IIoT enabling technologies for healthcare, food and beverage, automotive and other markets," said Wael William Diab, Chair of the IIC Liaison Working Group and Secretary of the IIC Steering Committee. "By collaborating, our organizations can accelerate the digital transformation through adoption of IIoT across industries."

Mary Lou Bosco, Chief Operating Officer of AIM, Inc., echoed Diab's sentiment, "We are truly excited at the prospect of working with the Industrial Internet Consortium. This collaboration with IIC will support the efforts of both organizations in many vertical markets and provide value to our members and the industry, alike, on a global basis."

The IIC Liaison Working Group is the gateway for formal relationships with standards and open-source organizations, consortia, alliances, certification and testing bodies and government entities/agencies. The agreement with the AIM is one of a number of agreements made by the IIC's Liaison Working Group. For a list of current liaisons, click here.

About AIM
AIM is the trusted worldwide industry association for the automatic identification industry. For nearly half a century, AIM has provided unbiased information, educational resources and standards to providers and users of these technologies. AIM membership provides access to an insider's perspective on trends and opportunities along with a voice in shaping the growth and future of the industry. AIM member benefits include education, advocacy and community, as well as a role in creating industry standards through collaboration.

About the Industrial Internet Consortium
The Industrial Internet Consortium is the world's leading membership program transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The IIC delivers a trustworthy IIoT in which the world's systems and devices are securely connected and controlled to deliver transformational outcomes. The Industrial Internet Consortium is a program of the Object Management Group (OMG). For more information, visit http://www.iiconsortium.org.

Note to editors: Industrial Internet Consortium is a registered trademark of OMG. For a listing of all OMG trademarks, visit http://www.omg.org/legal/tm_list. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Featured Product

PI USA - Large Aperture Rotary Air Bearing Stage

PI USA - Large Aperture Rotary Air Bearing Stage

Superior positioning and geometric performance, absolute high-resolution encoders, and a large, ⌀260mm clear aperture makes this air bearing stage a precision instrument for optical alignment, metrology, inspection, calibration, and scanning. Features and advantages include ⌀260mm clear aperture, 77kg load capacity, 0.0015µrad resolution (max.), 500 RPM (max.), flatness/eccentricity of <175/300nm, wobble of < 1 µrad, and direct drive motor. Air-bearings have no rolling or sliding elements and deliver frictionless, non-contact motion, resulting in negligible reversal error, better flatness, and minimal wobble and eccentricity. All these are ideal prerequisites for applications such as inspection and metrology, calibration, and scanning of high-end parts (i.e., infrared and precision optics, turbine blades, shafts and bearings) in industries like aerospace, aircraft, automotive, semiconductors, and photonics.