February 2018

iiRDS: Consortium for future development founded

The iiRDS standard, developed within the last two years by a tekom Working Group, was given over to the newly founded iiRDS Consortium in January 2018. Starting now, this group is com-mitted to the future development of the standard. Under the aegis of Industry 4.0, the standard pursues the goal of providing intelligent information.

The iiRDS standard, developed within the last two years by a tekom Working Group, was given over to the newly founded iiRDS Consortium in January 2018. Starting now, this group is committed to the future development of the standard. Under the aegis of Industry 4.0, the standard pursues the goal of providing intelligent information.

With the finalization of version 1.0, the iiRDS standard, already widely acclaimed in the last year, is established as the outstanding final result of the tekom Working Group Information 4.0. Taking this as a milestone, the future development of the standard is now in the hands of the iiRDS Consortium. Due to the larger structure, further potential can be uncovered and developed using pooled expertise.

Among the 24 international founding members of the consortium are system manufacturers, industrial firms, consulting services, as well as universities and technical communicators. Technical know-how can be counted on in every detail: With the composition of the founding members ranging from Adobe to Huawei, Endress+Hauser, and Schema, the continuing development of the standard and its further implementation will be observed with high anticipation. A comprehensive list of the founding members can be viewed at https://iirds.tekom.de/iirds-consortium.

The Consortium is structured as a tekom Working Group and continues to be open to interested firms as well as universities and colleges. Various options for membership can be found at iirds.tekom.de.

About iiRDS

The iiRDS standard, short for Intelligent Information Request and Delivery Standard, enables the provision of intelligent information independently of industry sector or manufacturer. The advantages of the standard are reflected in two respects: manufacturers can provide different customers with required usage information in a standardized manner, based on a uniform metadata model. Customers in turn can integrate information from different manufacturers effortlessly in their systems. The metadata underlying iiRDS make it possible to map the most important use cases for dynamic information provision. At the same time, human-machine communication should be able to approximate natural communication as closely as possible.