The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) recently released V2.3 of the Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report, one of six IIC technical reports that serve as de-facto industry guidelines on vocabulary, architectures, security, analytics, connectivity, and business strategy. The report, which specifies a common set of definitions for effective communication within the industrial internet ecosystem, is the foundation for the collective body of work from the IIC.
Version 2.3 of the report includes new or updated definitions:
- Internet-of-Things (IoT): a concept where components are connected via a computer network, and where one or more of those components interacts with the physical world;
- IoT system: a system where the components are connected via a computer network, and one or more of those components interacts with the physical world;
- Industrial IoT (IIoT) system: an IoT system used in an industrial context;
- Cloud computing: paradigm for enabling computer network access to a scalable and elastic pool of shareable physical or virtual resources with self-service provisioning and administration on-demand;
- Connectivity: ability of a system or application to communicate with other systems or applications via computer network(s);
- Endpoint: component that has computational capabilities and computer network connectivity; and
- Event: any observable occurrence in a system and/or computer network.
The IIC will continue to revise the IIC IIoT Vocabulary Technical Report with definitions for new IIoT terms.