ENCINITAS, Calif., Jan. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Room 5, a pioneer in building smart, connected products, announced today that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), a group of more than 100 companies, organizations and universities working to accelerate the growth of the Industrial Internet by identifying and promoting best practices.
Room 5 brings its expertise and experience in embedded systems and networks to the IIC organization in efforts to help develop and drive the designing and engineering of connected products within the IIOT. These products will allow for better situational monitoring, fault finding and predictive analytics.
Erik Ljung, Room 5 CTO says, "The IIC is a great opportunity for Room 5 to collaborate with other innovative companies who are taking initiative and working towards maintaining the best practices for the Industrial Internet. With its expected growth, it is important we have an open forum like the IIC that allows for continued exploration of evolving connectivity technology. "
Members of the consortium are actively working together to break down the barriers of technology silos to support better access to big data with improved integration of the physical and digital world to unlock business value.
"In order for the Industrial Internet to continue to grow and evolve, it is essential that key industry players join together in a strategic partnership to catalyze and coordinate the priorities of the Industrial Internet," said Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium. "By joining the IIC, Room 5 is showing its commitment to developing and participating in the widespread adoption of Industrial Internet technologies."
About Room 5
Room 5 is a software consultancy firm with over 20 years experience in mobile, cloud and embedded software design, engineering, development and systems integration. Room 5 works with some of the most exciting and innovative companies today in areas such as retail, consumer electronics, manufacturing, mobility, defense, aerospace, home automation, construction, transportation and automotive. For more information, please visit: http://www.room5.com.
About the Industrial Internet Consortium
The Industrial Internet Consortium is an open membership organization formed to accelerate the development, adoption and widespread use of interconnected machines, intelligent analytics and people at work. Founded by AT &T, Cisco, General Electric and Intel in March 2014, the IIC catalyzes and coordinates the priorities and enabling technologies of the industrial Internet. Visit www.iiconsortium.org/.