Microsoft joins two key efforts to help set industry outcomes for the Internet of Things

Microsoft is joining two key efforts, the Industrial Internet Consortium, and the AllSeen Alliance, to help drive the right set of industry outcomes for the Internet of Things (IoT).

“We believe that there is a critical set of work our industry must undertake in order to make sure we deliver the right set of platforms and services to realize the IoT opportunity,” writes Kevin Dallas, Microsoft Internet of Things general manager, on The Official Microsoft Blog. “Microsoft is committed to being an active participant in these discussions.”

The goal of the Industrial Internet Consortium, founded by AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel, is to reduce customers’ required time and complexity for building intelligent systems through open interoperability standards and common architectures to connect smart devices, machines, people, processes and data.

Microsoft is also joining Cisco, Haier, LG, Panasonic, Qualcomm Connected Experiences Inc., Sharp, Silicon Image, Technicolor and TP-Link as premier members of the AllSeen Alliance, whose members are collaborating on a universal software framework to allow devices to autonomously discover and interact with nearby products, regardless of their underlying proprietary technology or communications protocols.

Read Dallas’ post on The Official Microsoft Blog.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff