EdgeX Foundry adds eight new members and ‘builds momentum’ for IoT interoperability

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EdgeX Foundry, a body which aims to provide a common open framework for the Industrial IoT, has expanded its membership with eight new companies getting on board.

The new members are Absolute, IoT Impact Labs, inwinSTACK, Parallel Machines, Queen’s University Belfast, RIOT, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation, and Tulip Interfaces.

Each member has different goals through its membership. Absolute aims to enable customers to meet their business goals with secure data protection on their endpoint agents and IoT servers, the company said, while Queen’s University aspires to further its edge computing research.

Toshiba, in the words of a spokesperson, says it will look forward to ‘leveraging experiences and technical know-how with EdgeX Foundry to further accelerate industrial IoT market adoption and drive innovation’, while Parallel Machines seeks to accelerate IoT usage in production environments.

“We are very excited to welcome these new members to our rapidly growing community,” said Philip DesAustels, senior director of IoT at the Linux Foundation in a statement. “They are a geographically diverse group, but are working together to ensure that hardware, operating systems and application frameworks can all speak the same EdgeX language.

“This simplification and standardisation of Industrial IoT edge computing will bring significant value to the ecosystem for years to come,” he added.

Linux had launched the EdgeX Foundry project back in April with an aim to build an interoperable framework that can function on any hardware or operating system irrespective of any combination of application environments and can deliver interoperability between connected devices, applications, and services, across a wide range of use cases in real-time without any hassles.

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