Industrial Internet Consortium expands Time Sensitive Networking

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has announced ongoing success of plugfest series of the Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) Testbed and the expansion of the TSN Testbed to Europe, the company said.

At the March 2017 IIC Member Meeting, in Reston, Virginia, the TSN Testbed received top ranking in the Testbed Showcase, an opportunity for IIC testbed leaders to present and be judged by their peers on the strategic value of their testbeds.

TSN is a deterministic enhancement to Ethernet, a foundational piece of the Internet of Things (IoT). The TSN Testbed applies TSN technology to a range of manufacturing automation and control vendors to display the new capabilities and value.

The TSN Testbed is enabling the early phase usage of enhancements to Ethernet standards IEEE 802.1 and IEEE 802.3.

All TSN Testbed work is communicated to IEEE and Avnu, a standards organization developing the interoperability and certification based on the IEEE´s TSN. It is used to display OPC UA enabled vendor independent interoperability of real-time data and other industrial automation protocols (e.g. ODVA´s EtherNet/IP) on the same network with typical IT voice/video data.

Plugfests are face-to-face events where participants gather to test the interoperability of their enhanced products and technology. The fifth plugfest took place February 27-March 1 in Austin, Texas at the NI Industrial IoT Lab.

The Industrial Internet Consortium accelerates Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Our mission is to deliver a trustworthy IIoT in which the world´s systems and devices are securely connected and controlled to deliver transformational outcomes.