Montvale, NJ (July 15, 2014) –Ei3 announced today that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium, an organization created in response to the growing challenges and innovations of the Industrial Internet. The consortium is comprised of firms on the frontier of emerging machine to machine (M2M) technology, which enables for processing of massive datasets between networked machines.
Ei3 is a natural fit for the consortium. Over the last 15 years, the company has been on the cutting edge of technology for the connection of machinery and networking centers; enabling advanced remote monitoring as well as data collection, analysis and storage – all with the highest possible digital security and operation on a global scale.
While proprietary technological innovations are largely controlled through the use of patents, the Industrial Internet Consortium offers an open forum for industry leaders to jointly explore the frontier of M2M technology. Founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, Intel, & IBM in 2014, its membership portfolio has since grown rapidly, indicating the high rate of innovation and technological adoption in the space. Ei3 will bring its decade-and-a-half of real-world experience to the organization.
With consortium members collaborating to push machine networking in industries including energy & utility, healthcare, manufacturing, public sector and transportation, Ei3 will look to help machinery manufacturers both enhance and integrate data processing functions that deliver critical business intelligence to their customers.
“Over the last 15 years we’ve grown and refined our platform across a wide range of applications, largely in the manufacturing sector. As one of the earliest developers of this technology, we feel we can offer a historical perspective to the consortium, along with our own forward-looking innovations,” said Spencer Cramer, Chairman and CEO of Ei3. “We’re excited to join other industry leaders in this collaborative effort, bringing our methodology and experiences to the growing discussion at the Consortium.”
With growing competition in the global manufacturing arena, plant owners have felt the pressure to reduce costs along the manufacturing line. Ei3 and other members of the Industrial Internet Consortium are prioritizing production optimization and supply chain efficiency to help level the playing field. The Industrial Internet enables the collection and analysis of extensive data sets to drive this optimization, and the Consortium allows these innovators to collaborate as they define and maintain best practices.
Founded in 1999, Ei3 Corporation is a leading provider of smart services that enable the world’s most complex machines to communicate with their human operators, facilitating data-driven efficiencies and improved uptime. Customers rely upon Ei3’s platform to analyze remotely monitored data and deliver securely encrypted, actionable business data to centralized monitoring stations and mobile devices. Ei3’s technology integrates seamlessly with machinery found in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, converting, printing, and information technology. http://www.ei3.com
About the Industrial Internet Consortium
The Industrial Internet Consortium is an open membership organization formed to accelerate the development, adoption and wide-spread use of interconnected machines, intelligent analytics and people at work. Founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM and Intel in March 2014, the IIC catalyzes and coordinates the priorities and enabling technologies of the Industrial Internet. Visit http://www.iiconsortium.org/