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Opto 22 announces joining of EdgeX Foundry open-source project

Opto 22 announces joining of EdgeX Foundry open-source project

April 24, 2017 – As a continued step in the company’s history of supporting and adopting open standards and specifications in the industrial automation and process control markets, Opto 22 announced it has joined EdgeX Foundry as a founding member. EdgeX Foundry is an open-source project hosted by The Linux Foundation, building a common open framework for Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components to unify the marketplace and accelerate enterprise and Industrial IoT.

The EdgeX framework makes it easy to quickly create IoT edge solutions that have the flexibility to adapt to changing business needs.

"In order to curb the complexity of industrial IoT, it is essential to have a strong ecosystem of vendors and community members come together to build a common open framework for IoT edge computing," said Philip DesAutels, Senior Director of IoT with The Linux Foundation and Executive Director of EdgeX Foundry. "We are excited to have Opto 22 join us as a founding member to achieve this goal."

Industrial IoT (IIoT) is delivering business value by improving efficiencies and increasing revenue through automation and analytics, but widespread fragmentation and the lack of a common IoT solution framework are hindering broad adoption and stalling market growth.

“Achieving cohesive, value-add Industrial IoT solutions depends on a successful ecosystem that can drive interoperability and digital transformation,” said Benson Hougland, Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy for Opto 22. “Together with other EdgeX Foundry founding members, we will develop a common framework to help align IoT adoption and business objectives.”

Designed to run on any hardware or operating system with any application environment, the EdgeX framework will quickly and easily deliver interoperability between connected devices, applications, and services, across a wide range of use cases.

A demo of the EdgeX platform will be on display at Hannover Messe in Hannover, Germany from April 24-28, 2017, located in the Opto 22 booth (Hall 8, Stand F31).

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