Industry heavyweights GE and Bosch are working together to further the growth of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
GE Digital and Bosch Software Innovations have signed a memorandum of understanding focusing on technology interoperability and platform integration through GE’s Predix operating systems and Bosch’s IoT Suite.
Both companies will create software that is interoperable with each other’s cloud platforms, with the aim of enhancing the overall value of each platform and providing solutions to a wider customer base.
GE and Bosch are aiming to establish an IoT core based on open source technologies and to foster an ecosystem around this technology base. Both companies are members of the major open source software community the Eclipse Foundation, and they plan to engage with the large number of IoT developers in the Eclipse community to help create tools and standards that will benefit other organisations, as well as the partnership.