Enabling a Global Infrastructure for Products and Services
Overview of Standards and Initiatives
Standards and Business: Standards are a critical building block for the technology industry. They enable interoperable solutions, encourage innovation and competition, facilitate trade, provide consumers with more choice and purchase confidence, and contribute to healthy ecosystems with economies of scale. Intel participates in hundreds of standards bodies and industry groups worldwide and has played a significant role in bringing about globally adopted standards such as Ethernet, USB, and Wi-Fi. Whether you look to the future of cloud computing, Internet of Things, cybersecurity technology, autonomous systems or artificial intelligence, standards are the common tool to bring new innovations to global mass-markets.
Global Standards: The technology industry develops products and services via global supply chains and delivers them to satisfy global markets, which expect worldwide interoperability and compatibility. In this environment, voluntary global standards are critical.
Standards and Patents: Intel supports a balanced approach to including patented technologies in standards that appropriately rewards innovators for their inventions and assures implementers are able to negotiate licenses for those inventions on FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) terms.
Industrial applications for the Internet of Things have enormous potential to transform the business world from increasing business efficiency and enhancing system reliability to enabling new services. This trend, known as the Industrial Internet of Things, connects devices and equipment in a wide range of industrial environments: manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, smart cities, and healthcare and retail.
For nearly two decades, USB technology has enabled a global market of solutions that allow consumers to transfer data conveniently; connect a broad range of accessories to PCs, mobile devices and consumer electronics; and charge devices easily. The next-generation of USB specifications will drive even more innovation and user convenience for data and charging applications.
Interview with Brian McCarson (Intel CTO of IoT Strategy) discussing the development phases of the Internet of Things, important role of standards for ecosystem enabling, and transformational applications for consumer, business, and society.