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INDUSTRIAL INTERNET CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES SMART AIRLINE BAGGAGE MANAGEMENT TESTBED
GE Digital, Machine to Machine Intelligence (M2Mi), and Oracle working with InfoSys on a connected baggage solution to improve management, reduce check-in times, increase communication with passengers, and contribute to airline risk management
Needham, MA - 06-07-16 - The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC) today announced a new airline and passenger testbed: Smart Airline Baggage Management. IIC member organizations GE Digital, M2Mi, and Oracle are leading the testbed project, supported by integration specialist InfoSys. Additional industry collaborators are slated to join the testbed including aircraft manufacturers and airlines.
The Smart Airline Baggage Management testbed, part of a broader aviation ecosystem vision, is aimed at reducing the instances of delayed, damaged and lost bags leading to lower economic risk exposure to the airlines; increasing the ability to report on baggage including location to prevent theft and loss; and improve customer satisfaction through better communication including new value-added services to frequent flyers.
The testbed is also aimed at addressing new baggage handling requirements in International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 requiring more comprehensive solutions for baggage handling by June 2018 also outlined in IATA’s 2015 White Paper, “Simplifying the Business.”
The testbed will bring together fragmented systems driving solutions to make airlines and airports more efficient in baggage handling across the aviation ecosystem. The testbed will be hosted on Predix, GE’s cloud-based platform for the Industrial Internet. Oracle is providing airline applications built on the Oracle Airline Data Model (OADM). M2Mi is providing device management, connectivity, data handling and instream analytics to connect edge devices such as smart luggage, airport baggage trucks, scanners and beacons to the platform applications. The M2Mi Intelligence® application will run on Predix and the Oracle Cloud and will also provide policy management and enforcement, and security and encryption to the critical network infrastructure.
The initial phases of the testbed will be hosted and run at M2Mi’s labs on NASA’s Research Park at the Moffett Field airfield in California.
“The success of the Industrial Internet requires team work across the ecosystem, and this testbed is a great example of collaboration,” said Shyam Nath, Industrial Internet Architect, GE Digital. “By hosting the testbed on Predix and working with M2Mi and Oracle, we hope to help airlines increase efficiency and improve passenger experience.”
“Airline applications such as GE Predix and Oracle’s Airline Data Model need a secure IoT on-ramp for smart bags, trackers and devices for various network types across the airline ecosystem. M2Mi provides that with the M2Mi Intelligence application as a key part of the IIC testbed,” said Sarah Cooper, COO of M2Mi.
“The Oracle Airline Data Model brings together the IT and OT worlds for the aviation industry. As such, it forms a central part of the smart baggage testbed bringing disparate systems together,” said Sudip Majumder, Senior Director of Development at Oracle.
“The travel and hospitality industry has always been and still is an early adopter of technological innovations. InfoSys is happy to be able to contribute its airline system integration and web skills to bring the IIC smart airline testbed to life,” said Jayraj Nair, Head of IoT Practice for InfoSys.
To learn more about the Smart Airline Baggage Management Testbed, visit www.iiconsortium.org/baggage-management.htm.
About Industrial Internet Consortium
The Industrial Internet Consortium is the world’s leading membership program transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The IIC delivers a trustworthy IIoT in which the world’s systems and devices are securely connected and controlled to deliver transformational outcomes. The Industrial Internet Consortium is a program of the Object Management Group (OMG). For more information visit www.iiconsortium.org.
About GE Digital
GE Digital connects streams of machine data to powerful analytics and people, providing industrial companies with valuable insights to manage assets and operations more efficiently. World-class talent and software capabilities driving digital industrial transformation for big gains in productivity, availability and longevity. For more information, visit the website at www.ge.com/digital.
Machine-to-Machine Intelligence (M2Mi) Corporation delivers M2M Intelligence® the essential platform for the M2M & Internet of Things economy. M2Mi reduces the complexity of connecting, provisioning and automating M2M and IoT services, as well as securely integrating edge devices through network providers to the cloud data center addressing requirements for both critical cyber-physical infrastructure protection and secure information exchange. Machine-to-Machine Intelligence (M2Mi) Corporation is headquartered at NASA Research Park, Silicon Valley. For more information, visit the website at www.m2mi.com.
Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.
About Oracle OADM
The Oracle Airline Data Model is a standards-based, industry-specific, prebuilt data warehouse database schema with associated analytic models and dashboards. Leveraging Oracle's strong airline domain expertise, and Oracle's deep expertise in data warehousing, Oracle Airline Data Model provides a foundation schema that is modern, relevant, topical, and addresses the key passenger data management needs of low cost carriers and traditional airlines.
Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services. We enable clients, in more than 50 countries, to stay a step ahead of emerging business trends and outperform the competition. We help them transform and thrive in a changing world by co-creating breakthrough solutions that combine strategic insights and execution excellence. For more information, visit the website at www.infosys.com.