Brings global perspective of Testing & Certification to impressive roster of IIC members
TORONTO, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - CSA Group, a leading global Testing & Certification provider, today announced that they have joined the Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC), the world's leading organization transforming business and society by accelerating the adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
For nearly a century, CSA Group has been a strategic partner and trusted advisor dedicated to advancing consumer and workplace safety and helping manufacturers around the world bring innovative products to market.
IIoT - with its heightened product automation and connected devices – has created a greater need for stringent levels of product safety and reliable testing and certification. Electronically connected systems that have the ability to wirelessly communicate are found everywhere – from manufacturing to healthcare facilities to homes. It is critical that these systems meet acceptable safety requirements through testing, certification, and evaluation.
"The world is changing at an unprecedented rate," says Vikki M. Dunn, Executive Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications at CSA Group. "As the creation and adoption of emerging technologies continue to expand globally, staying ahead of the technology curve is vital. CSA Group's dedication to helping manufacturers bring safe and reliable products to market, along with additional CSA Group services such as cybersecurity and functional safety evaluations, will support wider use and adoption of IIoT-enabled machines and systems in a variety of market sectors worldwide."
"As the Industrial Internet comes of age, safety and reliability are cornerstones of successful commercialization. CSA Group will be an asset for the Industrial Internet Consortium," said Dr. Richard Mark Soley, Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium. "We are happy to have CSA join the IIC and collaborate with our members."
"When stakeholders come together to discuss advances in technology that touch so many industries, great things can happen," continues Ms. Dunn. "We are incredibly proud to join the IIC network of professionals who understand and embrace the rapid changes and opportunities that this 4th Industrial Revolution brings".
About CSA Group
CSA Group is one of the largest standards development organizations in North America, conducting research and developing standards for a broad range of technologies and functional areas. CSA Group is also a global provider of testing, inspection and certification services for products in many market sectors, and a leader in safety and environmental certification for Canada and the U.S.
The CSA mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group, please visit www.csagroup.org.
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