MTConnect: Get to Know the Communication Standard for Digital Manufacturing at Solid 2015
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MTConnect: Get to Know the Communication Standard for Digital Manufacturing at Solid 2015

McLean, Va. Jun 17, 2015 --  The MTConnect Institute is taking part in Solid 2015, an event focused on hardware, software and the Internet of Things, June 23-25, 2015, in San Francisco. The MTConnect Institute will be exhibiting in booth #231, featuring a demo of its open-source communication standard in-action by enabling both point-of-presence visibility and cloud-based monitoring capabilities applied to manufacturing technologies.

MTConnect is an open-source, XML- and HTTP-based communications standard that helps foster improved connectivity between manufacturing equipment and devices, allowing for data collection and monitoring. It is a key enabler for allowing manufacturers to take advantage of digital manufacturing and cloud computing to optimize processes and functions on the shop floor. The standard has been adopted by manufacturers of all sizes across a broad array of industries, and it is free to download and implement.

Solid attendees can learn about the direct benefits and opportunities offered by MTConnect. This includes the following groups:

Manufacturing Business Leaders and Startups: Find out the ways that MTConnect is currently in use and how it can enable connected, seamless operations on your production floor.

Engineers: Learn how data monitoring and collection and connected operations can help you create better engineered and designed products.

Developers: There is a wealth of opportunities for the further development of applications that utilize the MTConnect communication standard. Developers can learn about the MTConnect schema, current uses and applications based on the standard, and needs for future development.

Students/Academic Professionals: A growing number of academic institutions have partnered with the MTConnect Institute to further the research and development for MTConnect. Additionally, the Institute is currently administering the MTConnect Student Challenge, a Department of Defense-sponsored competition seeking ideas and applications utilizing MTConnect.

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MTConnect is an open, royalty-free standard that fosters greater interoperability between devices and software applications. By establishing an open and extensible channel of communication between devices, equipment, and systems, MTConnect enables applications aimed at providing more efficient operations, improved production optimization, and increased productivity.     

The MTConnect Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization established to further the development and adoption of the MTConnect standard and is a subsidiary of AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology. The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is the avenue for input from industry via working groups and quarterly meetings. The Technical Steering Committee authors the MTConnect standard. The Institute’s activities are overseen by a Board of Trustees.  Membership in the MTConnect Institute is free.

About AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America.


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