FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Answers to most asked questions about I3 Consortium

What is i3?

The I3 Consortium is an open consortium that was created to encourage the formation of community-based IOT networks. To do so, the consortium will:

  • Work with suppliers to create an environment that simplifies the testing and evaluation of IOT networking components
  • Build and evaluate concepts and tools needed to create and manage trust in a community of independent device owners
  • Distribute software/information to encourage the common evolution and networking of IOT communities
  • Pursue activities that serve to accelerate the realization of IOT based intelligent systems

What does i3 stand for?

I3 stands for the Intelligent IOT Integrator. The core I3 software has been designed to serve as a vendor-independent data governance tool that sits between the IOT device and the IOT application that steers the many IOT traffic flows as defined by a series of independent IOT device owners.

What are i3’s goals?

  • Integrate software from different sources to create a city-scale IOT test/demonstration system
  • Create a test/demonstration system can prove functionality, provide operational testing, and generate market data needed to evaluate the return on investment
  • Expand our understanding of IOT marketplaces and privacy by evaluating concepts that encourage or inhibit the emergence of community data-rivers such as data ownership, incentives, and trust
  • Build an open-source deliverable from the core I3 software that can be distributed to other community-based IOT data rivers to encourage systemic evolution from a common foundation
  • Develop network functions need to allow different and independent I3 data rivers to interact and exchange data effectively an IOT data marketplace
  • Stimulate IOT device deployment and data sharing by independent device owners by addressing security and privacy needs as a complement to an incentive and trust building system
  • Provide application developers access to aggregated real-time IOT data-rivers on an as-needed basis
  • Encourage increased application side use of data-rivers by AI systems, applications, and data brokers for more intelligent decision making
  • Create a virtualized representation of the IOT device to a network infrastructure in order to isolate the devices with uncertain pedigree from damaging the network

WHO WERE THE ORIGINAL FOUNDING MEMBERS OF I3?

While the I3 membership continues to grow over time, we wish to thank the following Companies / Institutes who served as the original I3 Consortium Founders:

 

Verizon

USC Marshall

Niksun

City of Los Angeles

NetObjex

USC Viterbi

CradlePoint

Kiana

SmartLink

USC ISI

Orange Barrel

Traction Labs

Fantasmo

USC Etc

SmartP3.City

USDB

TechMahindra

Avata

Synchromatics

Ether2

Valarm

Wizr

MimoCloud

Korea University

TU Wien

Inria

DiscoveryIOT

Metro

USC Facilities

USC IT

Oracle

USC Hospitality

How much does it cost to join i3?

The founding members of the I3 consortium wanted the consortium to be community driven development program that is open for contribution from as

many people, companies, organizations as possible The membership process is intended to allow different kinds of organizations to participate and contribute in a way that is in alignment with their strategic mission and their abilities.

HOW DO I DONATE TO I3 OR BECOME A MEMBER?

Please visit the Membership Page to donate or join I3.