Welcome to the final interview of our popular blog series!
What motivates the iiRDS consortium members to engage for the new standard? What visions do they have in relation to the standard for intelligent delivery of user information? Industry 4.0 is within reach – how are companies preparing for it? So many questions keep us and our readers busy. Our search for answers leads us today to Rainer Börsig, the latest candidate in our interview series …
CTO, Fischer Information Technology AG
Rainer Börsig, with degrees in computer science, has been working at Fischer Information Technology AG for 25 years.
As technical director, he is responsible for the products and advises customers on the implementation of innovative, digital business models. In the iiRDS consortium he participates in the development of the standard.
- As the iiRDS Consortium was founded for the further development of the standard, what was the motivation for you and your company to join?
Since the beginning of the working group, the aim of iiRDS has been to create an interdisciplinary standard. Of course, as a software vendor, we are very interested in using good standards. These simplify coordination with customers, reduce the number of interfaces, can be used extensively and, in particular, offer all customers a high degree of reliability. Therefore, it was important for us to participate in iiRDS from the very beginning and to continue to participate in the further development and spreading of the standard in the iiRDS Consortium.
- The roadmap contains numerous plans and ideas: what are you most hoping for from the Consortium?
There are still some points that are essential for the success of iiRDS. Above all, iiRDS must be easy to use. This includes explanatory descriptions, sample data and implementation examples as well as adaptations based on initial experiences. First and foremost, this will be the most important thing: making the standard easy to understand so that it can truly be used.
In addition, iiRDS should also be applied in other standards and should ideally play a role in Industry 4.0. tekom’s representatives will also have to play their part in promoting iiRDS accordingly.
- What are you looking forward to in the internal work of the Consortium?
For one thing, I am particularly looking forward to working together and exchanging ideas with a wide variety of colleagues, most of whom have been working together for years.
At the same time, I am looking forward to the further development of the standard, to thinking ahead of the standard, and to the support of modern information services.
- Which practical implementations do you see for using iiRDS in your company – now and in the future?
As a software vendor, we are particularly interested in the standardization of various interfaces. Whether information import and export, use of information on operating panels, provision on an information platform… all this can run via iiRDS, so that individual interfaces can be greatly reduced.
- Where do you see iiRDS three years from now?
Now that is a good question. We cannot see into the future. However, iiRDS has the potential to become widespread. Companies can thus develop entire information supply chains that ensure that modular information is provided from the component supplier to the machine manufacturer to the plant manufacturer to the operator in such a way that the end user can find a suitable answer to his question before he expresses it.
Many thanks, Rainer Börsig!
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