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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is

a subdiscipline of IoT, which describes IP-enabled systems in factories, offices and other commercial (and sometimes government) facilities.
the part of the Internet of Things (IoT) that focuses on how smart machines, networked sensors and sensor analytics can help improve business-to-business (B2B) initiatives across a wide variety of industries, especially manufacturing.[1]
[t]he sensors, instruments, machines, and other devices that are networked together and use Internet connectivity to enhance industrial and manufacturing business processes and applications.[2]

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"The Industrial Internet will transform many industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, agriculture, mining, transportation and healthcare. Collectively, these account for nearly two-thirds of the world economy. As society evolves towards an integrated digital-human workforce, the Industrial Internet will redefine the new types of new jobs to be created, and will reshape the very nature of work."[3]

"The manufacturing industry has begun to adopt commercial IoT applications. Referred to as industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), networked machines in a production facility can communicate and share information with a goal of improving efficiency, productivity, and performance. The application of IIoT can vary significantly, from detecting corrosion inside a refinery pipe to providing real-time production data. Currently in North America, there are more consumer IoT connections than IIoT connections, but this may change in the future. IIoT has the potential to transform a variety of industries, including manufacturing, chemicals, food and beverage, automotive, and steel. The incorporation of IIoT and analytics is viewed by experts as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or 4IR."[4]

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