Free PPMP from Bosch makes Industry 4.0 open for all
German industry colossus Bosch is proposing a new data exchange standard, Production Performance Management Protocol (PPMP), for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), a.k.a. Industry 4.0 in Germany. PPMP is designed to facilitate the interplay of partners in different technology segments and vertical markets. Remarkably, Bosch characterizes the protocol as an open, common language for machines.