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Standard & Intellectual property of BII Group
Standard & Intellectual property of BII Group

In recent years, China has made great progress in the international standardization, and new fields of the international rules and regulations “active participation in the network, deep sea, polar, aerospace” was listed in “13th Five-Year Plan”. Standardization has become the basic guarantee of leading quality improvement, optimizing industrial structure, guaranteeing the improvement of people's livelihood and serving the urban construction and management. 

BII Group focuses on the core technology research and development in IPv6, SDN/NFV, DNS root system and smart energy, meets market-oriented common demand, bases on internationalization and launches the ISO/IEC/IEEE 18880 series of international standards, IPv6 protocol test standards, SDN basic agreement OpenFlow test standards, which leads and participates in more than 30 international, national, industry, alliance/group standards, with more than 100 core invention patents in the IP field, awarded as Beijing Z-Park Standardization Demonstration Enterprise in 2016.

BII Group leads to make ISO/IEC/IEEE 18880 standards and gets through the “entrance” of IoT

On March 2nd 2015, the international standardization organization ISO/IEC, the IEEE 1888 standard, with BII as the president and jointly launched by China Telecom and other enterprises both at home and abroad, was officially approved through the last round of voting by ISO/IEC/IEEE 18880, which enabled it to become the first international ISO/IEC standard in internet of energy, and the final issue No. is ISO/IEC/IEEE 18880.

The full name of the IEEE 1888 Standard is IEEE 1888- IEEE Standard for Ubiquitous Green Community Control Network Protocol. In June 2008, BII Group took the initiative to establish the IEEE 1888 Work Group under the guidance of the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Zhongguancun Administration Committee. Meanwhile, it collaborated with famous enterprises and higher learning institutions, such as China Telecom, Tsinghua University, Intel, the University of Tokyo, Beijing Jiaotong University and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, to explore the internationally advanced technical standards which aim for green energy and combines ICT with energy conservation and emission reduction. In March 2011, the IEEE officially approved of and issued the IEEE 1888 Ubiquitous Green Community Control Network International Standard. The IEEE speaks highly of the IEEE 1888 Standard by saying that:“IEEE 1888 Standard is an innovative technology from China, a standard that is accepted by manufacturers across the world, an important achievement of Chinese innovation and international cooperation as well as a symbolic global standard of the IEEE in green energy and the Internet of Things.”

With the ISO/IEC/IEEE 18880 standard, power, water and gas can be digitized, with applied big data, cloud computing, and other emerging internet technology, to boost energy efficiency, enhance energy conservation and emission reduction. Based on the ISO/IEC/IEEE 18880, there will be an industrial chain that ranges through end products, multi-protocol gateways, storage systems, smart analysis platforms, interface of visualization, certificating and security systems, network administration and billing systems, system integration, certificating and testing, and contracted energy management service.

ISO/IEC/IEEE 18880, throughout its development till now, has successfully deployed many pilot projects and commercial solutions in China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, India, and other places across the globe. Some of the projects not only bolster the productivity among many companies, but save more than 45% energy, which has given birth to many new commercial opportunities and business models.

Since its issuance, the ISO/IEC/IEEE 18880 Standard has won a series of honors. In September 2011, it was awarded Prize for Remarkable Contribution to IEEE Standardization. In November 2011, the ISO/IEC/IEEE 18880 Standard won the Second-Level Prize of Scientific and Technological Progress granted by China Communications and Standards Association, and BII and China Telecom were directly recommended as candidates for the National Prize of Scientific and Technological Progress 2012. In 2012, it was selected as the head of the Zhongguancun Top 10 Innovative Standards.

IEEE-SA Standards Board Appoints Liu Dong as a New Board Member

In December, 2017, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) officially appointed Liu Dong, president and CEO of BII Group, as IEEE-SA Standards Board member. The mandate starts from January 1, 2018 and Liu Dong is responsible for the initiation, approval and review of IEEE International standards. Liu Dong has served as board member of IEEE-SA from 2016 to 2017, fully participating in the strategic decision-making and operation management of IEEE Standard Association. In the future, Liu Dong will not only participates in the operation of IEEE Standards Association, but also delves into the core development and formulation of IEEE Standards, including approving the launch of IEEE Standards project, reviewing it to reach a consensus, issuing Chinese voice at the core of global standardization, and helping Chinese standards to go global.

International standards BII Group participates in or dominates (part)

IEEE 1888.1- Control and Management