... the New Standard for Requesting and Delivering Intelligent Information


... Defines Metadata for Making Information Requests


... Defines the Packet Format for Dynamic Information Delivery


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iiRDS – The International Standard for intelligent information Request and Delivery

tekom welcomes you to the growing home of iiRDS – the standard that enables dynamic information request and delivery in the era of the Industrial Internet of Things, Industrie 4.0 and in the context of Smart Factories. It has been a long way from the first idea of developing a standard that is able to deliver intelligent information. Dive in and discover where iiRDS is today!

News about iiRDS and the Consortium

New iiRDS Consortium Members

Since May 2023, text-it Produktdokumentation GmbH is a member of the iiRDS consortium, doctima GmbH joined in July 2023. We welcome both companies to the Consortium and look forward to a good cooperation. Get in touch with us to become a member and help to shape the standard actively!

Webinars on the benefits and use of iiRDS

The tekom Europe webinars with iiRDS Consortium members as speakers provide an "Introduction to iiRDS" and further information on the "Implementation of iiRDS in industry companies". Get an overview of the scope and tools of iiRDS and information on the practical implementation of iiRDS with use cases.

iiRDS Whitepaper available now

Our whitepaper "From Manual to 'Information on Demand' with iiRDS" provides basic information on the framework, approach and benefits of iiRDS in the the era of the Industrial Internet of Things, Industrie 4.0 and in the context of Smart Factories.

iiRDS Tools - Validation Tool and Open Toolkit

Validate your iiRDS packages now quickly and easily with our iiRDS Validation Tool. Have you ever been interested in creating an iiRDS package with your own content? Our iiRDS Open Toolkit enables you to do exactly this! Create your iiRDS package in only a few steps. The tool is free and no data leaves your computer. Go check it out!

iiRDS Version 1.1 Release

iiRDS version 1.1 was released on November 3, 2020. The version offers some new facets as the harmonization with VDI 2770, the addition of nested packages and "actions" as a docking point for your extensions.

iiRDS / VDI 2770 Implementation Guide: tekom Publication

The iiRDS / VDI 2770 Implementation Guide is now published. Developed by iiRDS Consortium Members, the tekom publication is a guide for implementers who want to transform iiRDS packages into VDI 2770-compliant packages.

iiRDS YouTube channel - Watch Recordings of iiRDS Webinars and Presentations

The webinar "Introducing iiRDS" is divided into six parts introducing iiRDS and covering the following topics: about intelligent information, about iiRDS, iiRDS metadata, iiRDS in practice, tools for iiRDS, iiRDS Consortium and related standards. At the tcworld conference 2022, the iiRDS Consortium presented the latest developments as well as several use cases. If you missed the conference or webinars, you can now watch the recorded sessions online in our iiRDS YouTube channel.

Information Dynamics with iiRDS as added value of VDI 2770

In the past years, the iiRDS Consortium maintained a continuous cooperation with VDI 2770 with the aim of bringing both standards in line. A small extract of this was presented at the virtual expert forum organized by the VDI for the launch of the VDI 2770: with the example of the iiBot, the added value that iiRDS brings to VDI2770 was displayed.

Click on the image to listen to the presentation (only in German).

How our documentation learned to speak - Using a documentation for a chatbot, is that even possible?

The iiBot, a chatbot project leaning on iiRDS, was developed in cooperation of several companies of the iiRDS Consortium in 2019. This presentation held by the involved companies is an introduction into the project how the iiBot learned to speak and was recorded at the virtual tekom SummerCon 2020.

Click on the image to listen to the presentation on Youtube (only in German).

Experts on the Standard at the iiRDS Café

Some iiRDS experts gathered together at the iiRDS Café which took place at the tcworld Conference in Stuttgart, 2019. As part of this event, we asked some members of the iiRDS Consortium how they see the standard for intelligent information request and delivery and its future potential.

Click on the image to watch the video on Youtube.

iiRDS – The International Standard for Intelligent Information Request and Delivery

iiRDS is the standard that enables dynamic information request and delivery in the era of the Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0. The video gives a short introduction into the standard and explains the aims of the iiRDS Consortium which is responsible for the development of the standard since 2018.

Click on the image to see the introduction video.

iiRDS Sample Content Published

In order for you and your company to understand better how iiRDS works, iiRDS sample content is published. You can access two iiRDS packages as well as the documentation in the download section (after login).

iiRDS in Standardization Roadmap Industry 4.0

The iiRDS Consortium reached a milestone: the standard for intelligent information request and delivery is introduced in the German Standardization Roadmap Industry 4.0 by DIN / DKE which was published in July 2020.

iiRDS Consortium: Become a Member

The iiRDS Consortium is responsible for the further development of the standard. With 25 international members, we are looking forward to exciting future developments.

Get in touch with us to become a member and help to shape the standard actively!

What Is iiRDS, Exactly? A Short Introduction

What is iiRDS all about? What does "intelligent information request and delivery" aim at? Get a short introduction of the basic idea, how the project started and what developed out of it.

Our Milestones

March 2016: Foundation of the tekom Working Group Information 4.0

April 2017: First Public Working Draft 

October 2017: Request for Comments

January 2018: Foundation of the iiRDS Consortium

April 2018: Release of Version 1.0

July 2019: Release of Version 1.0.1

October 2019: iiRDS Sample Content Published

November 2019: iiBot presented at the tcworld conference

July 2020: Publication of Standardization Roadmap Industry 4.0 listing

November 2020: Release of Version 1.1

November 2022: iiRDS Validation Tool Published

EU Funding

This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 951972.

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