... 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 Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0.

It has been a long way from the first idea of developing a standard that is able to process and deliver intelligent information until today.

News about iiRDS and the Consortium

iiRDS Open Toolkit Online

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 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.

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 to 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 (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 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 doucmentation in the download section (after login).

iiRDS Release 1.0.1

The internal Working Group “Development” of the iiRDS Consortium worked intensely since the publication of version 1.0: On July 12, 2019, the iiRDS version 1.0.1 was published.

iiRDS Consortium: Become a Member

The iiRDS Consortium is responsible for the further development of the standard. With over 30 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 Industrie 4.0 listing iiRDS

If you are technically interested in how iiRDS works, feel free to register in the menu on top of this page to have a look at the specification and the RDF schemes.

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