The European Metrology Cloud
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), 10587 Berlin, Germany
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While facing an increasingly globalized market place, the ever-increasing drive for efficiency and rapidly developing consumer demands make the successful digital transformation of Legal Metrology unavoidable. This will include the use of contemporary technologies, such as embedded systems, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and Big-data. There is a need for legally compatible system architectures, digital services and an appropriate infrastructure to benefit the industry, the notified bodies and the market surveillance authorities, by removing barriers to innovation and reducing costs and time to market for new products which use these technologies. This paper focuses on the development of a digital quality infrastructure; the “European Metrology Cloud”, designed to support the processes of conformity assessment and market surveillance and the development of reference architectures and new technology-and data-driven services for this infrastructure, fostering the digital single market that the European Commission envisions.
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