In early 2009, the membership of the POSC Caesar Association (PCA) and FIATECH organizations formed an implementation project called Camelot. Their mission was to provide an implementation of ISO 15926, Part 7 and include support for a prototype Parts 8 and 9.
The Camelot project demonstrated and delivered a set of free, public domain, open-source software tools, now called iRINGTools, intended to be used in production settings and provide software vendors with a usage pattern of ISO 15926.
With the success of the Camelot project and availability of an open source solution, an iRING User Group was formed. This group established an online community of users, companies, and organizations with a common interest in solutions that implement iRING protocols to address their information interoperability and integration challenges.
The resulting solution – and the set of standards, reference data and protocols compliant with ISO 15926 – is called iRING (ISO 15926 Realtime Interoperability Network Grid or iRING). The sole purpose of iRING is the delivery of production-ready protocols and software that take advantage of the existing ISO 15926 standard.