Posts by Cirrus Link

Edge Computing Cloud Injector Module Essentials

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Edge computing is essential in many industries where data collection and analysis must occur quickly. Properly architected edge computing solutions result in improved operational efficiency, performance and safety. In today’s “always-on” industrial environments, minimized downtime is critical. Keeping data flowing often requires an edge computing environment that is scalable, flexible and not limited to a…

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The Co-Inventor of MQTT Enabling MQTT Server and Edge Device Solutions for IIOT Founded Cirrus Link Solutions  

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Cirrus Link Solutions’ founder and CTO, Arlen Nipper, is one of the two inventors of MQTT. He began working with embedded computers as a coop-student with Amoco pipeline in 1978. His professional career started as a SCADA engineer for the pipeline and transportation divisions of Koch Industries. His work in SCADA, responding to the need for…

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MQTT Edge Devices Start With Expert Partnerships

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Inductive Automation, one of the fastest-growing SCADA and HMI companies and Cirrus Link Solutions have partnered to produce a superior SCADA/IIoT experience with the Ignition Edge MQTT Software solution. Cirrus Link Solution’s Edge MQTT software turns virtually any field device, such as a touch panel, Industrial PC or a client terminal, into lightweight, MQTT-enabled edge…

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Cirrus Link’s Key Role in the Evolution of Edge Devices & MQTT

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Cirrus Link at its foundation has been enabling Edge Devices for over 20 years with our direct involvement in the invention of the MQTT protocol.  MQTT is the standard protocol used for IoT solutions.  MQTT is a simple, lightweight, publish-and-subscribe protocol that was open-sourced by the Eclipse Foundation under the PAHU project name, and became an…

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Edge Computing – Making the Right Choices at the Edge

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When considering edge computing IoT architectures, many individuals allow expedience and technology to drive their decisions. This can lead to disaster. A successful edge computing solution requires careful consideration of end goals. Each component of your architecture must perform and deliver according to your needs. Since the amount of IoT-generated data rapidly increases, selecting the…

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Edge Device Using Sparkplug Specification Crucial in MQTT Infrastructure

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  In the context of IIoT, edge device and edge computing refer to the infrastructure that exists close to the sources of data. More specifically, edge device includes various computing devices that reside away from the centralized computing available in the cloud. For example, SCADA systems, and time-series databases which aggregate data from a variety…

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The Chariot MQTT Server – Understanding and Utilization

Understanding and Utilization the Chariot MQTT Server

An MQTT server uses a machine-to-machine protocol called Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT). This protocol is designed to facilitate lightweight publish/subscribe message transportation for low-bandwidth, high-latency networks. It minimizes network bandwidth and resource requirements while ensuring reliability by keeping packet headers as small as possible. MQTT servers are utilized for a variety of IoT devices,…

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Cirrus Link Solutions adds another Project to the Eclipse Foundation

IoT innovator joins to further enable the Eclipse IoT Working Group success KANSAS CITY, August 08, 2018 — Cirrus Link Solutions, LLC announced today that it has joined the Eclipse Foundation, the platform for open collaboration and innovation. Cirrus Link joins Bosch, CA Technologies, Fujitsu, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, SAP, and more than 275…

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Simply Connect Ignition and AWS Greengrass for Machine Learning

Bridging the OT IT gaps is now easier using the tools offered by the Ignition Platform with the Cirrus Link MQTT Transmission Module and AWS’s Greengrass product offerings. The Ignition software from Inductive Automation is the industry leading SCADA/HMI platform, which utilizes the MQTT Transmission Module to securely send data using MQTT. AWS Greengrass is…

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MQTT Demo – Learn about MQTT & Ignition for IIoT

February 23, 2018 Check out Arlen Nipper’s MQTT demo video. It covers the basics on MQTT modules, MQTT architectures and benefits of MQTT solutions.  Watch how with MQTT, Ignition self discovers over 50,000 tags and their meta data in seconds. Check the MQTT Demo out here.

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