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MQTT Edge Devices Start With Expert Partnerships

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

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

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

  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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Understanding and Utilization the Chariot MQTT Server

The Chariot MQTT Server – Understanding and Utilization

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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White Paper: Digital Transformation Made Easy with Ignition and MQTT

Download the PDF here. Executive Summary The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has gained attention by progressive leaders and new trends are driving a need for change. Data scientists are now tasked with connecting to the factory floor in order to utilize Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Digital Transformation will lead to…

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Efficient IIoT Communications: A Comparison of MQTT, OPC-UA, HTTP, and Modbus

Johnathan Hottell, the SCADA Supervisor from EXCO Resources, Inc. prepared this presentation for at the Ignition Oil & GAS Community Conference.  It gives great insight from the benchmark testing he carried out to compare different IIoT communication protocols.  He also details which protocol is best suited for different IIoT applications and backs up his findings…

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New Video: Sending Data to the Cloud

Check out the latest Cirrus Link video on “Sending Data to the Cloud”. This video shows how our Injector modules can save money, and still access all the tools that cloud services have to offer.  Click the image to go to the video

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Virtual Meetup with the Eclipse Foundation

March 14th, 2019 In this video, Cirrus Link’s engineers explain the history, concepts, and reasoning behind the need for and creation of the Sparkplug specification. They cover the technical details of Sparkplug and also how this ultimately lead to the creation of the Eclipse Tahu project. They give a demonstration of Cirrus Link Solutions Sparkplug…

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Webinar Recording: Implementing IIoT, MQTT Explained and how it Simplifies Digital Transformation

In this recording, President of Cirrus Link, Arlen Nipper (co-inventor of MQTT), and Director of Sales and Marketing, Kurt Hochanadel, demonstrate the power of MQTT. The presentation steps through the concepts of a solution using MQTT and Sparkplug, highlight where it is used, and how it enables Digital Transformation. Make sure to join us for part…

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