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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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MQTT IIoT Recipe for Ignition

Check out this presentation that shows each component of a MQTT architecture in Ignition. It contains how-tos for setting up and end-to-end solution that gathers data to send to the cloud.  This presentation includes the following:  How to install an Ignition Gateway How to install a MQTT server How to install the MQTT modules for…

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Eclipse TAHU Provides Open Standards for Digital Transformation

By: Kurt Hochanadel, Director of Sales and Marketing at Cirrus Link Solutions  KANSAS CITY, February 18th, 2019 – The progression of Digital Transformation has had one primary issue to overcome: access to consumable Operational Data (OT) for Information Technology (IT) enterprise services. This is important in order to access services for data analytics and Artificial Intelligence…

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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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