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Edge Computing and Electronic Flow Measurement Modules for Ignition

  Edge computing for use in the oil & gas industry Internet of Things IIoT applications is on the rise. Five years ago, cloud computing was the focus of almost all predictions; however, automation suppliers are now implementing modules that increase the importance and productivity of edge computing devices. Cloud computing, which sends data to an…

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The Evolution of Edge Computing Supporting SCADA

Edge computing is the next step in the evolution of computing supply and demand. SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) is a computer system for gathering and analyzing real-time data. Many systems rely on “the Cloud” for data transfer but even the cloud has its limits. The heavy work is done at the Cloud’s edge.…

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Cirrus Link Solutions MQTT Server Resources Make SCADA Solutions Possible

Cirrus Link Solutions MQTT Server Resources Make SCADA Solutions Possible

  When choosing a technical partner for your MQTT server infrastructure and SCADA and IIoT needs, make sure that they offer additional resources. You need a partner that can provide you ample support before, during and after installation; one that provides resources readily available when you need them.   Cirrus Link Solutions is an innovative technical partner…

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Application Note: MQTT Recorder Module

The MQTT Recorder module receives a block of data from an MQTT Server and enters it as a record into a database table. For years data has been created in PLC’s, RTU’s and HMI’s that represent a record of information such as a ticket for a transaction. With the limitations of register-based communication protocols this…

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Summary – MQTT Server Webinar Explaining Redundancy and Security

On November 6th, 2019, Cirrus Link Solutions’ President, Arlen Nipper (co-inventor of MQTT), conducted a webinar on MQTT Server Environments. The webinar, titled “How to Create a Secure, Redundant, Highly Available MQTT Environment”, is the 3rd in a series and addressed best practices in using MQTT, defined how to configure the Chariot MQTT Server, and…

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Edge Computing Cloud Injector Module Essentials

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  

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

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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