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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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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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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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