New Automation 101 video explains Sparkplug for MQTT

Posted by Janice Colmer on Dec 10, 2018 11:13:46 AM

The industrial MQTT communication protocol is a powerful tool that allows you to exchange device data freely among devices and applications, with little or no IT involvement.

Its simplicity and flexibility make it a popular choice for today's IIoT applications. Adding the open-source Sparkplug specification to MQTT adds even more structure and better support for industrial applications.

In this new video, Opto 22 engineer Terry Orchard takes you through a tutorial on using MQTT with Sparkplug, and how it enhances the following MQTT functions: 

  • State Management
  • Topic Name Space
  • Payload Format

The video explains these differences and shows how they apply to the use of MQTT in industrial automation.

Intro to MQTT with SparkplugWATCH VIDEO


If you're new to MQTT or the publish-subscribe architecture, then you'll first want to check out our MQTT introductory video. This will give you a good overview of how the MQTT model works.

MQTT is also included in groov EPIC (Edge Programmable Industrial Controller). Learn more about the MQTT advantages and see a groov EPIC architecture example using MQTT/Sparkplug.

And as always, our pre-sales engineering team is ready to answer your questions!
Email systemseng@opto22.com or call +1-951-695-3000.


Topics: IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, MQTT, Ignition Edge, groov EPIC, Sparkplug

Written by Janice Colmer

Janice has worked at Opto 22 for more than 16 years and is part of the marketing team that strives to share new and relevant content with the automation industry. She enjoys books, camping, country music, and spending time with family and friends.
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