New year, new options for MQTT

Posted by Janice Colmer on Dec 23, 2020 12:58:03 PM

Join HiveMQ and Opto 22 for an introduction to MQTT Sparkplug: Plug 'n Play Interoperability for IIoT.

You might recognize HiveMQ as one of the world's leading educators on MQTT. The enterprise-class HiveMQ MQTT broker has been helping companies like BMW, Daimler, Moen, and Acer connect devices to the Internet securely and scalably since 2012. It has made them one of the fastest growing companies in Germany. Opto 22 recently partnered with HiveMQ to demonstrate the power of MQTT/Sparkplug B on products like groov RIO for an upcoming webinar.


A key challenge of IIoT deployments is integrating and sharing data between different systems and services. Many IIoT architectures become a complex set of integrations between hardware devices and software services. Even with MQTT as the hub of an IIoT system, true interoperability can be difficult to achieve.

Sparkplug is an emerging new specification built on top of MQTT that aims to break down the data silos created by pairwise integrations commonly found in IIoT architectures. Where MQTT allows for IIoT systems to decouple operations data from specific applications, Sparkplug defines a common format for MQTT data exchange that promotes plug 'n play interoperability between hardware solutions and software solutions.

HiveMQJoin us for a webcast where we'll introduce the key concepts of MQTT Sparkplug and show how it can promote simplified IIoT architectures.

And if you aren't familiar with HiveMQ, we will also do a live demonstration showcasing how to connect industrial field devices to HiveMQ's broker using the Sparkplug client embedded in Opto 22’s groov RIO edge I/O, then visualize Sparkplug messages in an enterprise time-series database.

In just 15 minutes we will demonstrate how simple it is to achieve plug ’n play interoperability for IIoT solutions. And there will be plenty of time for Q&A as well.

Please make plans to attend. Register today.

Webinar: Introduction to MQTT Sparkplug: Plug 'n Play Interoperability for IIoT
Hosts: HiveMQ and Opto 22
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am PST



Topics: MQTT, groov RIO, webinar

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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