MQTT represents a paradigm shift in industrial process control communication, is the primary communication protocol for IoT, and is anticipated to be the standard communication protocol for networked industrial process control devices – the IIoT.
A strategic opportunity may exist for an early market technology leader with a proven low-cost operations stack consisting of IIoT MQTT endpoints (with optional “intelligence at the edge”) providing data which directly result in the creation of orders or material movements in an ERP system, at a cost acceptable to SMEs. MQTT is still new technology for process control, and significant interest may also come from large enterprise investigative projects as they learn and find new strategies.
End-user MQTT References:
- Processing Magazine “Q&A: The evolution of MQTT for IIoT.”
Flow Control Magazine “How MQTT is advancing automation and control.”
- OMRON NX102 Machine Automation Controller (example PLC with MQTT).
- ISA Interchange “Why MQTT Is an Ideal Connectivity Protocol for the Industrial Internet of Things.”
- Siemens Cloud Connect (uses MQTT as cloud protocol to transferring data to MindSphere, the “IoT Operating System from Siemens”).
- Automation World “Is MQTT Winning the Industrial IoT Race?”
- ProfiNet Control Newsletter “MQTT, open SCADA publish/subscribe protocol is getting what it needs to go industrial.”
- MQTT Buddy “5 helpful scenarios where MQTT can be used for Industrial Automation.”
Video and podcast interviews with Arlen Nipper, co-creator of MQTT.
- Arlen Nipper Ted Talk 2012.
- Arlen Nipper Interview on IoT For All podcast.
- Arlen Nipper Interview on Human & Machine podcast.