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Peter J. Photos of Streamline Innovations in front of a live HMI view from one the company's processing plants.

Today’s Digital Transformation Reality

Sept. 20, 2019
Dana Inc. and Streamline Innovations show how digital transformations can start today in the discrete and process industries using Ignition to overcome legacy infrastructure’s...
'The genie is out of the bottle on open source. There’s no going back to the proprietary model.' —Andy Stanford-Clark, IBM CTO and co-inventor of MQTT.

Open Source Software Is Changing Automation

Sept. 27, 2018
Panel shares insights on how the growing complexity of software applications and end user demands are driving industrial automation toward an open source future.
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Is MQTT Winning the Industrial IoT Race?

Sept. 28, 2017
As a number of protocols compete in the IIoT space, the support for MQTT across automation technology suppliers is gaining greater speed, and giving OEMs a tool to transform their...
Illustration highlights IgnitionEdge MQTT functions. IgnitionEdge products will be released in March 2017.

A Sharper Focus on the Edge

Feb. 9, 2017
In the last year there has been a clear shift—not away from cloud computing entirely—but decidedly more toward the use of edge computing for Industrial Internet of Things applications...
Steve Hechtman, president and CEO of Inductive Automation

The Next-Generation IIoT Infrastructure

Sept. 23, 2016
Inductive Automation rolled out a new version of its HMI/SCADA system that leverages a partnership with Cirrus Link to bring a new approach of decoupling devices from applications...
This image from Arlen Nipper’s presentation on applying message oriented middleware (MOM) to operational systems shows the basic MOM topology underlying MQTT’s application.

Will Messaging Eliminate Proprietary Protocols?

July 21, 2016
Driven by interest in the Internet of Things, the spotlight on MQTT and the possibilities it holds for simplifying and optimizing industrial networking communications is intensifying...
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The Coming Automation Platform Paradigm

Feb. 17, 2016
New technology introductions aside, the automation industry appears much the same as it has for the past few decades. But in key corners, movements are underway that could dramatically...

Articles & News

SignalFire Pressure Scout for remote pressure monitoring and alarming in the field.

SignalFire Ranger Achieves Sparkplug Compatibility

April 27, 2023
The cellular field device signal transmitter is reportedly the first field device to pass the Sparkplug Compatibility Program
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Cirrus Link Announces IoT Bridge to Connect OT Data to Microsoft Azure

Jan. 29, 2023
Automatically connect MQTT Sparkplug models to Azure to accelerate industrial IoT time-to-value.

Can SCADA/HMI Software Be Enterprise Software?

Sept. 28, 2022
On its own, the answer is clearly “no.” But when SCADA/HMI is the core of the platform, as it is with Ignition, Inductive Automation is demonstrating how the software can be used...
This image depicts how MQTT Sparkplug can be used to reduce the complexity of industrial device communications and connectivity. Source: Eclipse Sparkplug Working Group.

Plug-and-Play Coming to Industrial IoT

June 14, 2022
Launch of the Sparkplug Compatibility Program enables automation technology suppliers to certify compatibility with the Eclipse Sparkplug protocol and MQTT-based Internet of Things...
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Why the MQTT Protocol is So Popular

This first installment in a four-part series on key industrial network technologies explains how an ultra lightweight data transfer protocol became a widely used data gathering...
This illustration depicts the MQTT infrastructure. Source: Cirrus Link.

Securing MQTT Messages

Nov. 9, 2021
The use of a message broker in MQTT communications addresses some industrial networking security concerns, but not all of them. The co-inventor of the technology offers tips on...
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Delivering IIoT Data Across the Enterprise

July 1, 2020
How the Sparkplug Working Group is defining data transmitted using MQTT for use by any system, anywhere.

What Pub/Sub Means for Industrial Networks

The publish/subscribe communication paradigm promises an era of real-time data exchange and increased flexibility to support next-generation IIoT applications and flexible manufacturing...
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Tools to Help the Digital Transformation

Feb. 9, 2020
Inductive Automation rolled out enhancements to its Ignition Edge industrial application platform and new partner and development communities that will help turn data into actionable...
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Work on IoT Device Communication Standardization Begins

Feb. 6, 2020
The Eclipse Foundation creates a working group to support the continued development and adoption of Sparkplug, the specification that addresses MQTT interoperability issues and...

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How OPC UA and MQTT Enable Interoperability

June 24, 2022
A look at how the OPC UA and MQTT industrial communications methods enable interoperability between automation devices and systems.
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MQTT Security and Industrial Networking Trends

Dec. 10, 2021
Understanding MQTT’s inherent and additional security configuration features and the key trends impacting industrial networking technologies.

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Inductive Automation partners with Cirrus Link to bring MQTT modules to Inductive’s Ignition platform. Illustrated here is how Ignition connects the manufacturing floor and enterprise. Source: Inductive Automation

Communication: Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

Sept. 8, 2017
Among MQTT, OPC UA, RESTful APIs and other protocols and standards, which is the best to use for IIoT applications? The answer is yes.
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Remote Monitoring with Legacy Equipment

June 6, 2017
The foremost application of the Industrial Internet of Things is remote monitoring. With the help of MQTT, the grain industry demonstrates how to leverage a multi-protocol, legacy...
Taking on the Interoperability Challenge

Taking on the Interoperability Challenge

Nov. 22, 2016
From new collaborative specifications to messaging middleware, industry groups and technology suppliers are scrambling to design a seamless way to integrate the Industrial Internet...
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IIoT: The Cornerstone of the Digital Enterprise

Oct. 18, 2016
The automation industry is evolving and gaining tremendous value from the Industrial Internet of Things, laying the groundwork for the next era in smart manufacturing.