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Introduction to MQTT Sparkplug: Plug'n'Play Interoperability for IIoT

64 Minutes

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  • 07:55 - Introduction to MQTT technology
  • 14:06 - Introduction to Sparkplug
  • 15:07 - Sparkplug key concepts
  • 18:00 - MQTT Sparkplug architecture
  • 21:18 - Edge of Network (EoN) Nodes
  • 22:21 - MQTT Application Nodes
  • 23:19 - MQTT broker
  • 24:45 - HiveMQ MQTT Platform
  • 28:00 - Demo
  • 54:30 - Q&A

Webinar Overview

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 โ€™n play interoperability between hardware solutions and software solutions.

In this webcast, we will introduce the key concepts of MQTT Sparkplug and show how it can promote simplified IIoT architectures. We will also do a live demonstration that will showcase connecting industrial field devices to HiveMQโ€™s MQTT broker using the Sparkplug client embedded in Opto 22โ€™s groov RIO edge I/O and then visualize Sparkplug messages in an enterprise time-series database. In just 15 minutes we will demonstrate the simplicity of creating plug โ€™n play interoperability for IIoT solutions.

Here are some resources about Sparkplug: Sparkplug Essentials

Here are some resources about groov RIO:

Dominik Obermaier

Dominik Obermaier is CTO and co-founder of HiveMQ. He is a member of the OASIS Technical Committee and is part of the standardization committee for MQTT 3.1.1 and MQTT 5. He is the co-author of the book โ€œThe Technical Foundations of IoTโ€ and a frequent speaker on IoT, MQTT, and messaging.

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Benson Hougland

Benson Hougland is VP of Marketing & Product Strategy at Opto 22. Benson has three decades of experience in manufacturing automation. In his role as the Vice President of Opto 22, Benson brings awareness to the new lines of products released by the company and still finds time to be hands-on with the hardware and software.

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