Overcoming challenges to digital transformation

Article published in International Society of Automation: “Although there are certainly challenges to improving the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and creating real digital transformation, today there are solid tools that can really help us. And some of this work is becoming easier than ever. For example, web browsers and cell phones are very easy…

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IoT for All Podcast: Cirrus Link Solution’s Arlen Nipper on Building MQTT and its Role in IIoT

Podcast by IoT for All: “In this episode of the IoT For All Podcast, we sit down with the co-creator of MQTT and President of Cirrus Link Solutions, Arlen Nipper, to talk about MQTT and its role in the industrial sector. To kick off the episode, Arlen shared his own background and the road that led…

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Sparkplug: Open Source Technology to Bridge the OT-IT Gap

Article published in Industrial IoT News: “One of the primary pain points in Industrial IoT (IIoT) is disparate systems with both modern and legacy assets. Companies in any industry ranging from oil and gas to manufacturing can hardly imagine a world where they can choose any vendor’s hardware, plug it into their network, and have…

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Connecting disparate industrial systems to AWS using Ignition Edge

Enabling operational data connectivity to AWS IoT Greengrass seamlessly extends AWS to the edge to provide tools to act locally on the OT data, while still using the cloud for management, analytics, and durable storage. With AWS IoT Greengrass and the Cirrus Link MQTT Transmission module on the Ignition platform from Inductive Automation, industrial data from PLCs, RTUs and sensors can…

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Application Note: MQTT Recorder Module

The MQTT Recorder module receives a block of data from an MQTT Server and enters it as a record into a database table. For years data has been created in PLC’s, RTU’s and HMI’s that represent a record of information such as a ticket for a transaction. With the limitations of register-based communication protocols this…

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Efficient IIoT Communications: A Comparison of MQTT, OPC-UA, HTTP, and Modbus

Johnathan Hottell, the SCADA Supervisor from EXCO Resources, Inc. prepared this presentation for at the Ignition Oil & GAS Community Conference.  It gives great insight from the benchmark testing he carried out to compare different IIoT communication protocols.  He also details which protocol is best suited for different IIoT applications and backs up his findings…

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New Video: Sending Data to the Cloud

Check out the latest Cirrus Link video on “Sending Data to the Cloud”. This video shows how our Injector modules can save money, and still access all the tools that cloud services have to offer.  Click the image to go to the video

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Virtual Meetup with the Eclipse Foundation

March 14th, 2019 In this video, Cirrus Link’s engineers explain the history, concepts, and reasoning behind the need for and creation of the Sparkplug specification. They cover the technical details of Sparkplug and also how this ultimately lead to the creation of the Eclipse Tahu project. They give a demonstration of Cirrus Link Solutions Sparkplug…

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Webinar Recording: Implementing IIoT, MQTT Explained and how it Simplifies Digital Transformation

In this recording, President of Cirrus Link, Arlen Nipper (co-inventor of MQTT), and Director of Sales and Marketing, Kurt Hochanadel, demonstrate the power of MQTT. The presentation steps through the concepts of a solution using MQTT and Sparkplug, highlight where it is used, and how it enables Digital Transformation. Make sure to join us for part…

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MQTT IIoT Recipe for Ignition

Check out this presentation that shows each component of a MQTT architecture in Ignition. It contains how-tos for setting up and end-to-end solution that gathers data to send to the cloud.  This presentation includes the following:  How to install an Ignition Gateway How to install a MQTT server How to install the MQTT modules for…

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Eclipse TAHU Provides Open Standards for Digital Transformation

By: Kurt Hochanadel, Director of Sales and Marketing at Cirrus Link Solutions  KANSAS CITY, February 18th, 2019 – The progression of Digital Transformation has had one primary issue to overcome: access to consumable Operational Data (OT) for Information Technology (IT) enterprise services. This is important in order to access services for data analytics and Artificial Intelligence…

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