Is JSON supported in MQTT / Ignition?

Yes, JSON Advanced setting has been added for MQTT Topic Publisher on cMT Series models. Aside from being compatible with the existing simple JSON format, this function allows users to define JSON format with more flexible structure tailored to the cloud device they use. With this function added, data transferred to the cloud can be…

How do I use JSON with Ignition MQTT Engine?

Tech Note 5119, “Using Ignition MQTT Engine with Maple Systems HMIs” provides set-by-step instructions on how to setup the Ignition MQTT Engine, custom topics, and JSON payloads. The Tech Note assumes that the user already has the Ignition platform installed along with the MQTT Engine and MQTT Distributor (or other MQTT Server infrastructure). For instructions…

How do I set-up MQTT?

Tech Note 5111, “MQTT Set Up,” walks through the steps necessary to configure a Maple Systems HMI as an edge gateway for an MQTT network. There are 4 main tasks that are addressed in the tech note: A project will be created that enables the HMI to act as an MQTT publisher. HMI memory addresses…

Define Broker (aka Server)

A fundamental advantage of MQTT is that data is sent to a central “broker” instead of being directly transmitted to multiple clients such as remote interfaces or management software. The MQTT broker is responsible for maintaining client connections and sending/receiving messages. Client devices, edge gateways, and IT applications (or publishers/subscribers in MQTT language), are freed…

What is an Edge Gateway (EG)?

In automation systems a gateway is a protocol translator. In the IIoT, protocol translators are referred to as “Edge Gateways” because they are at the ‘edge’ of the widely distributed network of devices creating and consuming data.

What is JavaScript Object Notation ( JSON )?

In computing, JavaScript Object Notation is an open-standard file format that uses human-readable text to transmit data objects consisting of attribute–value pairs and array data types (or any other serializable value).

What is Message Queuing Telemetry Transport ( MQTT)?

MQTT stands for Message Queuing Telemetry Transport. It is an extremely simple and lightweight publish/subscribe messaging protocol, designed for constrained devices and low-bandwidth, high-latency, or unreliable networks. The design principles are to minimize network bandwidth and device resource requirements while also attempting to ensure reliability and some degree of assurance of delivery. These principles make…

Define Push Notification

A push notification is a message that pops up on a mobile device. App publishers can send them at any time; users don’t have to be in the app or using their devices to receive them.

Can I use SparkPlug B with a Maple Systems HMI?

cMT products support the Sparkplug B MQTT payload specification. Sparkplug is a specification for MQTT enabled devices and applications to send and receive messages in a stateful way and is supported by Inductive Automation Ignition Platform utilizing the Cirrus Link MQTT modules.

What is the interconnection between SparkPlug B and MQTT?

cMT products support the Sparkplug B MQTT payload specification. Sparkplug is a specification for MQTT enabled devices and applications to send and receive messages in a stateful way and is supported by Inductive Automation Ignition Platform utilizing the Cirrus Link MQTT modules.

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