"I am so pleased to see the Sparkplug specification bring MQTT back to the market sector it was developed for in the first place."
- Arlen Nipper, Co-inventor of MQTT
WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR 'PLUG AND PLAY' IIoT?
SINGLE SOURCE of TRUTH
Configure process variables one time at the source and deploy to the entire enterprise
No longer maintain custom connections between various data sources
New machine and sensor data becomes immediately available to all subscribers
Leverages TLS for data transport and requires no open port for edge of network devices
Birth and death certificates provide subscribing clients confidence in data validity
We need your help....
1. Maintaining and evolving the Eclipse Sparkplug specification.
2. Certifying your Eclipse Sparkplug compliant products.
3. Educating others on the benefits of MQTT and Eclipse Sparkplug.
When you join the Sparkplug Working Group you directly impact the future success of hundreds of thousands of automation projects by enabling 'plug and play' IIoT!
"The demand for interoperability of industrial systems has never been stronger. An open source protocol that provides operations with access to the data they need while balancing IT’s mandate for security will deliver the adoption of IIoT solutions. MQTT is the necessary protocol, Sparkplug is the needed specification, and the Eclipse Foundation is the perfect steward [...]."
- Jeff Knepper, Executive Director at Canary Labs
"The features that the Sparkplug specification offers are required if we want to safely operate our facilities using a publisher/subscriber architecture. Having the Eclipse Foundation manage this open protocol is essential if we want vendors to adopt it! Being a strategic member means that we can contribute to the specification and not have to manage our own proprietary one."
- Todd Anslinger, Lead, IIoT Center Of Excellence at Chevron
"As one of the co-inventors of MQTT over 20 years ago, I couldn’t be more pleased to see the Sparkplug specification bring MQTT back into the original market sector it was developed for in the first place. The Eclipse Foundation’s successful track record in this space with projects like Eclipse Paho and others is precisely what the emerging IIoT industry requires [...]."
- Arlen Nipper, Chief Technology Officer at Cirrus Link Solutions
"Sparkplug is the ideal means to promote the successful use of MQTT in IIoT applications. A big part of what we do is making it possible to build connected products for applications where safety is critical. As a result, we are excited to provide a highly reliable and highly scalable MQTT broker for customers who are deploying Sparkplug."
- Dominik Obermaier, Chief Technology Officer and co-Founder at HiveMQ
"Our Ignition platform is designed specifically to bridge the gap between IT and production systems, so ensuring interoperability for systems spanning the IIoT ecosystem is critical to our business. This new working group is a critical component to making industry-wide interoperability a reality."
- Don Pearson, Chief Strategy Officer at Inductive Automation