A Unified Data Platform for IoT transport protocol interoperability, part one

DOUG MIGLIORI | March 1, 2016

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This multi-part series addresses the need for a single data interoperability model that unifies data exchange across multiple transport protocols (including SMTP, MQTT, CoAP, DDS, BACnet, and others) via an extension layer. Such a layer must be simple and extensible to enable plug and play interoperability and universal adoption amongst humans, machines, and applications in the IoT. Let’s say you drive to a mall for a day’s shopping: an automated car parking attendant recognizes your license plate number, sees that it’s the tenth time you have parked here, so lets you in for free. As you enter the mall, data sensors talking to your smartphone recognize that it’s your birthday, and a store attendant hurries over with a glass of champagne.

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