'Publish and subscribe' protocol to become an M2M standard
Feb 19, 2013
Back in November 2011 IBM announced that it was open sourcing its MQTT protocol with the aim of having it become a core technical underpinning in the looming Internet of Things - all it needed was a standards body to pick it up. Oasis has stepped up to the plate, announcing that it will form a technical committee to get the process moving.
The key to MQTT is that it's a publish and subscribe protocol designed to handle short, intermittent messages and so is ideal for M2M/IoT applications because it doesn't expect to deal with a sustained connections. This means that devices can sleep and wake to log information, saving on battery power - an important consideration when information gathering devices are out in the field at the end of an unreliable or low-bandwidth connection.