MQTT & the Horizontal Approach to Managing Smart Buildings

MQTT & the Horizontal Approach to Managing Smart Buildings

MQTT is increasingly being described as a more modern & cloud-centric method of integration than BACnet & could become a main IoT protocols

Sensative’s analysis:

Very good article, but unfortunately it is over-simplified. MQTT is one enabler, but it cannot be used as a generic mechanism in IoT. There are simply too many standards and too little bandwidth to run MQTT everywhere.

IoT is about LoRaWAN, Narrow-Band IoT, Z-wave, SigFox, ZigBee, BLE, and hundreds more. It’s about mesh networks. It’s about reusing existing investments in BACnet, Modbus, CAN, Wireless M-bus, etc.

Horizontal architecture is the only way forward, and MQTT is an important enabler for this. But, it does not solve all the challenges.

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