In this emerging age of the Industrial Internet of Things – MQTT has grown in prominence as an efficient protocol for transporting machine data to servers in the plant or in the cloud. While MQTT is more prevalent than ever – so are the interoperability challenges. There are a lot of gaps in the MQTT specification – gaps that result in communications roadblocks. MQTT Sparkplug was designed to fill in the specification gaps and clear the roadblocks. In this session we’ll take a close look at MQTT Sparkplug – what it is, what it’s good for and which components support it.