Questions tagged [protocols]

For questions about choosing a fitting or identifying a used protocol in IoT applications and systems. If you do know the specific protocol use a more specific tag. Please add specific protocol tags if you are choosing between specific protocols.

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Contacting Arduino through internet without port forward

I have an Arduino board connected to a Wifi network which have internet access. What I want is, I need to contact this Arduino board from any other network without the help of port forwarding in the ...
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Is it ever a good idea to 'roll your own' protocol for IoT device communication?

I've heard many people mention that their embedded IoT devices aren't powerful enough to process known protocols, like HTTPS or even TLS security for sockets. Instead, they turn to creating their own ...
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When and why to use MQTT protocol?

I am developing a device which measures temperature, humidity and mass. Currently it uses HTTPS to upload data to a remote server. Now I know that there is a protocol called MQTT which is claimed to ...
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How to select simple light weight IoT server for development?

We are exploring the different IoT use cases and solutions. In order to facilitate the exploration, experimentation, design, development and testing of possible solution, I am investigating the ...
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Is Bluetooth a good enough protocol for “lost my keys” beacons?

Bluetooth beacons for localizing lost objects are beginning to spread. You can locate them using an app on your smartphone (yes, and create an account, share on facebook your objects, ...) with a ...
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Why is 5G a plus for IoT?

I'd been hearing a lot about 5G recently from a few people I know, and one of the frequent claims that I heard was, "5G is going to be such a great help for the Internet of Things!" I may be a ...
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Can I implement ZigBee with generic hardware?

As I understand ZigBee is only a specification of a data transfer protocol. So I was expecting to find some library that implements this protocol to use it with my MCU and RF transceiver. Instead, I ...
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Should I use the MQTT protocol?

I am planning to start to implement the below IoT use case. Use case The IoT devices will send 100k messages/minute to the gateway via repeaters and the gateway will transfer the messages to the ...