Arlen Nipper

Arlen Nipper is president and CTO of Cirrus Link. He brings more than 40 years of experience in the SCADA industry to Cirrus Link as President and CTO. He was one of the early architects of pervasive computing and the Internet of Things and co-invented MQTT, a publish-subscribe network protocol that has become the dominant messaging standard in IoT. Arlen holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (BSEE) from Oklahoma State University.

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The infrastructure on the vessels subscribed to the Purdue Model of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, which meant the information was protected and could travel up the chain.
DCS, SCADA, Controllers September 8, 2022

Modernizing SCADA vessel control systems with Ignition

Setting out to make better use of data and workflows in the remote, a maritime company adopts data-driven technology.

By Arlen Nipper
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 7, 2022

Industrial IoT made fast and easy

With the tools available today, implementing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is not as hard as people think.

By Arlen Nipper
Courtesy: Cirrus Link
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 May 20, 2021

How to build scalable data models with MQTT Sparkplug

A key to bridging the OT/IT gap is enabling successful data modeling, which is how organizations define and organize their business processes.

By Arlen Nipper
Sensors, Actuators July 30, 2020

Modernize electronic flow measurement with MQTT

MQTT is a publish/subscribe, extremely simple and lightweight messaging protocol

By Arlen Nipper
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 January 7, 2019

MQTT’s role as an IoT message transport

Messaging queuing telemetry transport’s (MQTT) role as an Internet of Things (IoT) message transport derives from its simple design, when it began as an industrial communicator for a pipeline supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.

By Arlen Nipper
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