All of us are familiar with using the internet to connect to people and information, but a new way of using the internet is emerging that is right out of science fiction, machines using the internet to talk to other machines. Well of course this is really nothing new but there are new uses for the internet and new protocols to address the way commercial and personal applications are leveraging the power of the internet to connect a wide variety of intelligent devices. We will go over a few examples of how M2M is changing business and just making life more fun. We’ll also take a look at the MQTT protocol that has emerged as a popular standard for M2M and also talk about why publish/subscribe messaging is so well suited to M2M applications.
About the Speaker:
Jeffrey Fortin – Eastern Director, Industrial and Medical Sector, Wind River Systems, Inc.
Mr. Fortin has been involved in the embedded computing world for over 20 years. He started his career at Raytheon developing combat control software for the US Navy. He has been with Wind River since 2000 starting as a Field Applications Engineer. Today he manages the Field Engineering group within the Industrial and Medical Sector. His personal interests include travel, photography and is an avid runner completing over 15 marathons since 2002. His best time is 3:49:36 at the 2009 Walt Disney World Marathon. Mr. Fortin lives in Orlando with his wife Sherry. They have two daughters and the youngest is now attending USF St. Pete.