ISO and IEC approve OASIS consortium's MQTT Internet of Things standard – IoT Tech News

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The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have approved for release the foundational Internet of Things (IoT) standard, known as MQTT, developed by the OASIS consortium.

The MQTT classifies an extremely lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport protocol. MQTT is ideal for IoT applications where resources such as battery power and bandwidth are at a premium.

The Joint Technical Committee on Information Technology (JTC1) of ISO and IEC was used as the vehicle through which version 3.1.1 was balloted. The committee also provided the designation ‘ISO/IEC 20922’ as MQTT applications continue to see growth. MQTT is beginning to play a key role in the enablement of telematics, infotainment, and other connected vehicle applications. MQTT is also gaining a lot of ground in interactive mobile applications.

MQTT 3.1.1 was ratified as an OASIS Standard in October 2014 and subsequently submitted by OASIS to the ISO/IEC JTC 1 Information Technology body. As ISO/IEC 20922, this International Standard will continue to be maintained and advanced by the OASIS MQTT Technical Committee, which includes representatives of Cisco, IBM, Infiswift, Microsoft, Software, TIBCO, and others. The committee is open to adding new members.

Giles Nelson, senior VP at Software AG, said: “MQTT being added to ISO/IEC standards is a major step forward that further solidifies its foothold as a standard messaging protocol and makes it ideal for large-scale Internet of Things applications.” Brian Raymor of Microsoft, who recently joined Coppen as Committee co-chair, added: “Standards such as MQTT are critical in allowing enterprises to connect their assets. ISO and IEC’s support for MQTT provides validation for the international community, and the ISO/IEC 20922 publication promises to accelerate the pace of adoption even more.”

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