The Swiss Myriad Group presented an innovative kit at the IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona.
Thingstream consists of hardware and software and was primarily developed for the requirements of the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things). Typical areas of application include the tracking of deliveries and containers, logistics and supply chains, building management, and supply and disposal monitoring. Instead of using the TCP/IP network protocol, the IoT starter kit relies on USSD messaging (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) via the GSM network.
To communicate with applications, however, the solution uses the MQTT protocol (Message Queue Telemetry Transport).
According to Myriad, this solution offers several advantages: without TCP/IP, less computing power is needed, and so too less energy and space. The devices are also better protected against hacker attacks. Since the USSD protocol is supported by every GSM network, the devices can be interconnected worldwide without roaming problems. The starter kit comes with a three-month IoT SIM for this purpose.