Thingstream is the only provider of a truly global IoT connectivity platform, which enables things to simply connect to the strongest GSM network available, almost anywhere in the world and communicate using IoT Messaging – a unique combination of MQTT and USSD messaging protocols.
Thingstream Connectivity leverages GSM networks in a manner which requires far less power consumption than cellular data enabling longer life spans for in field IoT solutions.
Thingstream doesn’t use TCP-IP. With no IP dependency, things aren’t visible on the internet, thus preventing hackers discovering them; making Thingstream the perfect choice for secure IoT applications.
WHAT IS THINGSTREAM IoT MESSAGING?
A unique combination of the most popular IoT messaging protocol, MQTT transmitted via universally available USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data), a Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication technology.
A lightweight publish/ subscribe messaging protocol designed for M2M (machine to machine) telemetry in low bandwidth environments.
MQTT features a built in Quality of Service, important for IoT. It makes communication in unreliable networks a lot easier because the protocol handles retransmission and guarantees the delivery of the message, regardless how unreliable the underlying transport is. Also it empowers a client to choose the QoS level depending on its network reliability and application logic.
Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), is a protocol used within GSM cellular networks. It doesn’t require an SMSC or cellular data.
USSD messages are up to 182 alphanumeric characters long (approx 160 bytes). USSD messages create a real-time connection during a USSD session. The connection remains open, allowing a two-way exchange of a sequence of data.