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IBM introduces MessageSight appliance, MobileFirst expansions

IBM introduced IBM MessageSight, a new appliance designed to help organizations manage and communicate with the billions of mobile devices and sensors found in systems such as automobiles, traffic management systems, smart buildings and household appliances. Building on the Message Queuing Telemetry Transport, or MQTT, technology, IBM MessageSight enables large volumes of events to be processed in near real time, is capable of supporting one million concurrent sensors or smart devices and can scale up to thirteen million messages per second. MQTT was recently proposed to become an OASIS standard, providing a lightweight messaging transport for communication in machine to machine and mobile environments, IBM said. Also, IBM said its MobileFirst portfolio is being extended further with the introduction of new mobile analytics capabilities and cloud services. The IBM MobileFirst platform now includes geo-location services for developers and includes a new mobile marketing service that helps organizations create digital passes for employees in Apple's Passbook, the company stated.