Be-Bound Technology abstracts different transfer protocols in an innovative and network agnostic layer, simplifying its usage and adding unique benefits. This article aims to explain:
- The underlying standard protocols on which
Be-Bound Technologyis based.
- Be-Bound Protocol, the technology which makes possible network agnostic and seamless communications.
Be-Bound Technology support the newest and most lightweight transport protocols available on the market. By default,
Be-Bound Technology supports MQTT, HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2. Additional communication protocols could be supported based on our customers needs.
Be-Bound protocols versus regular HTTP communications
Be-Bound Technology uses the MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) protocol (See more information here), to ensure efficient, reliable and lightweight communications.
- Less data to send, hence less energy needed.
- Increase the device’s battery life.
- Faster and more reliable communications.
- Augmented network connectivity and capacity.
- Business continuity under harsh or limited network conditions.
Be-Bound Technology relies on a network agnostic communication protocol that enables the efficient, reliable and secure transfer of messages across various networks (e.g. 2G/SMS, gprs, WiFi, 3/4G, etc.) and transport protocols (e.g. HTTP, MQTT, etc.), as shown in the below figure.
Be-Bound Network Agnostic Protocol
- Data fragmentation: your transmitted data is split into packets according to the maximum transmit unit (MTU) of the underlying networks (e.g. 12 bytes for LoRa, 140 bytes for SMS, etc.).
- Data acknowledgement: each delivered packet is acknowledged by the Be-Bound Network (positive or negative ACK mechanisms).
- Data retransmission: each lost packet is detected, and retransmitted, eventually through another network.
- Data ordering and Reassembly: received packets are reordered and reassembled, and your data is delivered to your connected services or apps.