Our new plugin for Ezlo controllers, the MQTT plugin is now available on the marketplace. You can copy it to your controller and start using it immediately.
The MQTT plugin allows you to utilize the MQTT messaging protocol and its publish/subscribe architecture in order to control your devices with the MQTT capability. MQTT is a lightweight, publish-subscribe, machine to machine network protocol. It is designed for connections with remote locations that have devices with resource constraints or limited network bandwidth.
In order to install and configure the plugin, start with copying it from the marketplace. Navigate to the Edge Plugins menu, then to the Marketplace tab. Click the Copy to my Ezlo button for the MQTT plugin. Once the plugin is successfully copied to your account and you’re taken back to the My Private Plugins tab, click the Manage Installations button for the MQTT plugin and install the plugin to your controller.
Once you do that and you see the success message, click the Configure button.
Configure the plugin by providing the details:
- IP Address: IP address of your MQTT server
- Username: The client’s username
- Password: The client’s password
- Keep Alive: Maximum amount of time allowed with no interaction from the MQTT server
Once you’re done, click the Save New Configuration button.
You will now be able to view the MQTT client you’ve configured in your devices list, use the MQTT client in your MeshBot triggers based on MQTT message and topic, and send a packet to your MQTT client in MeshBot actions.