Internet of Things

OMNYS designs and develops software infrastructures and cloud-based architectures for the Internet of Things allowing devices to be connected to Internet, their monitoring, check and data gathering in an efficient way.

Internet of Things

Specifically, we have developed architectural solutions to manage the interfacing and integration (from a web console or a mobile app) with:

  • wearable devices (smart watches and fitness);
  • medical equipment;
  • home automation systems.

The Internet of Things is not the WEB and therefore it requires an approach that pays particular attention to the peculiarities of these scenarios that essentially can be summarized as follows:

  • SECURITY: it is highly important to design a hardware and software infrastructure that guarantees the highest level of security, in order to develop a proof-intrusion system
  • REAL-TIME: the communication model typically necessary must be real-time and event-driven;
  • SCALABILITY: possibility to send messages in a one-to-many way towards thousands of devices that may be equipped with a very limited firmware;
  • OPTIMIZATION: necessity to reduce as much as possible the size of exchanged packages in order to optimize costs and performances on networks often degradated and expensive (e.g. satellite networks, GPRS, …).

Our solutions are able to face efficiently all these specific needs as they are based on relevant protocols and optimized for the IoT, such as the MQTT protocol (specifically Mosquitto and HiveMQ implementations) providing a good starting point to manage highly crtitical scenarios.


In all projects we have been working on we focused on security issues relating to the control and monitoring of remote devices: on these fronts we acquired a particular expertise in the development of extensions and modules aimed at increasing appreciably the level of protection and safety, both as far as the communication channel is concerned and at authentication and recognition of the unique single connected device.


some examples of technologies used for the Internet of Things

MQTT: the protocol that enables the Internet of Things

Thanks to the experience matured on several important projects, Omnys has been invited at the event SMAU 2015 to hold a workshop on the MQTT protocol.
The Internet Of Things (IoT) is the technological evolution which now allows the more and more increasingly pervasive interconnection between devices and objects of any kind
. The MQTT protocol is at tha basis of communication between the devices and Internet.

Hereafter you can find the workshop keynote focusing on the following:

  • What is the MQTT protocol and why was it created?
  • Which are the advantages from a cost-effective and infrastructural points of view in adopting the MQTT for the Internet of Things?
  • Why the MQTT protocol, as far as the Internet of Things is concerned, may be a step forward with respect to other communication protocols such as HTTP?
  • What are the problems of security and how can they be overcome in a satisfactory manner concerning devices connected to Internet?
  • What load levels can be accomplished by an infrastructure based on MQTT, in terms of performance?

Areas of application and interest:

  • Device manufacturers Hardware.
  • Manufacturers of microprocessor-based automation systems.
  • Manufacturers of consumer-oriented devices designed for interconnection.
  • Firms operating in the following sectors: Home Automation, Automotive, Infomobility, Telemetry, Telematics, Biomedical, Industrial Monitoring, Embedded systems.
Click on the following image to view the keynote (only available in Italian)