Benefits of M2M
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Machine-to-machine communication is a pervasive technology that
can be put to use in all areas of life and work. M2M is making
workflows simpler, processes leaner, and entirely new business
models possible. Typical benefits are remote management,
monitoring, optimization, and notification capabilities:
Manage machines remotely
Remote diagnostic and maintenance capabilities are essential for
sustainable and cost effective service structures. Many tasks can
be carried out remotely without the need to be on-site. Less travel
means less environmental pollution. If on-site visits are
necessary, service technicians know exactly which parts they need
to take along.
Monitor present conditions
M2M solutions can observe the status of connected devices and
their environment in real time. Vending operators see at a glance
the current inventories of their vending machines and warehouses.
Forwarding agencies control the transport temperature of perishable
goods and ensure uninterrupted cold chains.
Automate and optimize processes
When machines exchange information automatically, they are able
to support us in various tasks. These might be mundane tasks such
as closing the skylight when it starts to rain, or more complex
tasks like calculating the optimal routes for delivering
Identify critical situations
At the end of the day, machines report to humans. They help us
to identify critical situations that require our attention. This
can be a machine in manufacturing that needs maintenance, a cow
that is about to calve, or a patient, whose vital signs show
irregularities. A key benefit of M2M solutions is the ability to
define criteria for notifications.