Machine to machine (M2M) is a broad label that can be used to describe any technology that enables networked devices to exchange information and perform actions without the manual assistance of humans.
M2M communication is often used for remote monitoring. In product restocking, for example, a vending machine can message the distributor when a particular item is running low. M2M communication is an important aspect of warehouse management, remote control, robotics, traffic control, logistic services, supply chain management, fleet management and telemedicine. It forms the basis for a concept known as the Internet of Things (IoT).
Key components of an M2M system include sensors, RFID, a Wi-Fi or cellular communications link and autonomic computing software programmed to help a networked device interpret data and make decisions. The most well-known type of M2M communication is telemetry, which has been used since the early part of the last century to transmit operational data. Pioneers in telemetric first used telephone lines — and later, on radio waves — to transmit performance measurements gathered from monitoring instruments in remote locations. The Internet and improved standards for wireless technology have expanded the role of telemetry from pure science, engineering and manufacturing to everyday use in products like home heating units, electric meters and Internet-connected appliances. Products built with M2M communication capabilities are often marketed to end users as being “smart.”
Machine to Machine Communication has been with us for a long time. The concept of connecting multiple devices and allowing them to communicate and share data is called as Machine to Machine communication. A very simple example will be the ability to connect a Smartphone or computer to a CCTV and watch the video live or a simple receive and transmit baby monitor.
The M2M communication in context of IoT will fundamentally differ from the way the devices are connected. Traditional M2M communication is based on point to point wired connections; however, IoT M2M depends mostly on internet and transferring data over cloud. This created a chance to transform all ‘normal’ things into ‘smart’ things.
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