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Internet, today is akin to discovery of fire that provided wisdom to the primitive man. The advent of the internet, has ushered a futuristic utopia, bringing forth technologies that has transformed the way that we communicate; not only with each other, but with the world around us too. Two such technologies that has made the dream of futuristic present are IoT (internet of Things) and M2M (Machine to Machine Communications). IoT has influenced millions of lives throughout the globe by providing insight, intelligence and innovation in transforming business communications and multiple industries. M2M is another such technology that is all around us, transforming business by interacting with billions of devices and machines connected to the internet and to each other.
Countries are rapidly improving their infrastructure to use these twin innovations to enhance their healthcare, agriculture, transportation, energy generation and creating better IT solutions. Furthermore, contemporary communications today require a massive data consumption and plethora of machines connected to the internet. A hyper-connected ecosystem runs the society today where volumes of intelligent data is generated, driving productivity and efficiency in our day-to-day lives. The use of M2M will fuel radical socio-economic growth producing substantial tangible benefits for citizens, businesses and the Government.
Almost all major manufacturers, the logistics infrastructure sector and public agencies are reaping the benefits of M2M Communications in real time. They are making better, faster decisions by looking at, and listening to, their entire operating and competitive environments. Here are some areas where M2M has become indispensable today.
M2M in Everyday Life
Commuting: Travelers can be informed about a delay in their transportation due to external factors such as accidents or bad weather. A smart alarm clock would determine the extra time a commuter will need to take a different route to avoid not being late for work.
Smart homes: People can completely control their apartments including their appliances and who they allow inside through their smartphones. A connected thermostat, lights, remote locking or calling emergency services for an ailing family member if one is not at home.
Health and fitness: Individuals can stay healthy and fit thanks to wearable devices. These can track the number of steps a person takes in a day, monitor their heartbeat, count calories and maintain their dietary patterns.
Shopping: A dynamic shopping experience can be enjoyed by users based on their location, previous shopping experiences, and personal preferences. The local supermarket could ping a person a voucher for their favorite groceries while passing through the area.
M2M in Business
Smart asset tracking: Companies can embed sensors and GPS to keep track of their assets by sharing their location, contents, and state of repair.
Predictive maintenance: Companies can fit sensors on their equipment to detect faults, order replacement components and schedule repair before the equipment breaks and causes costly downtime.
Product development: Companies can continue their product development beyond its sale by being connected with their product using sensors. A connected product could feedback information about its state of repair and its continued usage. This would identify the product's strengths and weaknesses to help influence its future production.
M2M in City Infrastructure
Adaptive traffic management: Sensor nodes placed in each parking space could send data to a real-time application in drivers’ cars via the cloud, letting drivers know where to find available spaces – easing congestion, and saving time and fuel.
Connected weather insights: Multiple sensors detect barometric pressure, temperature, wind speed, humidity, in order to help governments and communities anticipate and act on developing weather conditions before it’s too late.
Connected buildings: Smart buildings can capture information such as which sections of a building are most frequently occupied, helping to determine where energy use (lighting and heating, for example) can be reduced without adversely affecting the building’s occupants.
About WorldSIM M2M Solutions
WorldSIM is a renowned provider of global connectivity solutions. We can provide you with everything you need to launch your M2M/IoT application including connectivity, security, management, and billing. Our products and services are deployed by IoT device manufacturers & distributors as well as enterprise users. No matter what the size of your requirement is, our specialists can design M2M solutions. We can provide for both larger users which require 1000+ M2M SIM cards or for groups of smaller users requiring as few as 10 M2M SIM cards.