Put simply, M2M communications are made possible by a device (such as a sensor) that is attached to a machine to capture an event that is relayed over a network delivering data to applications. The intelligent sensors are embedded in a remote asset and capture events such as temperature, location, consumption, heart rate, stress levels, light, movement, altitude and speed. These sensors include a SIM card that is able to receive and transmit the event data wirelessly to a central server where an Application translates this data into meaningful information that can be analysed and acted upon e.g the temperature is too hot, turn temperature down.

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M2M communications can be used to gain immediate feedback on how a particular remote asset is being used, which features are most popular and what problems such as errors or breakdowns typically arise. This information is useful for shortening the lead-time to an improved or updated version or offering proactive services, thereby providing a competitive edge. When applied to people, M2M communications can help to protect lone workers or vulnerable children, be used to find a missing person and to help improve lives by ensuring the correct medicines are being taken.



    Telematics that allow private and commercial vehicles to report location, engine management information, logistics tracking or provide driver services like remote assistance.

    Consumer electronics, such as e-readers and household appliances, that can transmit data and be monitored remotely.

    Cash tills (EPOS) for electronic payment and stock control terminals that can link to supply chain systems.

    Utility smart meters that relay consumption of gas or electricity every few seconds.

    Credit card readers, cash tills (EPOS systems) for electronic payment or energy data management solutions across buildings.

    Medical equipment that can monitor patients remotely, patient tracking devices and improved clinical research trials.

    Asset tracking, remote monitoring, fleet management and environmental control.

    Smart Cities where intelligent street lights guide emergency vehicles and include smart waste and water management, eMobility and intelligent building solutions.

    Connected intelligent security for alarm systems, CCTV and asset tracking keep you constantly informed about status, without wires and even beyond the site perimeter.

    Asset tracking and real-time information such as vehicle location, driver speeds, miles driven, fuel consumption and employee work time.