ADVANTAGES OF MACHINE TO MACHINE
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.
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.
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 supplies.
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 or a patient, whose vital signs show irregularities. A key benefit of M2M solutions is the ability to define criteria for notifications.