Friday, 22 September 2017

M2M technology: realising the promise

By Erik Brenneis, Vodafone Global Enterprise
Tuesday 22 February 11

'The common theme behind smart metering, in-car technologies and other initiatives... is that everybody benefits'

Machine-to-machine communications, or M2M, has been around for more than 20 years. As a result, it has become well-established in providing connectivity across a number of different sectors, including utilities, security, fleet management and automotive. Yet it now looks set to grow dramatically, as individual industries identify the benefits which this quantum leap in performance can deliver, to both providers and end-users alike. Expectations are high, but will this ultimately turn out to be a false dawn high on expectation but disappointing in delivery? On the evidence to-date of two industries in particular, the M2M promise already looks to have greater substance than most in matching advanced technology to real-life need. Regulatory driver M2M technology is set to move up a gear in the automotive sector as a result of the e…

Machine-to-machine communications, or M2M, has been around for more than 20 years. As a result, it has become well-established in providing connectivity across a number of different sectors, including utilities, security, fleet management and automotive. Yet it now looks set to grow dramatically, as individual industries identify the benefits which this quantum leap in performance can deliver, to both providers and end-users alike. Expectations are high, but will this ultimately turn out to be a false dawn high on expectation but disappointing in delivery? On the evidence to-date of two industries in particular, the M2M promise already looks to have greater substance than most in matching advanced technology to real-life need. Regulatory driver M2M technology is set to move up a gear in the automotive sector as a result of the e…

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