A major aspect of M2M communication is remote monitoring, control and maintenance of machines, facilities and systems. But intelligent networking offers users and providers a great deal of further potential: In addition to improving services, enhancing customer loyalty and optimizing internal processes, M2M can lead to the creation of entirely new business models.
A great many individual aspects must be understood and implemented in order to develop a smoothly operating M2M solution: Hardware, connectivity, systems integration, process design, security and software know-how.
Discussions on machine-to-machine and internet of things thus often focus on the impressive technologies and the solution concept.
But what really matters is the concrete, on-the-ground benefit for the enterprise!
Overview – The M2M Benefits Radar supports enterprises from all branches of industry in planning and evaluating M2M projects
Vision – Machine-to-machine as a driver for new business models and services
Special characteristics – Medium-scale industry starts from pole position
Configuration & update management
Logistics & inventory management
Optimized use of machines
Localization and remote maintenance
Compliance with standards
NEW BUSINESS MODELS
Identification of new USPs
Operating data analysis / R&D
WHAT IS THE "INTERNET OF THINGS" (IOT)?
A prerequisite such communication is a means for unambiguous identification; only in this way can goods and devices become capable of registering ambient conditions and executing actions.
Equipped with their own sensor and actuator technology, they can merge to form complex autonomous systems.
WHAT IS "INDUSTRY 4.0"?
Complex reorganization and networked control of value-adding networks enables real-time steering, planning and control of manufacturing processes.