WHAT IS M2M?

By “M2M” (machine-to-machine), the “Internet of Things” (IoT) and “Industry 4.0”, we mean the networking of devices and/or things with one another.

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!

M2M-Concepts and exceet Secure Solutions have conducted the first in-depth review of the benefits of M2M solutions.

The analysis “Benefits of M2M Solutions for Medium-Scale Industry” offers reader valuable information on how to plan and implement M2M-projects:

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  • 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

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ProOPTIMIZING PROCESSES

Improved performance

Optimized sales

Configuration & update management

Logistics & inventory management

CUTTING COSTS

Reduced maintenance requirements

Optimized use of machines

Improved services

Localization and remote maintenance

BOOSTING SALES

Expanded portfolio

Compliance with standards

New services

Cost optimization

NEW BUSINESS MODELS

New target groups

New markets

Identification of new USPs

Operating data analysis / R&D

WHAT IS THE "INTERNET OF THINGS" (IOT)?

The Internet of Things (IoT) serves as a generic term for the merging of the real and the virtual worlds in the consumer field. It enables wireless communication between different physical objects.

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"?

The term Industry 4.0 is a reference to the 4th industrial revolution. All types of machines, products or processes can be networked with one another in “smart factories” to generate new types of business model and provide extensive optimization potentials in production and logistics.

Complex reorganization and networked control of value-adding networks enables real-time steering, planning and control of manufacturing processes.