Sunday, October 28, 2012

It's an M2M world

In my earlier article i wrote about Internet of things. A more common name for this is machine-to-machine abbreviated as M2M.

So what is M2M?  Does this cover say the cell phones that we carry or does this imply devices that are not controlled directly by humans. Rather the devices such as electric meters or tracking equipment decide when to send data using the network. The recipients of the data might then alarm humans in some situations who might then want to control these devices.

Of course like the blind men and the elephant we have different people describing M2M differently. Therefore several definitions abound. Something to address in more detail some other time.