Back to Blog • Posted on December 23, 2014 by admin
Machine to Machine–or M2M–is changing the way we live, both in and out of work. Here are ten important ways M2M is making us think and live smarter:
10. Power Management
These industrial markets are seeking ways of keeping business processes automated without the need for human intervention. They’re increasingly focused on safety, reliability, and reducing costs (thereby reducing prices) through M2M Devices. Decision-making occurs much faster as a result.
9. Transportation and Automotive
Many new vehicles are wirelessly connected–not only to one another, but also to infrastructure such as traffic lights. Some automotive manufacturers have built cars capable of detecting when a traffic signal up ahead is red or green in order to then upload data to your car–letting you know how fast to go in order to avoid stopping. Vehicles can also remotely download system upgrades, preventing vehicle failures during transit and helping save lives.
New wearable devices are packed with sensors capable of detecting blood pressure, heart rate, and various other biometric data simply by analyzing the sweat present in skin. One company has even created a contact lens capable of detecting glucose levels in diabetic patients. The information gathered is uploaded directly to a paired device.
7. Big Data Analysis
Once upon a time, testing new business processes took dozens of trials and many years to complete. Now, it can be done in days or weeks through automated monitoring of both machines and human personnel. This allows businesses to implement more cost-effective strategies more often.
6. Machine Performance
Sensors are routinely implanted in all new devices. They monitor the performance of our machines, which helps technicians diagnose potential mechanical problems before they develop. This can help save lives by reducing the number of faulty machines both in and out of the workplace.
5. Home Security
This industry is manufacturing cheaper, more efficient, automated machines which can determine not only if there are intruders, but exactly how many. Some are paired with typical routine video surveillance for a few extra bucks. This will help deter criminals.
4. Industrial Production
New products are being created by machines wirelessly communicating with one another in order to work together. This has increased productivity substantially in the last few years, and all of it is monitored by humans.
China is at the forefront of governments using M2M to help spur growth–for better or worse. It’s being used to connect “smart cities”. This brand of M2M is due in part to China’s stake in manufacturing, and is only increasing.
Already, there are Bluetooth devices ready to pair with our mobile phones in order to control the temperature of our homes. One such device, Fibaro, can detect humidity and adjust the temperature accordingly. If there are too many people in the room, it can crack open a window for increased ventilation. Automation like this is rapidly expanding.
1. Internet of Things
All of these M2M innovations will likely one day be fully integrated with one another, controllable at the touch of a button through our smartphones. Our dishwashers, ovens, refrigerators, and toasters will all be able to communicate with one another through an electronic overseer who we can actually speak with–no mobile device required. The newly released Amazon Echo will likely evolve into one of these overseers. This will help streamline everything we do, and will change the world.