Friday, April 26, 2013

What is M2M and what equipment should I consider?

Today more and more devices are interconnected and M2M (Machine to Machine) devices are becoming more common. Machine to Machine scenarios typically involve an embedded router designed for 24/7/365 runtime, and low usage pooled data plans to aid large deployments. This combination allows you to remotely communicate to various devices like home control systems, ATM’s, Kiosks and other devices that use minimal amounts of data receiving commands or processing a POS transaction for example. When you only need a few MB’s of data per month M2M allows you to pay as little as $2.50/mo for service vs. traditional service plans that may cost you $20+ per month per device! Below you’ll find an outline of various embedded hardware solutions and service packages that you can pair with them.