Machine to Machine Solutions
M2M: Machine communication via the mobile network
SIM-card-based machine to machine communication, or M2M, shows great potential for the future. That is why it is gaining ground in an increasing number of sectors: from medicine through logistics and transport, from retail all the way to the automotive industry. G&D’s M2M solution portfolio helps service providers and mobile network operators to configure their M2M business model successfully and dynamically.
M2M communication is the automated exchange of data between machines, installations, individual modules, and entire systems - all without additional human intervention. It is used for transmission of measurements and readings by SMS, GPRS, and UMTS, for radio transmission of consumption data, and for accessing and controlling machines remotely.
The quick and cost-effective data transmission now provided by mobile networks in particular has given M2M communication an even greater boost, while a standardized SIM card in the M2M devices provides network independence. G&D covers the whole M2M value chain:
- “On-demand activation” (ODA) of integrated M2M SIM cards
- Over-the-Air (OTA) management of SIM applications
- Smart roaming solutions
- Services based on quality of service
- Management of digital signatures for smart performance data
- Transmission of the appropriate network access data to M2M devices from a backend system.
Eurosmart White Paper on M2M
The document provides an extensive overview of the market, analyzes the market segments, and gives examples of applications and use cases (Status as of 2009).