We are back with our monthly updates about Internet of Things insights that hit the market recently. Today, we offer you to dig into what IoT offers in telematics, industrial systems, healthcare as well as commercial fleet management. Ready? Let us begin.
Logic Relation between the 2 Categories
We heard IoT and M2M are used to bring objects and systems to interact with one another in order to enable data exchange among them. In the following post, we will try to cross the t-s and define those differences that often people ignore speaking about IoT and M2M using these terms interchangeably. If you have a look at these 2 technologies and try to picture them with Euler’s circles to present the connection between them, the IoT subset will be broader and include M2M.
We all hear this strange abbreviation: “M2M” here and there and almost everywhere. We just know it could make our life simpler somehow and we all heard it is connected with machines and IT. But how does it actually works?
The M2M, which stands for machine-to-machine communications, means the technology that connects machines that are distant from one another using the help of the Internet; and most of these connections are controlled by software.
Continuing to explore the future of IoT, here, we will try to unveil the common trends in several application areas of this powerful technology and examine what it will bring. Now let’s center our attention on robotics and drons, shopping, logistics as well as consumer journey, smart homes, and wearables.
In the past few years, a number of new technologies has emerged and taken over our lives. If before we used to joke about smart toasters and talking washing machines, now it’s becoming more and more of a reality, especially when it comes to M2M. This technology is incredibly promising, rapidly developing into something that we will soon be using on a daily basis.
Long back in time, the Edison light bulb was considered a technological breakthrough that shed some light on our daily lives. To tackle the challenges of modern society and address the current business needs, humans have come up with a number of inventions to make their living comfortable and work processes more efficient and cost-effective. Whether through wires or without them, direct communication between various devices or M2M (machine-to-machine) is one of the ideas that was first introduced to the world at the beginning of the 20th century, later evolving into more complex systems with the rise of the Internet.
We live in the world of information. Letters, numbers and figures are our main currency and values nowadays. Collecting and further analyzing data has become one of the most important ways of improving our lifestyle. There’s no better example of showing the vitality of storing and researching data than the healthcare industry.
Apart from making the whole medical process easier and containing fewer steps and unnecessary actions, data analytics in healthcare can help to predict large epidemics, cure fatal diseases, improve the quality of life and, on the whole, prolong our life expectancy.
The Internet of things is rapidly becoming a widely discussed topic in every social circle. This concept has the ability to impact not only the industries, concerned with its development but the way we live our lives in general. Since healthcare is an essential part of our everyday living, it is no exception when it comes to IoT.
As we are living in the world of rapidly developing technologies, it’s no surprise that the healthcare industry is drastically transformed. In the past few years, the way people, medical devices, and applications interact with each other has been completely reconsidered. And just like any coin has two sides, so does the IoT integration in the healthcare industry.
When talking about the main features of IoT in healthcare we can define several clear pros and cons. Let’s start with the disadvantages.
Today our world is more connected than it has ever been. And by that I mean that not only people have the ability to keep in touch 24/7 using social media, texting each other or liking funny Tweets, but machines are now also able to communicate. No, there is no Tinder for refrigerators or Facebook for washing machines, but it is still really exciting.
Machine-to-machine communication (shortly M2M) is a broad term that is used to describe a technology that enables network devices to exchange information with each other and act without the actual presence of humans. But don’t worry, they’re not going to take over the world, and we’re getting another subpar sequel of Transformers, but now as a documentary.
The question is: how does it work? How are they able to communicate with each other after all?
The Internet of things, or IoT, is huge these days. There are already trends in IoT that seem to be gaining most of the attention, like drones or smart devices. However, despite all the hype around IoT, there is an issue that is yet to be solved – IoT security.
As we all know, the Internet of things is a collection of smart devices that are connected together and “communicate” within one network. This means that if a hacker gets access to your smart refrigerator, they may as well get access to your bank account. Sounds a bit out of this world, yet, this is sadly true.