M2M communication

Machine to Machine (M2M) can be defined as any communication without (or only limited) human intervention. Behind this very generic term there are large number applications (e.g. healthcare, transportation, utilities, security. manufacturing) and technologies (e.g. IP, RFID, sensor networks, home networks, smart metering). M2M is the convergence of these technology families: intelligent devices linked by communication networks to an IT centre able of making decisions. Combined with the standardization of fixed and mobile communication devices, falling communication costs, improvements in network performance and the availability of service platforms capable of managing a multitude of devices – such technology advances have transformed how M2M is implemented.