What is M2M Wireless Communications?
Machine-to-Machine or M2M refers to technologies that allow pieces of equipment to communicate with each other through wireless systems. M2M uses a device, for example a meter or sensor to record an event, such as a temperature, which is relayed through a wireless network to an application such as a software program, which then translates this into meaningful information.
Within a basic framework, there are many different choices to make such as how the machine is connected, what type of communication is used, and how the data is used. Even though it can be complex, once a company knows what it wants to do with the data, the options for setting up the application are usually straightforward.
Two-way wireless communications between M2M devices can be used, with the data flowing 2 ways:
- Uplink to collect product and usage information
- Downlink to send instructions or software updates, or to remotely monitor equipment.
M2M wireless communications…