12 Jan '13, 3am

A Successful “Internet of Things” Hinges On M2M - Electronic Design #IoT

Asset tracking and inventory: Owners of valuable pieces of equipment, such as bulldozers, front-end loaders, road graders, and tractors, can stay on top of their location and condition. The presence of valuable inventory also can be determined, whether it’s large objects on shipping pallets or small items on shelves. Shipping and location: M2M, with the use of GPS, enables asset tracking and can provide an update on its general condition. Commercial trucking companies have used M2M for years to keep track of their trucks and their valuable cargo. It answers questions such as “Will the delivery be on time?” “Is the refrigerated van at the right temperature?” “Is the truck broken down?” “Is the driver resting?” or “Is it time for an oil change?” It also provides information on the location of the shipping container that was recently offloaded a ship. Vending-machine service:...

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