17 May '13, 5am

M2M is dead: Long live IoT? #IoT #m2m

In other words, a deliberately miseleading title, just to get people's attention. The truth is, M2M is far from dead, and the Internet is its ENABLER. It makes the possibility of deploying M2M solutions, in a big way, that much easier. M2M means "machine to machine." As silly a name as that is, given that it's ALWAYS been machine to machine anyway, restricting the meaning of M2M even more makes no sense at all. M2M can be made to work with or without using the Internet as its signal interface standard. Using the Internet just allows M2M to be more ubiquitous. While I totally agree with the point about interoperable standards, that the idea is hardly new, right? It's just applied to computing devices, that's all. "Everyone knows" that interoperable standards matter, because just about everyone in the developed world, at least, has long been familiar with indoor plumbing, te...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/design/communications-design/44132...

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