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M2M (Machine To Machine) means machine to machine communication, from mobile to machine and machine to mobile.
M2M describes networking of remote machines. M2M communications take place between the central control system (server) and everyday products (sales machines, vehicles, office machines, industrial and environmental sensors).
These communication systems enable all kinds of data to be transferred to and from the remote machine. These data can be acquired from a status reading (eg. temperature, level) or enable monitoring of a home automation system.
> Main M2M applications
Remote data collection: taking readings from machines, and meter readings.
Remote controls: controlling and managing machines.
Telemetry: reading sensors, taking physical measurements in real time.
Telematics: Intelligent Transport Systems, navigation, mobility services, road safety, remote diagnostics.
Telepayment: payment terminals, ticket machines.
Telemedecine: patient management, monitoring equipment condition.
Telemonitoring: access control, alarm management, emergency services.
Remote information retrieval: public transport infrastructures, public information services, Internet access points.
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