Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology refers to automated communication between distant machines, or machines that do not easily communicate natively, and your company’s information systems.
Businesses can automatically gather vital information from their equipment, based on their own settings, and make decisions in real time.
M2M provides a simple solution for controlling, pooling and managing remote equipment.
- Data acquisition
Webdyn connects your equipment to the Internet or your Intranet with smart Internet gateways. The Webdyngate hardware platform consists of an ultra-compact board incorporating all the network and industrial interfaces.
- Data processing
The data is archived and formatted in a log and made available to Web services. Alarms are escalated to the personnel on duty by email or text message.
- Data centralisation
Data is sent to your company’s information systems via fixed (STN, Ethernet) or mobile (GSM, GPRS, Wi-Fi) communication networks based on standard Internet and Web services protocols.
- Data centralisation
For machinery, the data gathered from the gateways is pooled, formatted, saved and made available to your client applications.
- Consulting and using the data, remote control
View and use the data
Integrate the data gathered in your applications (ERP, SCM, and CRM)
Retrieve and process alarms
Using terminals: PC, PDA, Pager, Pocket PC, land line or mobile phone.
Queries use email, text or customised HTML pages accessed using a Web browser.
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology is suitable for a number of applications (telemetry, remote management, etc.) :
- Traceability : data collection, periodic logs, histories, etc.
- Status data : remote metering, inventory control, etc.
- Location data : monitoring of deliveries, vehicles, etc.
- Remote control : control commands, modify parameters or settings
- Remote maintenance :
Preventive: regular monitoring of equipment and deviations based on a log
Curative: telediagnostic, troubleshooting, automated sending of information to personnel on duty in the event of an incident
Remote monitoring: alarm escalation, notification by email or text message, securing the facilities, sign of life
Receiving vital data on your machinery in real time translates into competitive response times and cost control for your business.
- Competitive edge
– Automated escalation of data on equipment, inventory, etc.
– Automated database updates: integration with Enterprise Resource Planning software packages
– Remote management of machinery: diagnostics, modification of settings
– Triggering of responses in real time: replenish supplies, troubleshooting
– Increased availability and reliability of equipment
– Better real-time information
– Faster response to equipment faults
– Extended availability of equipment and related services
– Productivity gains
– Greater customer satisfaction
- Improved cost effectiveness
– Reduced losses as a result of equipment down time
– Lower management and maintenance costs
– Data gathered from real-time stock control in particular can be used by the business to improve its services or be sold to service providers as a marketing tool: consumer habits, conditions in which services are used, etc.
– Cost control
– New value-added services
Scope of M2M applications
The number of machines with communication capability is practically infinite, with an estimated 13 billion units in Europe alone.
Webdyn’s M2M solutions can be applied to all types of equipment, including for example:
- Heating and air conditionning : heat, cold control, preventive maintenance, etc.
- Telecoms and audiovisual : management of transmission infrastructures, PABX remote management, etc.
- Automatic operation : control / command, remote programming of automatons, speed drive settings, equipment supervision, etc.
- Building management control : lifts, doors, etc.
- Local authorities : hoardings, public lighting, time clocks, automatic watering systems, etc.
- Environment and energy : water treatment and supply, gas and electricity grid management, (pipeline, etc.)
- Office equipment : printers, photocopiers, meter reading, automatic billing, etc.
- Security : site surveillance, occupancy detector, access control, etc.
- Transport : traffic light management, vehicle location, etc.