The principle

Machine to Machine (M2M) provides automated communication between remote machines or machines that have difficulties communicating naturally and your business’s information systems.

Receive vital information from your machine assets depending on parameters you have defined and make your decisions in real time.

Using M2M, you control, share and remotely manage your remote equipment simply.

Data acquisition

Webdyn connects your equipment to the Internet or to your Intranet using smart Internet gateways. The Webdyn hardware platform is composed of an extremely compact board that includes all the network and industrial interfaces.

Data processing

The collected data is archived, formatted in a log and made available to Web services. Alarms are reported to on call staff by email or text message.

Data transmission

Data is transferred to your business’s information systems using static (RTC, Ethernet) or mobile (GSM, GPRS, Wifi) telecommunications networks. Transmission is based on standard Internet protocols and Web services.

Data centralisation

For machine assets, the data collected from different gateways is shared, formatted, stored and made available to your client applications.

Data viewing and use, remote control

Data viewing and use

The collected data is integrated into your applications (PGI, GCL, GRC)

Alarm recovery and processing

Parameter updates

Real time action

Using terminals: PC, PDA, Pager, Pocket PC, Landline or cell phone.

Viewing is by email, text message or customisable HTML page accessible from a basic web browser.

 

Examples of functions

Machine to Machine (M2M) solutions offer many application possibilities (telemetry, remote management, etc.):

Traceability: Data collection, regular logs, history, etc.

Status information: Remote meter readings, stock management, etc.

Location data: Delivery, vehicle, etc. tracking

Remote control: Control command, parameter or set point updates

Remote maintenance:

Preventive:  regular equipment monitoring and drift monitoring using the log

Curative: remote troubleshooting, repair assistance, automatic sending of incident data to on call staff

Remote surveillance: Alarm reporting, email or text message notifications, installation security, heartbeat

 

The benefits

The receipt of vital information in real time from your machine assets allows you to fulfil your business’s competitiveness and cost control requirements.

Increased competitiveness

– Automatic reporting of equipment, stock, etc. statuses

– Computerised database updates: Integration with ERPs

– Remote machine asset management: troubleshooting, parameter updates

– Actions triggered in real time: resupply, repairs

– Increased equipment availability and reliability

– Better real time information

– Improved reactivity to equipment malfunctions

– Increased equipment and associated service availability

– Increased productivity

– Better customer satisfaction

 

Better profitability

– Reduced losses due to equipment down time

– Reduced management and maintenance costs

– The collected data, especially during real time stock checks, can be used internally by the business to improve its services or sold to service providers as a marketing tool: consumer habits, service use conditions.

– Cost control

– New value-added services

 

Fields of application

The number of machines capable of communicating data is almost infinite: in Europe it is estimated to be 13 billion units. Webdyn’s M2M solutions allow any type of equipment to communicate, here are some examples:

Heating and air conditioning: heat, cooling management, preventive maintenance, etc.

Telecommunications and audiovisual: transmission, infrastructure management, remote PABX management, etc.

Automation: control/command, remote PLC programming, variable speed drive configuration, equipment monitoring, etc.

Building management systems: elevators, doors, etc.

Local authorities: display panels, public lighting, parking meters, automatic watering, etc.

Energy environment: water treatment and distribution, gas and electricity distribution management (pipeline, etc.)

Office equipment: printers, copy machines, meter readings, automatic invoice generation, etc.

Security: site surveillance, motion detection, access management, etc.

Transport: traffic light management, vehicle location, etc.