M2M is a growing aspect of technology, devices communicating with devices. The DATASHED Gateway is being used as a confidential conduit for SMS communications between devices in the field and computer based management applications.
For example: A District Council has a sensor monitoring water levels at a reservoir, if it falls below a certain level that data is sent via the network to a PC at the Council, it is transmitted as a value which is then converted to a measurable number and often integrated with a system like QTech’s DATRANvue to be viewed on screen in a meaningful and live format. A low level alarm can also be sent via text message to the required staff informing them so they can carry out the required action.
Some of our current applications include:
“M2M can include the case of industrial instrumentation - comprising a device (such as a sensor or meter) to capture an event (such as temperature, inventory level, etc.) that is relayed through a network (wireless, wired or hybrid) to an application (software program) that translates the captured event into meaningful information (for example, items need to be restocked). Such communication was originally accomplished by having a remote network of machines relay information back to a central hub for analysis, which would then be rerouted into a system like a personal computer”. (source: Wikipedia)