Blog / Beyond the site network?

03 April 2013 by David Brearley

Although M2M is primarily designed to bring remote unmanned assets under better monitoring and control there is an application of M2M where an asset is on site but beyond the reach of the plant network such as the top of a chimney, water abstraction and effluent stations. Using M2M provides a readymade solution: the communication to the associated cloud data repository and information processing is via 2/3G data telephony, eliminating the need for an expensive installation of a further plant network extension.