Machine to Machine — M2M

Machine to Machine (M2M) communication is a key component of the Internet of Things (IoT) that involves the exchange of information and data between machines or devices without human intervention. It is a form of direct communication between two or more devices, enabling them to share data, interact and work together in real-time.

In the context of IoT, M2M communication involves devices such as sensors, actuators, and other smart devices communicating with each other over a network or the internet. These devices can be connected through wired or wireless connections and use a variety of communication protocols to exchange data.

M2M communication enables devices to automatically collect and share data, perform tasks and respond to events in real-time. For example, in a smart factory, machines can communicate with each other to optimize production processes, identify potential problems, and make adjustments to improve efficiency.

M2M communication is essential for many IoT applications, including smart cities, transportation, healthcare, and industrial automation. It enables businesses to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, and increase productivity by automating tasks and enabling real-time decision-making based on data.