Machine to Machine Communications
Many cities have already deployed sensors and devices to capture information from diverse sources. The next stage is Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication. When multiple sensors are connected to a network, they can be sources of information that allow governments to gain deep intelligence and pro-actively manage problems. This data can then be utilized to improve fields such as agriculture, transportation, logistics, and disaster prevention.
Large-scale M2M systems typically face obstacles though because of the cost involved in rolling out a system that gets information from geographically far flung locations. NEC solves this problem through CONNEXIVE, an M2M service platform that packages the basic functions needed for M2M services and delivers M2M services quickly and cost efficiently.