M2M as the name describes is all about interaction between machine and machine. Proactive human involvement is seldom part of the one or two-way process. Devices interact via point-to-point communication. M2M technology was created to streamline the way data is collected from physical devices and incorporated into IT systems – without having to rely on people to intervene within the process. It has now evolved, though the market still sees millions of M2M connections that play key roles in today’s commercial and industrial settings.
Now in our seventeenth year of ‘M2M and IoT Managed Services’, the market has evolved dramatically as we see many of the applications we support become more intelligent, IP-based and connected to integrated applications where data works smarter and harder. But what is Ecovoip Logic’s role? One might say that we provide the ‘plumbing’ – the fundamental connection between device and hub. But it’s more than just pipes. Whether across cellular, fixed line, satellite or low power radio networks, the connectivity that Ecovoip Logic provides is tailored to meet the needs of each application. And whilst the sector may refer to M2M per se as the plumbing and IoT as the enabler, Ecovoip Logic’s connectivity role across both is crucial to making applications work.
Within the M2M/IoT ecosystem, Ecovoip Logic’s place is firmly alongside application developers and systems integrators. Whilst their roles define the software architecture, scalability and integration to deliver solutions that can shape the way business performs and operates, Ecovoip Logic are the enablers to ensure two-way resilient and secure communication happens. To see our place within the M2M IoT eco-system, click here.
World news will regularly cite security as a big issue when it comes to connected devices. Hacking cars, breaking into organisational networks via a humble and remote connected asset, or accessing sensitive personal data from a connected medical monitoring device… These are all examples of the hazards application developers face as the world becomes a globally connected network of things. So key to Ecovoip Logic’s solutions is the security of connectivity. By creating a secure VPN with links back to all of the mobile network operators that we work with, Ecovoip Logic’s users can integrate enterprise-class networking that delivers 99.79% uptime and true secure point to point communication between connected assets. With infrastructure in place, customers can access feature-rich, high end networking on an OPEX basis, with minimal CAPEX investment required to be up and running.
From farming to vehicle telematics, street lighting to mobile health, M2M and IoT applications are reaching more and more industrial and commercial sectors, dramatically changing business and operational models to become more efficient, safer and secure.
Managing thousands of connected assets and ensuring performance, operability and security are in line involves estate owners requiring total visibility of their connected devices 24.7. An asset that is stolen, becomes disconnected or decides to generate multiple and unexpected Gb of data, is an asset that could cost an operation dearly. It is therefore essential that monitoring and control platforms are an integral part of the IoT/M2M eco-system. By having visibility of every asset, its uptime, downtime and current status, owners can enable optimum performance, maximise ROI, and be aware of impending issues that can be resolved before they impact on the greater business.
At Ecovoip Logic, the SIMPro platform gives a one window viewing and management platform to SIM-enabled connected assets across 30+ mobile networks. From monitoring data usage in realitme in conjunction with NetPro, to organising multiple assets into respective cost-centres for ease of billing, SIMPro delivers multiple business benefits as an essential tool in IoT/M2M asset management.