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Machine to Machine
Video / Jan 2013 / M2M, IoT

InterDigital Machine-to-Machine. How it works.


What ideas connect the core of the internet of things?


What is M2M? Any device, any object in our environment communicating seamlessly, deployed effortlessly and producing information that can help us make decisions and improve our lives. That is our vision.


What will help drive the internet of things? Today, machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions are expensive and limited in scope. Due to proprietary, closed and point solutions.


InterDigital is standardizing M2M communication at a service layer through software deployed on objects, devices gateways and servers.


Our PAI is lightweight and can be deployed on low power devices enabling just about anything.


Our technology allows cellular and non-cellular M2M devices to communicate through any network.


Global standards-defined protocols enhance connectivity, mobility and security. This drives down costs and lowers barriers to entry. The overall goal: helping M2M explode into uncharted areas, creating a universal internet of things.


One wears a heart monitor in the event of a heart attack...


Location and vitals are sent to: emergency medical services. Data is sent to: your doctor. Data is sent to: the pharmacy. Data from 1 million heart monitors helps app developers create a tracker that alerts wearers to need for preventive care.


One car's device can provide for...
Where to find a mechanic, how to avoid traffic, deals on where to eat, where to get gas, location for EMS in case of accident. Data from 1 million cars helps city planners and developers create smart GPS apps to manage traffic.


The intersection of communications networks applied to a variety of industry segments: retail, energy, health, home, industry, transport, infrastructure, security. IP-based end-to-end M2M software development platform. M2M device +New Gateway + M2M server > network and application agnostic but aware; middleware providing common M2M API, enabling horizontal solutions.


Restful application API, Configurable charging, interworking with cellular MTC, capillary network integration (Zigbee), M2M gateway proxy, device management, semantic services, service discovery, security (integration validation), cloud-based M2M server.



Common Service Layer: Open Middleware Platform (Application A, B, C, D + Wireless/Wireline/Hybrid network one and Wireless/Wireline/Hybrid network two)


What are the advantages of standards-based M2M?
1) End-user: Less time, money, effort; more security and more control
2) Network Operations: intelligent network; streamlines and generates new revenues
3) Service Providers: Interoperability of devices. New applications and new business models.
4) Application Developers: Build capabilities, access to new data, seamless interoperability.


Standards-based M2M is building the nervous system for a new, more intelligent and interactive world. M2M will evolve into a standards-based internet of things.