Device-to-Cloud: Operate machines through the cloud with M2M.
- New set of functions on the M2M Developer Platform makes it easy to take machines to the cloud
- Certification program guarantees full module compatibility
- M2M Developer Challenge for developers at Embedded World
Thanks to M2M, the operation and monitoring of machinery and equipment is becoming child’s play for machine manufacturers and operators. With M2M Device-to-Cloud (D2C), Deutsche Telekom is expanding its portfolio of services for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication with ultra-simple data and device management through the cloud. The new features will be presented for the first time at Deutsche Telekom’s stand at the Embedded World trade fair in Nuremberg (hall 4, stand 270/278) from February 25-27. Deutsche Telekom will launch the M2M Device-to-Cloud Ready certification program at the same time. This program helps hardware manufacturers confirm that their M2M devices are compatible with the enhanced platform, making the Internet of Things even easier.
Jürgen Hase, head of Deutsche Telekom’s M2M Competence Center, says:
“With our M2M Device Cloud, machinery operators can now monitor and manage their machines even easier with M2M.”
Sensor data that the machine transmits to the cloud can then be processed in ERP or other systems. Two measurement values can also be logically linked, for example, to identify a critical operating status reliably. When defined thresholds are exceeded, the platform automatically alerts maintenance staff via e-mail.
The M2M Device Cloud also makes it simple to update the operating software installed on the devices.
“Our new M2M Device Cloud offering will speed up the development and market launch of M2M solutions, and also simplify management of networked devices.”
The platform is highly scalable and supports an unlimited number of devices and users. In addition to the premium version, with 2,000 MB of storage space and an unlimited number of devices, a free-of-charge test version with limited functionality is also available.
Developers of M2M solutions also benefit. Prototyping kits, such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi, can be integrated, tested and operated on the platform simply. Visitors at Embedded World can experience practical examples live and in person. During the three days of the trade fair, developers will use the platform for the M2M Developer Challenge, to program their own prototypes for new M2M applications.
To ensure full compatibility between M2M hardware and the platform, Deutsche Telekom offers the M2M Device-to-Cloud Ready program to module manufacturers and distributors. This certificate conveys decisive competitive advantages to manufacturers of M2M modules for remote monitoring: developers and designers of remotely monitored machines give preference to modules that can be integrated quickly and easily in cloud-based platforms. The certification process includes the development and acceptance of a software agent, which translates the specific device information into the platform’s pan-device data model – ensuring simple, seamless communication between the connected machines and the cloud.