Real Time Control Over the Web

May 23, 2012 // By Galixsys Networks

With the increases in wireless capability and coverage (both cellular, wireless LAN and even nearfield communication (NFC) based) and the rapid reduction of both hardware and connection costs, the number of machines that can be connected is increasing significantly. These machines make up a range of devices, from smart thermostats that are accessible by the home owner from any device with a web browser, to smart gas meters that automatically report the gas usage to the utility company, to consumer devices such as smart picture frames that automatically stream pictures stored from a web site to the frame.

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) operation, or any “smart device” in general, is characterized by allowing any device that has a network connection to be accessible on the Internet.