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Leveraging Internet Connectivity for M2M

Originally posted on Global Capacity

Global CapacityMachine-to-machine (M2M) communication has a bright future.  With better sensors, wireless networks and increased computing capabilities, deploying M2M makes sense for many sectors.  Every day, business owners, engineers, scientists, doctors and many others are finding ways to use this new communications tool.  Research from Infonetics shows that as businesses increasingly look to the Internet of Things (IoT) to grow and expand, investment in M2M network connectivity solutions is set to triple by 2018.

In addition to wide spread wireless machine connections, many monitoring and security systems employed by businesses use simple ping communications and consume much less bandwidth than many business applications used by employees including video streaming and file sharing.  The chief goal of connecting these lower-bandwidth systems is not increased speed to avoid jitter and delay; rather, it is reliability and cost-effectiveness.  Simply put, business owners are looking for network connectivity solutions that will not crash – making a broadband digital subscriber line (DSL) connection a strong option.

Broadband DSL service connects to the Internet over the same physical wires as regular telephone service.  Many business owners prefer to use this method to connect monitoring and security systems because it offers the ability to quickly send and receive data over the Internet, is highly reliable, and performs well at lower and asynchronous speeds.

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