M2M or Machine to Machine technologies have been growing with the steady increase of the internet of things. These systems have been seen over every spectrum of industry, from completing sales to using telematics to service trucks. Swisscom is a company seeking to extend the limits of these technologies, bringing the world into a more efficient future.
Their level of integration is not limited to pre-existing systems, although it can be integrated within them. Their development APIs and other useful tools, allows for organizations to customize their technique to fit their needs. Recently, Swisscom was used to test a local area network in regards to cellular phones. The devices in question were able to transmit small packages to other devices on the network in a small amount of time, while using little battery life. The reason for the size of the packages is to limit its energy consumption. This network is known as a low-powered network, since it is optimal for devices that have small batteries with high battery life. Smart homes and similar systems that rely heavily on communicating with each other (without human interaction) can benefit heavily from this highly efficient, energy saving network. It is not limited to mobile devices such as phones or tablets; it can be used with more miscellaneous objects such as sensors and triggers.
Speaking of miscellaneous objects, the beauty of Swisscom’s system is that it can be integrated over a wide array of objects. These objects can be electronic in nature or simply mechanical, and its uses are nearly limitless. For example, their system can be used for curbed newspaper boxes, recycling bins and billboards. These things can communicate with more accessible devices such as work computers and apps to relay information about the subsequent object that can be useful to the organization implementing them.
Swisscom is swiftly walking into the futuristic foray of machine to machine technologies.