M2M Device Networking:
Possibilities for Preventive Maintenance (cont.)
By Marty Huff
(Got to beginning page of Device
Networking Technology Article)
The Remote Client: The Destination
Of The Information
For purposes of
this article, the “remote client” is defined as hardware or software
that receives the data. Clients can be cell phones, database software
applications, Web browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer™ or Netscape™),
email clients (e.g., MS Outlook™ and smart messaging (SMS) devices
(e.g., the BlackBerry™), among others.
M2M Software Applications:
Communications, Web Access and User Interface
|A-Studio from Advantech is a
fully-customizable M2M programming-suite featuring user
interface and communication tools. It offers built-in device
drivers and Web accessibility.
applications or custom software programs are used to facilitate
machine-to-machine communications, provide an operator interface, and
provide Web browser access and Internet presence. One such program is
Advantech Studio (A-Studio) provides all of the necessary tools to
communicate with the device, Web-enable the application, and deliver data
securely to all levels of the enterprise. A-Studio provides a user
friendly “drag and drop” programming environment. Microsoft’s .NET
platform also provides the tools necessary to program a custom M2M
application for both embedded and non-embedded platforms.
we see devices sharing data and nowhere is the potential for productivity
gains a great as in machine maintenance applications. M2M systems ensure
you rely on timely, accurate, shared information rather than opinion and
assumption as a method of reducing downtime and extending the life of
There are basically four components in an M2M system: 1) the
intelligent device (machine or appliance) where the data originates, 2)
the gateway that extracts and translates data, 3) the network which serves
the data and 4) the remote client which ultimately receives the data. M2M
software applications are optional but can facilitate communications,
enable Web access and provide the user interface.
Please See the following pages to continue with this Preventive
Maintenance Technology Article...
The Intelligent Device:
Where The Data Originates
Translates and Passes The Data To The Network
The Connectivity That Serves Data To The Remote Client
The Remote Client: The Destination Of The Information
|Marty Huff - MSI
About the Author:
Marty Huff is an IT professional with MSI Tec and can be reached
directly at 720-875-9835 or by email at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSI Tec is a provider of intelligent machine control components
and systems, and the value adding engineering resources for the
successful identification and implementation of their use.
Marty is responsible for M2M systems design,
programming and installation and is available for dedicated
training programs and seminars on the subject of M2M.
Don Fitchett, Business
Industrial Network, contributor to this article.