Sunday, 21 December 2014

Machine to Machine (M2M) Operational Efficiency

Operational Efficiency:

M2M enables customers to save time and money by optimising business processes. Cost saving remains one of the primary drivers for businesses to adopt M2M solutions today as the recovery of one misplaced diesel generator, for example, can cover the installation and running costs of an M2M tracking solution.

Here are some of the ways our customers are optimising their business with our M2M solutions:
  • Remote monitoring and analytics reduce the cost of failure, minimise the need for ‘routine maintenance’ visits and problems can be fixed before they have an impact on the customer.
  • Accurate information is delivered in real time, enabling quicker business decisions, less machine down-time and better production yield.
  • Information can be collected automatically and systems maintained and repaired remotely so engineers and service staff can manage their time more effectively.
  • Asset tracking enables theft recovery, theft prevention, status monitoring and inventory.
  • Vodafone has saved at least £2 million annually on its UK energy bills through automated monitoring of energy consumption at its base stations with Bglobal.

Embedded connectivity enables you to accelerate time to market for a wide range of connected M2M applications such as:
  • Remote monitoring and control - remote monitoring of machines and devices (air conditioning systems, compressors, pumps, gas engines).
  • Financial Services - ATM and other financial applications.
  • Public safety and public transport systems.
  • M2M SIM card already inserted for quick and easy start-up.
  • Health - Medical and industrial applications.
  • Business Continuity - Primary and back-up wireless connections for near 100% up-time.
  • Consumer Goods - Rapidly deployable wireless payment solutions.
  • Digital Signage - Eliminate landlines and reach your customers in more locations.
  • Small Office - affordable and reliable 2G and 3G connections for small and temporary offices.
  • Security/Surveillance - connect IP surveillance cameras over mobile broadband.
  • Energy and Utilities - monitor and control remote industrial equipment.

Asset Tracking:

Efficiently managing critical business assets such as tools, supplies, equipment, fleet or products poses a significant challenge and can be a highly labour-intensive and costly process. Additionally, the theft, loss, breakdown or delay in delivery of assets can have huge financial implications - loss of working time, delays in production, the expense of hiring in alternative equipment and increased insurance premiums.
With increasing competition demanding greater flexibility and process efficiency, the inability to track and recover assets due to poor process controls and lack of automation can have a significant impact. Businesses need to look at how they can do more with less – how they can automate manual processes, increase efficiencies, reduce theft and loss and optimise uptime and utilisation of assets.

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