Machine 2 Machine

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the ever-growing network of physical objects that feature an IP address for internet connectivity, and the communication that occurs between these objects and other Internet-enabled devices and systems. This may involve remotely, unlocking your front door, or turning off/on the lights in your home, but from a corporate perspective IoT enables organizations to collect and analyse data from any piece of equipment fitted with appropriate sensors. This in turn, allows businesses to refine their operations via reduced maintenance costs/operational resources, and improved business operations.

Machine to machine (M2M) forms the foundation of IoT, enabling networked devices to share relevant data and perform automated actions without manual intervention. It’s most often used for remote monitoring & control such as warehouse management, remote control, robotics, traffic control, logistic services, supply chain management, and fleet management.

Regardless of the function, all M2M applications require one simple piece of technology to facilitate remote data transfers and commands….a live data sim card. When creating an M2M solution, JHL consider all of your specific requirements with a view to identifying 4 key areas:

  • Asset Track all devices remotely monitoring the location and travel patterns.
  • Remotely distribute applications across multiple operating platforms, manufacturers, service providers and devices types (mobiles, tablets, laptops…. etc.) silently and without any employee interaction.
  • Provision assets remotely including their enrolment and the configuration of set user and company data (apps, user & VPN settings, proxies…etc.).
  • Dictate individual security levels via specified encryption levels, and set authentication standards such as biometric and two-factor access.
  • Retire or lock down assets remotely. Backing up data and/or wiping devices of all company data where necessary.
  • Control corporate data by setting rules for access levels and logging who accesses what files and when.
  • Restrict/allow mobile usage types – Turn off/on the ability for data roaming, international calls…etc. and avoid unforeseen charges.
  • Restrict/allow device functionality – Turn off/on specific functions on a device such as the camera, Bluetooth, making and/or receiving calls…etc.
  • Restrict internet and app usage – Bar access to non-productive applications such as Facebook, Instagram…etc. Or simply bar specific types of website such adult, gambling or streaming services.

If you are considering implementing MDM software or reviewing your existing set-up we’re confident we can design and deliver the solution you need.