Make your assets work harder for your business
Vodafone Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connects machines, devices and appliances to our mobile network, turning them into intelligent assets. Our M2M services can help you automate processes and get valuable information when you want it, reducing both risk and costs. And all it takes to get started is a SIM card and a bit of tech for it to interface with.
How M2M can benefit your business
M2M enables you to save time and money by improving business processes. The installation and running costs of an M2M tracking solution can eliminate or reduce loss. The recovery of one misplaced diesel generator, for example, can cover the costs of a whole solution.
M2M technology can transform your operations and business potential. The information and insight it provides can change business processes, enable innovations and create new revenue streams. For instance, BMW has deployed M2M in its new cars for eCall, which calls emergency services if the car is in an accident, and other innovative in-car services.
M2M can help to address the requirements of regulations affecting the movement of persons and goods, sustainability issues or lone worker safety issues. EU regulations are a great example – we currently help Enexis, one of the largest energy network operators in the Netherlands, by providing a reliable and secure communications infrastructure to comply with directives on smart metering.
M2M can help you engage with your customers in new and innovative ways. We’ve helped local councils save costs and better serve their constituents with smart waste management, and helped energy companies with smart meters for more accurate billing. With more real-time customer information at your fingertips, you’ll get a better understanding of their needs.
M2M is playing a significant role in helping to create a more sustainable society. Real-time presence data can be used to optimise energy use for things like heating, air conditioning and lighting. As well as saving costs, this can reduce energy use and related carbon emissions.