ATDI is helping pull together the threads of the World Wide Web. As the Internet of Facebook and cat videos becomes the Internet of Things, ATDI is connecting the web’s eyes and ears to its brain.
The company has produced a brochure on the nature and potential of machine-to-machine communication over the net, a concept that means the web is doing a job of work for companies rather than just providing information and entertainment. As ATDI points out, M2M communication means lower costs, lower risk and higher productivity for many areas of business. The Internet of Things connects sensors to the people who benefit from the sensor’s information, and that means one operator in a central position can monitor any number of buildings for intruders or fire or just the correct humidity. And it is all based on communication, generally using the radio spectrum.
“A remote sensor doesn’t do you much good if you have to travel 10 miles to read its display,” notes ATDI managing director Peter Paul, “and that’s why, as the Internet gets a central nervous system, we are now using our expertise to ensure all generated information is available instantly to the people who need it, no matter where they are. It’s a fascinating and, for our customers, profitable application of our planning and modelling experience.”
He adds: “The potential for companies exploiting M2M is practically limitless, but that potential always bumps into the same problem: locating a space in the spectrum to allow systems talk to each other over distance. Happily, finding solutions to issues such as that has been ATDI’s forte since the days of telex.”M2M Services (1631 downloads)