TeliaSonera launches m2m-in-a-box to help connect businesses
The new service is easy to set up and use regardless of industry and will allow businesses and organizations to explore the opportunities of m2m and Internet of Things. M2M-in-a-box is a cloud service managed through a web user interface and includes sensors that can be used to connect everything from buildings and shops to vehicles and machinery. The service is scheduled for launch early next year in the Nordic and Baltic markets.
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, or the Internet of Things, is about to radically transform society, industry and the way we live. In 2017, 70 million things are estimated to be connected in the Nordic region alone. Businesses and government are now scrambling to understand and explore the opportunities of a connected society. But deploying m2m-solutions can be a complex and resource demanding process requiring organizations to work with several different companies and technologies to achieve a working solution. The new m2m-service from TeliaSonera helps remove these obstacles and allows companies and public sector organizations in all fields, from hotels, stores and manufacturing to municipalities to connect their operations.
“M2M-in-a-box is a horizontal service that includes everything businesses and organizations need, regardless of which industry they’re in and what size they are, to start exploring the opportunities of m2m and IoT, improving productivity, efficiency and innovation, says Hans Dahlberg, Vice President and head of TeliaSonera Global M2M Services.
“The service offers a transparent and predictable business model and is easy to set up and use, whether you are a grocery store that wants to keep food fresh by making sure refrigerators are sufficiently cool or if you’re a municipality making sure all roads get plowed during winter by equipping the snowplows with sensors that track their movement”, continuous Hans Dahlberg.
M2M-in-a-box is a cloud based service that includes:
Subscription based business model
- Necessary hardware like sensors that collect different data like temperature, humidity, movement and position that can be used in a range of settings and for a number of different types of things like offices, hotels, shops, vehicles and heavy machinery
- Web user interface – manage connected things through a web user interface. Determine what type of data the sensor should collect like temperature, humidity, movement or position. Set rules for data and generate alerts. For example, an alert is sent via text message to a smartphone when the temperature in the refrigerator reaches a certain level.
The new service is set to launch during Q1 2015 and will be available in Nordic and Baltic markets. It is being showcased today at the TeliaSonera M2M Symposium in Stockholm.