The energy and environment industries have pioneered the use of wireless communications to monitor and control their assets (e.g., oil facilities, water levels and solar plants). Recently, applications have been created for agriculture and management energy.
GSM communications is one of the only wireless technologies that meet the coverage and cost requirements.
The increasing concern over security threats and the increasing cost of public and private security are driving the Security industry to enhance existing solutions and to reduce cost and complexity of deploying those solutions.
As an alternative to fixed line connectivity or as the main communication’s channel, GSM connectivity allows security applications to become portable, more reliable and less expensive.
Governmental agencies and local authorities have to maintain and improve a wide range of assets and processes.
Innovative manufacturers are creating solutions for smart cities, infrastructure management and a wide-range of other areas. Wireless connectivity and M2M communication is a core technology required to enable the most interesting solutions (e.g., monitor and control street lighting).
The manufacturing industry has been adopting systems with low-powered wireless devices to monitor and control
manufacturing processes and assets.
As many facilities are in remote and low coverage places real-time view of the processes allows manufacturers to better integrate and synchronise with the rest of the actors of the value chains (e.g., distributors).