By the year 2020 it’s estimated there will be over 75 billion devices connected to each other via the internet (the Internet of Things (IOT)), and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication will be the networking infrastructure that will help manage, automate and inventory these devices -- without human interaction. As Kevin Aston wrote in his article That 'Internet of Things' Thing (RFID Journal, July 22, 2009), “We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best. The Internet of Things has the potential to change the world, just as the Internet did. Maybe even more so.”
M2M Revolutionizes Data Communications
The IOT Architecture Group is a Silicon Engines subsidiary focused on engineering products for the Internet of Things. Read more about them here.
Using the MQTT communications protocol, Silicon Engines’ Near Field Communication / High Frequency RFID (NFC/HF RFID) Gateway is designed to help you easily connect your devices to the IoT and improve the efficiency of your business by reducing operating and maintenance costs and creating new revenue streams. From vending machines and delivery trucks to heart monitors and temperature sensors, the IoT and M2M technology build a foundation to make communication between devices easier and to deliver actionable data in real-time.
The MQTT Open Protocol
Silicon Engines is at the forefront of the M2M revolution with our Model 13563 NFC/HF RFID Gateway which reads and writes industry-standard HF RFID tags, works with with NFC-enabled smart phones and tablets and uses the MQTT protocol to establish communications between sensors, PCs, tablets, smart phones and applications in the Cloud. In fact, the open MQTT protocol allows you to connect anything to anything. The Model 13563 interfaces with connected machines like point-of-sale devices, smart meters, ID access control systems and most other equipment that requires M2M communication. And data captured from our NFC/HF RFID sensors can be transmitted, combined and evaluated in real time or stored for long-term analysis. Read more . . .
NFC/HF RFID Modules for M2M communication
NFC/RFID Gateway - Model 13563
The NFC/HF RFID Gateway is a versatile tool serving as a platform for development of Near Field Communications applications. The module provides a portal for smartphones and tablets to interface with a wide range of applications including vending machines, point-of-sale equipment and industrial controls.
Model 13563: $199.00
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