Creating innovative solutions in machine to machine communication
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Client has a long history of being slanted towards providing embedded
solutions for the most complex needs of the modern world. Their
innovative and futuristic solutions are focused on providing better
ways for machines to connect with other machines, for achieving
higher levels of automation and simpler lives. Their belief lies
in combining modern microelectronics with proven software development
technologies to open new vistas in automation that are destined
to lead people to a truly automated world.
Client is a global leader who enjoys trust of several high profile customers for providing them embedded solutions for controlling remote machines. Client's visions and promises of futuristic solutions to worldwide users requires it to integrate common appliances, ultra-modern electronic devices, microcontrollers and integrating circuits in networked architecture for exchanging information. Resilient and cost effective communications are essential to communicate with remote devices through a host of networks like, internet, wireless and LAN/ WAN for a truly global and widely acceptable networked integration of remote devices.
Client needed to develop secure yet easily available methods for exchanging data across machines and household appliances. The required solution must be able to provide users with secure environment to connect with machines and transmitting commands anywhere at anytime. Common scenarios when users can transmit commands are: while working in office, while traveling in cars, vacationing on a beach, traveling on business trips or any other possible situations. Measured or objective assessment of client's business situation, giving all aspects their comparative importance is illustrated below:
Solution for Machine-to-Machine communications was required in evolving a line of thought, general principle or an intelligence into a concrete reality. From the invention of the transistor to the present day, the buzzword has always been the same: Embedding. In other words, more complexity and enhanced functionalities are embedded with every new release of electronic boards and Integrated Circuits (ICs). It was required that the machines would be able to establish a network connection (wired or wireless, depending on the type of embedding) and become "visible" from a central monitoring system operated by the manufacturer itself, by one of its customers, by maintenance or by a service provider. Such Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications required exchanging information like machine commands and other complex signals with the help of proposed software solution.
Software solution needed to be developed by using modern software development technology that is scalable to integrate most of today's as well as future machines. The software must be capable to process electronic signals and could be integrated with circuits and other semiconductor boards. Therefore, total solution was to be evolved by joining software modules, electronic circuits, networks and devices in a logical cyclic loop as depicted in Figure 2.
Q3 Technologies' experts and technical managers immediately understood the requirements and constituted a dedicated team of software architects, designers, developers and integrators. The team designed and successfully tested a prototype of a solution whose development was closely watched by the client. Q3 Technologies developed an exemplary solution by focusing on following elements of software development:
Q3 Technologies performed following steps for solution's usage in real world: