Comparison Table: M2M and IOT
Below table describes the difference between M2M and IoT:
|Machine to Machine
|Internet of Things
|M2M is Concept where two or more machines can communicate with each other and carry out certain functions without human intervention. Some degree of intelligence can be observed in M2M model.
|IOT is an ecosystem of connected devices ( via Internet) where the devices have ability to collect and transfer data over a network automatically without human intervention. IOT helps objects to interact with internal and/or external environment which in turn control the decision making.
|Point to Point
|Through IP Network using various Communication types
|Old proprietary protocols and communication techniques
|Internet protocols used commonly
|For monitoring and control of 1 or few infrastructure/assets.
|To address everyday needs of humans.
|Sharing of collected data
|Data collected is not shared with other applications
|Data is shared with other applications (like weather forecasts, social media etc.) improve end user experience
|Devices usually don’t rely over Internet connection
|Devices usually rely over Internet connection
|Device in scope
|Limited devices in scope
|Large number of device sin scope
|Less scalable than IOT
|More scalable due to cloud based architecture
|Remote monitoring , fleet control
|Smart Cities, smart agriculture etc.
|B2B and B2C
|Vertical and Horizontal
|Sensors , Data and Information
|End users, devices, wearables, Cloud and Big Data