How the Internet of Things will change the way we monitor the Railways

| March 1, 2016

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Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) projects follow a common technological paradigm: intelligent devices, seamlessly connected to the Internet, enable remote services and provide actionable data. From Eurotech's point of view, the IoT acronym is more adopted in the consumer space while M2M has a stronger industrial connotation. For our purposes the two acronyms are equivalent, although we prefer M2M due to our industrial-grade hardware device manufacturing heritage.

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Friendly Technologies is a leading provider of carrier-class device management software for IoT/M2M, Smart Home and Triple Play services. With its best-of-breed approach, Friendly enables service providers to avoid device dependency and manage multiple types of devices on a single platform. Friendly provides support for standard protocols including TR-069, OMA-DM, LWM2M, MQTT and SNMP, in addition to non-standard protocols.Friendly’s solutions allow service providers and their customers to control, monitor and manage all device types including routers, STBs, RGs, mobile hotspots, Smart Home hubs, sensors and appliances, smartphones, dongles, IP phones, M2M devices, smart power and water metering devices, health care devices and more.Friendly’s platform enables customers to automatically connect and provision new devices, monitor QoE, configure and update firmware remotely, and streamline their support services, while its server and cloud-based solutions offer data insights to service p

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