Chapter 17

M2M Communications and Their Role in AAL

Radosveta I. Sokullu; Abdullah Balcı    Ege University, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Turkey

Abstract

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communication is an emerging technology that allows the seamless connectivity of devices over different networks without the need of human intervention. This technology will permit billions of devices to interconnect over the Internet giving rise to an unprecedented number of new applications, services and business opportunities: from smart energy management to intelligent cities and intelligent transportation, from surveillance to eHealthcare and ambient environments. Technology in its bare form, as devices and equipment used by humans, ...

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