Category Archives: M2M

Cost Saving with Oil and Gas Automation

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2015 has been a tumultuous time for the oil and gas industry. Not only have depressed commodity prices created a state of uncertainty, but pressure on the employment sector of the industry is coming from many directions. On the one hand, companies are forced to rationalize headcount in line with operating levels and bottom line economics. They also have the opposing need to recruit and train new sources of skilled labor as a significant level of the existing workforce is at the threshold of retirement. This situation seems a bit precarious, but there is hope in the emerging field of…

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Cellular Based SCADA System as a Service

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Existing Cellular Infrastructure Supports Millions of M2M Connections The national 3G/4G carriers have made a huge investment in network expansion and technology improvements over the past few years with Verizon and ATT together spending over $13B in 2013 alone. These upgrades have enabled a myriad of new high-bandwidth internet services and devices including many cellular-based Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications. In fact, there are now over 60M cellular M2M connections in the U.S. with this number expected to exceed 100M by 2016. Much of this investment by the carriers has taken place in rural and remote areas opening new possibilities and capabilities…

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M2M for Oil and Gas Industry

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M2M for Oil and Gas As the oil and gas reserves continue to become more difficult to reach due to their isolated locations, and regulations on the industry become increasingly more severe, there is a major need to be met. M2M applications are perfect for meeting these needs and providing several more substantial improvements. The most prominent examples of M2M for oil and gas revolve around systems for oilfield surveillance, oilfield security, and remote tank monitoring. The pressure on the oil and gas industry to develop safer and more efficient processes for drilling and transportation has grown exponentially since the BP…

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What is M2M and Why is it Important?

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Understanding the Importance of M2M You’ve probably heard the term before, but what is M2M? M2M stands for machine to machine, and this term is most commonly referred to as a part of industrial operations in which companies are trying to connect sensors and devices for greater efficiency. M2M is typically known as a type of technology that allows different devices and sensors to share information and connect without the requirement of any human work for this process. This is often associated with the internet of things, or IoT, which refers to the general idea of connectivity between hardware devices….

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