M2M upgrades M2M Connect

Published 17 November 2005

Eighty-five percent of the U.S. critical infrastructure is owned and managed by the private sector, and much of the management is done remotely. Vulnerabilities abound (just think of a terrorist managing to infiltrate one of the networks to order a dam to release millions of gallons of water from a reservoir, or for a power station feeding a major urban center to shut down). Good to see, therefore, that Englewood, Colorado-based M2M Data Corporation, an Internet-based Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) leader, is upgrading its machine-to-machine (M2M) communications infrastructure. M2M is making the upgrade to its iSCADA communications infrastructure. M2M Connect has been enhanced to support an extended range of satellite and terrestrial wireless networks. M2M Connect has a set of software tools and services which allow M2M to provide its iSCADA service to any device using any communications data format or protocol. Note this addition: A private APN (M2Mops.com) with Cingular Wireless which will allow M2M to provide a wider range of GPRS services and customized tariffs.-read more in this M2M news releaseCompany Web site