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Difference between IoT and M2M
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  • Last Updated : 16 May, 2020

1. Internet of Things :
IOT is known as the Internet of Things where things are said to be the communicating devices that can interact with each other using a communication media. Usually every day some new devices are being integrated which uses IoT devices for its function. These devices use various sensors and actuators for sending and receiving data over the internet. It is an ecosystem where the devices share data through a communication media known as the internet.

2. Machine to Machine :
This is commonly known as Machine to machine communication. It is a concept where two or more than two machines communicate with each other without human interaction using a wired or wireless mechanism. M2M is an technology that helps the devices to connect between devices without using internet. M2M communications offer several applications such as security, tracking and tracing, manufacturing and facility management.

Difference between IoT and M2M :

Basis of IoT M2M
Abbreviation Internet of Things Machine to Machine
Intelligence Devices have objects that are responsible for decision making Some degree of intelligence is observed in this
Connection type used The connection is via Network and using various communication types. The connection is a point to point
Communication protocol used Internet protocols are used such as HTTP, FTP, and Telnet. Traditional protocols and communication technology techniques are used
Data Sharing Data is shared between other applications that are used to improve the end-user experience. Data is shared with only the communicating parties.
Internet Internet connection is required for communication Devices are not dependent on the Internet.
Scope A large number of devices yet scope is large. Limited Scope for devices.
Business Type used Business 2 Business(B2B) and Business 2 Consumer(B2C) Business 2 Business (B2B)
Open API support Supports Open API integrations. There is no support for Open Api’s
Examples Smart wearables, Big Data and Cloud, etc. Sensors, Data and Information, etc.

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