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Difference between IoT and M2M

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  • Last Updated : 25 May, 2022

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 ofIoTM2M
AbbreviationInternet of ThingsMachine to Machine
IntelligenceDevices have objects that are responsible for decision makingSome degree of intelligence is observed in this.
Connection type usedThe connection is via Network and using various communication types.The connection is a point to point
Communication protocol usedInternet protocols are used such as HTTP, FTP, and Telnet.Traditional protocols and communication technology techniques are used
Data SharingData is shared between other applications that are used to improve the end-user experience.Data is shared with only the communicating parties.
InternetInternet connection is required for communicationDevices are not dependent on the Internet.
Type of CommunicationIt supports cloud communicationIt supports point-to-point communication.
Computer SystemInvolves the usage of both Hardware and Software.Mostly hardware-based technology
ScopeA large number of devices yet scope is large.Limited Scope for devices.
Business Type usedBusiness 2 Business(B2B) and Business 2 Consumer(B2C)Business 2 Business (B2B)
Open API supportSupports Open API integrations.There is no support for Open APIs
ExamplesSmart wearables, Big Data and Cloud, etc.Sensors, Data and Information, etc.
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