From Innovator to Way of the Future in Just Three Years
Industry 4.0 is the networking of the entire production chain. Startup company com2m provides the machine-level communication solutions (M2M). With its m2m-monitor platform, the company perfectly targets today's trends and helps small and medium-sized companies keep up with the digital revolution.30 Mar 2016
Development was incredibly fast: Spun off from the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences Innovation Laboratory in 2013, granted the eco Internet Award and recognized by the Dortmund entrepreneurship competition start2grow in 2014, a finalist in the renowned CODE_n CONTEST in 2015 and finally, in February 2016, a 24-percent stake acquired by one of Germany's leading IT systems firms adesso .
There are two reasons for this feverish attention. First, com2m delivers innovative machine-networking solutions and thus the necessary software for attractive applications such as predictive maintenance and fully new, digital business models for comprehensive factory services . Of course here the company is not alone. Unique to the com2m m2m-monitor is its generic operating mode and the fact that com2m offers it as Software-as-a-Service. This means that any number of M2M scenarios can be built faster and more easily than with individual solutions from other providers, without any investment cost commitment for users. The result: digitization of services and processes becomes attractive even to small and medium-sized businesses.
Networking all possible machines: m2m-monitor
m2m-monitor, the platform developed by com2m for machine-to-machine communication, supports efficient digital networking of any variety of systems, machines and devices. They can be monitored and managed via the Internet, including with an app on mobile devices. The machine data is continuously transferred to the platform, which stores and analyzes it in real time and automatically runs processes. There are many possible applications, such as registering robot operating times and wear, tracking and analyzing vehicle position and system values and monitoring tank fill and temperature data. Wind turbine output can be monitored in real time – as well as their wear and operating status. This means potential problems are recognized before they lead to costly breakdowns. Remote maintenance and configuration are also possible.
Simple start to digitization
m2m-monitor does not always connect 100% directly to the client's system system. Small adaptations might still be necessary. But even introducing the standard version of the platform is worth it for small businesses, according to CEO Stephan Sachweh, offering significant efficiency gains for zero investment cost . In this way the com2m software solution helps small and medium-sized manufacturing companies not miss out on the digital transformation. And not just them. Machine builders also access new digital business models by integrating solutions from com2m into their products.
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