September 20, 2013: In the past 22 months, Etisalat has helped companies eliminate more than 23,000 tonnes of unnecessary CO2 emissions solely through monitoring, streamlining and reducing energy usage through heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) to all EES participants within the UAE.
How has the telecoms giant, a corporation more associated with mobile phones and entertainment services such as eLife, made such savings possible? The answer lies in the world of M2M (Machine-to-Machine) technology.
In the past, the Internet was something accessed on computers. With M2M technology, countless objects we use in our daily lives – from cars to air conditioning units – have a variety of sensors added to them and are connected to the Internet so that data on exactly when and how they are used can be recorded. The collection of this ‘big data’ that is key to how M2M works. It is co re be rxie.pan