Written by Shanna Empey on Thursday, 25 June 2015
Yesterday, SaskTel announced the launch of their new Machine to Machine (M2M) Management Centre.
The online portal allows business customers to streamline processes, boost productivity, and increase profitability through a self-serving dashboard, as more and more technology becomes digitized.
“It allows the business owner to actually set up and monitor all of their devices,” said Manager of External Communications, Tara Tibeau. “A lot of things nowadays are becoming digitized, and that’s allowing them to sort of manage and control their devices. As well, the devices are kind of now able to transmit information they weren’t able to before, so that’s going to automate a lot of functions for people.”
SaskTel already has customers utilizing the service for anything from monitoring delivery service to operating vending machines, according to Tibeau.
“We have some farmers that are actually using the monitoring system in their grain bins, so things like temperature control humidity and other factors like that that you wouldn’t have the ability to know if it’s in a big bin without it being sensorized. It’ll tell you when you need to make adjustments,” she explained. “It’s becoming very popular all across all kinds of different industries, and really it can be used for a lot of different applications. I think as things become more digitized and people want to be able to control things using just an internet connection, so basically you could use your phone and log on and check to see if the vending machines have chips in them, is the grain okay, is the temperature in the bin good, and things like that. It’s an exciting and new application of technology.”
In addition to finding information in one place, the M2M Management Centre allows customers to self active or deactivate M2M SIM cards, pool data, report, and access troubleshooting tools.
Tibeau adds SaskTel is not a telecommunications company anymore, but a technology company that is striving to satisfy both consumers and business customers.
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