The mission of SAT4M2M is to enable Industry 4.0 and global machine-to-machine communications by designing, deploying, and operating a next generation communications system. Virtually all services of the Internet of Everything and the Things-in-Touch require communications networks. However, the existing infrastructure is not at all optimized for global machine-to-machine (m2m) communications. We want to address this vast and urgent unmet need by building an optimized communications network for a huge variety of services, such as worldwide tracking of goods, global sensor arrays, telemedicine, surveillance of transcontinental railway systems, and so forth. The SAT4M2M communications network will be optimized according to the following specifications which are success-critical:
The guiding principle of the system design is the pyramid turned upside down. Based on m2m-experiences, only a very limited data volume – “m2m volume” – is required for machine-2-machine communications; contrary to the dramatically growing bandwidth in traditional communications – mostly driven by humanoid preference of video data.
The m2m data communications show a quite different performance pattern: All necessary technologies for the guarantee of safe and secure data management and transmission will be provided.
SAT4M2M’s vision is to provide the preferred global backbone for all machine-2-machine communications by the year 2020.