What distinguishes M2M from IoT?
The fundamental difference between M2M and IoT is that M2M systems are often isolated and independent network instruments. Simultaneously, IoT devices are IP-based and have the purpose of sending data collected from connected devices to digitalized platforms, middleware, or gateways. Data collected from M2M-devices are made to manage application and affects the way companies operate. In contrast, data from IoT-devices affect end-users and are made to improved business performance across multiple groups.
What is the role of LIMS software?
LIMS means “laboratory information management system” and concerns laboratory software designed to enable communication between measurement instruments in the lab environment for high tech workflows.
Let us analyze the following examples to clearly explain how [FP]-LIMS enables M2M bidirectional communication.
A lab technician conducts optical emission spectrometry analysis and imports measurement data from his OES spectrometer. However, he or she has an extensive test order from various measurement methods, let us say XRF and hardness test. In order to have a global overview, the lab technician needs to import the data coming from those analyses as well.