Internet of Things / M2M
Machine to machine processing (M2M) is coming about through the inclusion of sensors into electronic machinery over time. M2M is important as it 1) allows for the first time for corporations to really understand how their power is being consumed or 2) allows detection of faulty equipment by seeing analytics relating to an increased power consumption perhaps in air conditioners due to low coolant or dirty condenser coils. By taking data from the machine and combining it with electric tariffs FlexSystem is able to monitor and feedback on operational issues that may occur over time. This supports the expanded solution sets of Analytics.