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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Machine-to-Machine Startups out of 646
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The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 646 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 machine-to-machine startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 641 machine-to-machine startups, get in touch.
M2MBlue develops Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN)
Wide Area Network (WAN) reduces the security and speed of M2M communication and also limits access to the internet. Because these are important factors in M2M, startups develop alternatives to WAN. For example, SD-WAN optimizes M2M interactions by leveraging commercially available internet access. Startups achieve this by decoupling networking hardware from the control mechanisms.
Dutch startup M2MBlue provides SD-WAN for M2M communications. The startup’s modular Bondix solution provides customizable SD-WAN options. For instance, a bonding router allows 6 ports per router, supporting wireless and wired network connections. Other options include cloud security, customer support, and a customer service portal. These options allow flexibility and reliability while managing M2M networks. Additionally, M2MBlue provides features such as infotainment, passenger management systems, virtual dashboards, and hardware solutions.
Vecto Mobile provides SIM Cards for M2M
Communication is a crucial and data-intensive aspect of M2M which also requires interaction with public or private networks. Startups develop solutions to optimize M2M communication, by creating SIM cards for connected devices. These SIM cards are more durable and withstand extreme variations in temperature. Startups build solutions to embed machines with SIM cards and configure them using business servers.
Vecto Mobile is a Brazilian startup that develops SIM cards for M2M communication. Its SIM cards provide extended coverage and deliver transmission quality for M2M. The SIM cards also allow automatic reconnection in case of signal failure and enable over-the-air (OTA) online management. The startup also offers the option to change data volumes, providing demand elasticity. Thus, the SIM cards increase reliability and optimize the management of devices, while being cost-effective. Vecto Mobile also provides electronic tracking baits for transportation.
MTX-M2M designs Programmable Java M2M Modems
M2M devices require regular updates, especially with changes in server architecture or internal policies. In the absence of a centralized framework, this process is error-prone and time-consuming. Because of this, startups develop automated central modems for M2M. For example, Java modems allow devices to communicate with each other and with the modem. This provides a convenient medium to update, remove, or analyze devices for performance and troubleshooting.
Spanish startup MTX-M2M deploys programmable java M2M modems. Its product MTX-IoT is an advanced IoT modem, allowing for 4G, 3G, and 2G connectivity. Enabling constant monitoring and updates in case of changes in the level of digital inputs, the MTX-IoT increases M2M reliability. Additionally, it manages relays in communication to prioritize connections. Overall, the modem increases the overall efficiency of M2M networks.
Corsha advances Application Program Interface (API) Security for M2M Communication
API security for M2M is an underserved market and this induces technical challenges because machines primarily use APIs for communication. The lack of definition of API security compromises devices in the network. Lapses in device security later lead to confidential information leaks or data tampering. This is why startups develop solutions to address API security by enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA) to detect interference in data transmission.
Corsha is a US-based startup that develops API security for M2M interactions. Its security platform enables dynamic, fully automated MFA for APIs. The platform cryptographically defines the network so that only authorized machines connect to applications. Corsha provides the platform in two variants, the Corsha Cloud and Corsha Enterprise. The former utilizes a software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based deployment, while the latter utilizes fully self-hosted deployment.
Husarnet implements Virtual Private Network (VPN) for M2M
M2M communications through centralized and moderated networks typically lack data privacy options and also lowers network latency and bandwidth. Additionally, machine interactions require a central communication server. Because of this, startups develop VPN solutions for M2M, providing a network or platform for peer-to-peer (P2P) communication and interaction.
Polish startup Husarnet allows M2M communication through a P2P VPN. Its platform Husarnet Client allows direct P2P communication, without any central server forwarding traffic, enabling low latency of communication. All data is encrypted as the platform is strengthened with perfect forward secrecy (PFC). The platform works with both robot operating systems (ROS) and out-of-the-box ROS 2, making it suitable for microcontrollers. Besides, Husarnet provides its platform for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication.
Discover more Industry 4.0 Startups
Startups, such as the examples highlighted in this report, focus on virtual and software-defined networks for M2M communications, as well as SIM cards and API security for M2M applications. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing connected and autonomous operations, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more M2M technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Industry 4.0 Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.