M2M books: a brief guide of essential titles
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
We couldn’t miss the opportunity brought by World Book Day to tell you about a few titles that surely will help you understand better the inner workings and the impact of M2M and the Internet of Things.
Let’s start with a very basic question: What is machine-to-machine? “M2M Communications: A Systems Approach” by David Boswarthick, Omar Elloumi and Olivier Hersent answers this question deeply and thorough. The book does a great job at addressing all the topics that people wanting to start delving into the M2M universe will need to know: markets, applications, standards, implementation. Definitely a strong cornerstone to build up expertise on this industry.
As for a more pragmatically-oriented approach, we recommend Cuno Pfister’s “Getting Started with the Internet of Things: Connecting Sensors and Microcontrollers to the Cloud” and Simon Monk’s “Programming Arduino Getting Started with Sketches”, two titles that will help the curious ones in creating their very own Internet of Things solutions for home. And if you’re feeling especially creative, you might want to take a look at “30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius”, which gives you instructions to build entertaining projects like a lie detector or a magnetic door lock using Arduino.
On a higher level, engineers and technical experts will want to take a look at “The Internet of Things: Key Applications and Protocols”, a book that offers a comprehensive overview of M2M and AMI protocols and explores more recent technologies: 6LowPAN, ZigBee SE 2.0 and ETSI M2M.
Another interesting title to get a deeper understanding of smart grids is “Smart Grid: Fundamentals of Design and Analysis”, which provides a great deal of information: what a smart grid is a discussion on the motivation for the smart grid development, and the tools for analysis and development.
Of course, you can find lots of interesting information on this books about M2M, but books can also be M2M. In the case of e-book readers, the traditional models of connectivity for consumer electronics devices have been redefined: thanks to the SIM card equipped in the reader, you can download all the ebooks you want without paying anything for the connectivity, just paying the price of the content purchased.