If ‚monitoring’ is explained as an umbrella term for the systematic collection, logging, observation or tracing of events or processes using technical tools and resources - to control’ means to interfere into such events in a steering way as soon as it does not follow the customary process (eg. exceeds a certain threshold).
Based on this definition a series of M2M applications exist:
Condition Monitoring and Maintenance
To minimize unscheduled production outages on the one hand or to optimize scheduled repairs of complex technical systems (e.g. railroad systems, locomotives, cable cars, etc.) on the other hand, condition monitoring, concrete measurement, inspection and evaluation of the actual condition of system parts is elementary. Condition Monitoring is checking conditions of components by routine and provides essential information for the continuous optimization of maintenance processes.
Wireless Tank Level Monitoring
Together with partners delivering sensors and additional metering equipment, Metrilog offers a web-based remote monitoring service that collects and transfers critical tank level data and converts it into information to help customers manage their sites, pipelines, and tanks efficiently and economically. Tank Level Monitoring provides timely tank level data for slop tanks, water storage tanks, or other liquid tanks.