LCCellular is a machine to machine (M2M) solution using mobile data networks for commercial and industrial applications. We keep businesses in business by providing continuity of data communications even when other infrastructure fails. Connecting humans and machines anywhere, anytime. Make LCCellular part of your regular operation and disaster recovery plan.
LCCellular is a wireless connectivity solution for emergency or non-conventional internet / network access. Supported by LCC products such as bespoke cellular router and UPS (uninterruptible power supply). We can keep your business going even when other infrastructure elements fail such as mains electricity or even the conventional broadband connection itself. We can support both static and mobile applications.
Representing arguably the fastest growing set of applications most suited for LCCellular solutions.
POS and MEPOS
With the adoption of Chip and PIN the retail market is re-examining EPOS hardware and solutions. Mobile POS are now economically competitive to run as either a primary or secondary connection. Additionally the advent of sophisticated ‘Unattended payment Terminals’ brings the possibility of using credit or debit cards in situations where previously cash was the only alternative. This can drive up the value of the goods on sale in these remote units. It also reduces or eliminates the need for handling cash, cutting risk and cost.
Car parking is just the starting point when it comes to taking advantage of M2Ms fast installation and low running costs. Authorisation for ticket can be completed within seconds with always on GPRS.
With higher value goods a realistic option Vending companies need to know what is going on in their estate at a moment’s notice. Stock management, remote diagnostics, the ability to update prices or even fraud detection can all be added to vending solutions.
Metering and Monitoring
Real time information is critical in metering and monitoring markets. The introduction of remote data collection in Electricity, Water and Gas is now established. With environmental change, flood prevention is one key application where landlines may not just be a more expensive option but no option.
In factories, machinery is now being connected by short range wireless data networks such as Zigbee and Bluetooth. Control and usage information can be collected and new updates or product information downloaded.
In the office hired and leased equipment is increasingly popular - Photocopiers, air conditioning units and franking machines being the most obvious examples. Collecting usage information can support accurate billing and timely maintenance. By using Location Services asset tracking and serviceability is possible without having to implement expensive GPRS options. It can even mean disabling features or facilities due to customer default.
Local, regional or global asset monitoring can also be provided with LCC’s Vizion – monitor and control web portal.
Security and Surveillance
M2M can provide a back up system in case a landline is cut or even be a primary connection. Should would be perpetrator be sophisticated enough to jam any radio systems, GPRS units can even recognise that they are being jammed and send through emergency signals to your site.
There is now an increased use of CCTV cameras sending data over GPRS. This can be as simple as a jpeg generated on the fly and sent by email to streaming video live using sophisticated compression techniques.
Keeping public transport timetables up to date. City car park information. The accurate arrival time of tradesmen. Even text delivered coupons are all options that M2M can add to your business. And the medium doesn’t have to be just text. More and more companies are looking at how they can increase advertising revenue by controlling advertising remotely or even downloading content to transit sites, cab tops and public transport.
Fleet Asset Management
Imagine if you could tell the location of every vehicle, its mileage and petrol usage, running idle time, and over revving. Or you could redirect your fleet to a new customer or to avoid a bad traffic problem. Perhaps a public transport depot is informed by a returning vehicle that key maintenance tasks are required prior to re-deployment. Cut down on customer no-shows by texting the customer automatically as your service approaches using Geo-fencing. From monitoring temperature of food to critical alerts for medical supplies M2M can make a massive impact on your business.