Glossary: M

M2M
Abbreviation for Machine to Machine.
M2P
Abbreviation for Machine to Person.
MCU
Short for MicroController Unit.
MEMS
Acronym for Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems.
MGD
Short for Machine Generated Data.
MIMO
Acronym for multiple-input and multiple-output.
MNO
Abbreviation for Mobile Network Operator.
MQTT
Short for Message Queue Telemetry Transport.
Machine Generated Data
Digital data that is created without human intervention by computer processes or sensors. 
Machine to Machine
Direct communication between two Things. 
Machine to Person
Describes the analytics for Big Data in a human readable form (e.g. 
MapReduce
A parallel processing model for handling extremely large data sets. 
Mechatronics
A combination of the words "mechanical" and "electronics," mechatronics brings together electrical engineering, control engineering, computer engineering, and mechanical engineering disciplines. 
Mesh Networking
An ad-hoc network infrastructure where the nodes communicate directly with each other without the need to pass through a central structure such as an ISP. 
Message Queue Telemetry Transport
An open, lightweight M2M communications protocol for the transfer of telemetry messages.
Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
Miniaturized mechanical and electro-mechanical elements, typically used for measurements, such as accelerometers and gyroscopes. 
MicroController Unit
A full computer on a single chip. 
MinnowBoard
Open source Intel development boards targeting the maker community. 
Mirai
A self-propagating malware that has been used to target IoT devices rather than PC's, enabling massive DDoS attacks when Mirai-infected devices are deployed in botnets. 
Mobile Network Operator
Companies that operate traditional mobile networks.
Mobile Personal Emergency Response System
A wearable device, such as a pendant, that is connected to a cellular network enabling the user to summon help indoors or outdoors. 
Mote
Short for Remote. 
Multi-GNSS
Satelite navigation receivers that use simultaneous positioning from two or more systems. 
Multiple DoF Sensing
A MEMS concept referring to the detection of the combined input along multiple axes using multiple sensing types, such as acceleration and rotation. 
Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output
A radio technology utilizing multiple antennas at both the transmitter and receiver to improve communication performance. 
mHealth
An abbreviation for Mobile Health, mHealth is the practice of medicine using mobile devices, particularly physiological sensors. 
mPERS
Short for Mobile Personal Emergency Response System.

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