The M2M is a fairly new term and has been widely used in recent years.The capability and ability to build a network infrastructure of ubiquitous devices that performs automatic data transfer. The standard for such in frastructure is ETSI TS 102.690. Many enterprises such as the telecommunications, have introduced the M2M concept, as well as the implementation.The goal is to adapt this infrastructure in the existing network. Some have completed it successfully such as the railway domain, where GSM-R is an important technology.
The development of new technology should possess the security plan in the protection of data transmission and the crossover across the networks. This can be solved by adaptation of an M2M nettwork infrastructure, where security is deﬁned at all levels. From the sources and the end users.
Here, the sources can be the nodes, a software entity for the middle layer or a third-party provider. While, the end users are deﬁned to be the part who uses the M2M systems. These might be the railway headquarters, the train operators or the mobile devices, who want the access for obtaining the information to be displayed in-situ.
The M2M is expected to increase quickly in near future and to be applied to the Embedded Systems, where the wireless technology is the keyword. To begin with, it is necessary for an intermediate layer that enables the integration of diﬀerent sensor types. In addition, this platform should oﬀer opportunity for M2M implementation, so that it can be adapted for the railway domain or other domains if necessary. One such platform is the Shepherd® platform.