The machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology is used to achieve end-to-end communication. This article describes how to build an M2M communication architecture in IoT Platform by using the data forwarding feature of the rules engine or the topic-based message routing service. A connection between a smart lamp and a mobile app is used as an example.

IoT Platform handles communication requests between the device and the app. This allows you to focus on your business system. You do not need to worry about technical issues such as guaranteeing stable communication in high-concurrency scenarios or maintaining a large number of servers to handle requests.

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