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IoT SIM (Subscriber Identification Module) Cards for industrial applications

 

M2M  (Machine-to-Machine) and IoT applications present new technology challenges, and in many cases, standard components designed for consumer devices are not ideally suited to the job. 

To meet the need for an IoT optimised SIM card that is ruggedised for long life in extreme conditions, Thales developed a dedicated industrial platform that has quickly become the preferred solution for enabling secure cellular  connectivity. 

Building upon Thales's proven SIM technology, industrial  IoT SIM Cards secure the identity of machines communicating on cellular networks and provide security authentication and  ciphering  among other features. These SIM Cards are optimised to:

  • Survive extreme conditions of vibration, temperature and humidity common to M2M applications
  • Endure a long life span (ex: 10+ years)
  • Occupy a small footprint (miniaturisation)
  • Withstand and integrate into industrial manufacturing processes

Industrial SIM Cards ensure that mobile operators can claim and retain a significant stake in the IoT industries while providing new opportunities for OEMs, service providers and customers. The unique platform is available in several form factors. It is enabling successful global M2M deployments for a wide array of industries including automotive, metering, remote management, industrial data collection, healthcare and many more. 

 

Industrial IoT SIM - Product Range

The Thales offering for SIM Cards  for industrial IoT include universal solutions as well as products that address specific requirements (ex. automotive):

  U-MIM Quad M2MPlug 85 M2M Plug 105 Full M2M Quad Full Auto Quad
 

Ideal for consumer M2M applications

Miniaturised, standardised format (TS 102.671)

Resistant to theft

Suitable for replacement of classic SIM in existing modems

Standard SIM card format

Ideal for environments up to 85°C

Industrial grade - industrial qualification (JEDEC)

Exclusive extended Life mechanism to endure a longer life span

Ideal for replacement of classic SIM in existing modems

Standard SIM card format , made with a more robust material

Resistant to harsh environments

Suitable for environments up to 105°C

Industrial grade - industrial qualification (JEDEC)

Exclusive extended Life mechanism to endure a longer life span

Miniaturised standardised format (TS 102.671)

Resistant to theft

Semiconductor packaging (SMD) resistant to high temperature (105°C), shocks, vibrations and humidity

Industrial grade - industrial qualification (JEDEC)

Exclusive extended Life mechanism to endure a longer life span

Miniaturised standardised format (TS 102.671)

Resistant to theft

Semiconductor packaging (SMD) resistant to high temperature (105°C), shocks, vibrations and humidity

Industrial grade - industrial qualification (JEDEC)

Automotive requirements compliance (AEC Q100 / TS 16 949)

Exclusive extended Life mechanism to endure a longer life span

 

 

Product Family U-MIM Quad M2MPlug 85 M2MPlug 105 Full M2M Quad Full Auto Quad
Drivers Miniaturisation Fit any equipment Fit any equipment Industrial grade Auto grade
   M2M Consumer Electronics M2M Industrial M2M Industrial
Extended endurance
M2M Industrial
Extended endurance
Automotive std
Extended endurance
  MIM for consumer electronics MIM for industrial markets Industrial MIM extended endurance MIM industrial MIM for automotive
Temperature resistance range GSM standard - 35°C / +85°C - 40°C / +105°C - 40°C / +105°C - 40°C / +105°C
M2M qualification (JEDEC)    
eXtended Life mechanism as an option
Enhanced silicon  
Burn-in        
Data retention  10 y / 25° 10 y / 85° 10 y / 85° 10 y / 25° 17 y / 80°
Automotive req compliancy     AEC Q100 / TS 16 949

 

 

All products are Java Card 2.2.1, Global Platform, GSM standard compliant.

M2M Sim Card Key Features

  • Field-proven solution
  • Designed for industrial applications
  • Built for an extended life span thanks to the Extended Life Mechanism
  • Highly secure

Associated Technology

  • Java™ Card OS
  • Advanced EEPROM endurance
  • Operator Benefits
  • Simplified SIM logistics and reduced costs
  • Helps mobile operators claim and retain a significant stake in this new market
  • Warranty extension according to customer specifications

Benefits for M2M Value Chain

  • Easy to integrate
  • M2M industrial qualification (JEDEC)
  • Avoid SIM manual manipulation (FullM2M)
  • Optimises logistics

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