The Internet of Things (IoT) today represents a major commercial opportunity for MNOs. Its growth, which includes smart cities, smart factories, smart homes and even the world of agriculture, involves connected objects that are not necessarily powered by the electrical grid. Saving energy is therefore critical for their batteries, which need to last more than a decade. These IoT devices are often installed in harsh environments in remote areas and can even be buried underground, as is the case for water meters. To meet these challenges, mobile operators are turning to Low Power Networks, based on technologies such as LTE-M1 and NB-IoT2.
Available in different form factors to meet every footprint requirement, IDEMIA’s Device Identity Module (DIM)3 Low Power is a SIM card tailored for Low Power networks. It helps to reduce power consumption by using sophisticated technology, such as energy-saving ‘suspend and resume’ features. IDEMIA DIM Low Power also enables Mobile Operators to monitor the coverage of IoT devices.
1 Long term Evolution-Machine
2 Narrow band Internet of Things
3 Device Identity Module (DIM) is a registered trademark
IDEMIA’s Device Identity Module Low Power contributes to extend the lifetime of the device battery and therefore of the device itself. It adapts to small IoT devices with reduced form factors, optimizing the size of the SIM card and its memory.
IDEMIA’s DIM® Low Power meets the emerging need for robust SIM cards for devices that often operate in harsh conditions. It also embeds future-proof algorithms like TUAK4, making it ready for new security requirements in the years ahead.
4 Providing a longer key length than Millenage for increased security
IDEMIA’s DIM Low Power embeds a dedicated agent to monitor network events, enabling mobile operators to get an accurate report of coverage quality at the device level.
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