Machine Identification Modules (MIM)™

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M2M 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 M2M optimized SIM card that is ruggedized for long life in extreme conditions, Gemalto developed a specialized platform called the Machine Identification Module - MIM™ that has quickly become the preferred solution for enabling secure cellular connections.

Building upon Gemalto's proven SIM technology, MIMs secure the identity of machines communicating on cellular networks and provide security authentication and ciphering information among other features. ​MIMs are optimized to:

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

 

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

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MIM Product Range

Gemalto's MIM offering includes universal solutions as well as products that address specific needs:

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

Ideal for consumer M2M applications

Miniaturized, standardized format (TS 102.671)

Resistant to theft

Ideal for replacement of classic SIM in existing modems

Standard SIM card format

Suitable 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 but 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

Miniaturized standardized 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



Produ​ct FamilyU-MIM QuadM2MPlug 85M2MPlug 105Full M2M Quad
 M2M Consumer ElectronicsM2M IndustrialM2M IndustrialM2M Industrial
 
Temperature resistance rangeGSM standard- 35°C / +85°C- 40°C / +105°C- 40°C / +105°C
M2M qualification (JEDEC)  
eXtended Life mechanismas an option
Enhanced silicon •​
 Automotive enabled  

All products are Java Card 2.2.1, Global Platform, GSM standard compliant. Multi network support - 2G / 3G / LTE

MIM 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)
  • Optimizes logistics

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