Machine Identification Modules (MIM)™

The wireless M2M market is growing rapidly worldwide optimizing a wide array of industries and applications including automotive, metering, remote management, industrial data collection, healthcare and more.

The requirements of M2M applications present new challenges and, in many cases, a standard SIM card is simply not adapted for the job. That's why Gemalto M2M developed a new, specialized SIM platform called Machine Identification Modules, MIM™. Designed specifically for M2M applications, MIMs ensure that mobile operators can claim and retain a significant stake in this new market while providing new opportunities for M2M integrators, OEMs and customers.

Building upon Gemalto's proven SIM technology, MIMs secure the identity of machines communicating on carrier networks and provide security authentication and ciphering information among other features. Cinterion MIMs are M2M optimized to:

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

Cinterion MIMs meet the needs of mobile operators and their partners as well as customers in the M2M value chain. This unique platform, which is available in several form factors, is already enabling successful M2M deployments around the world and has been selected by many M2M hardware providers as their preferred solution for secure mobile connectivity.

MIM Product Range

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

  • U-MIM Quad

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    Ideal for consumer M2M applications

    Miniaturized, standardized format (TS 102.671)

    Resistant to theft

  • M2MPlug 85

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    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

  • M2MPlug 105

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    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

  • FullM2M Quad

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    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

Product Family U-MIM Quad M2MPlug 85 M2M Plug 105 Full M2M Quad
Drivers Miniaturization Fit any equipment Fit any equipment Industrial form factor
  M2M Consumer Electronics M2M Industrial M2M Industrial M2M Industrial
 
Temperature resistance range GSM standard - 35°C / +85°C - 40°C / +105°C - 40°C / +105°C
M2M qualification (JEDEC)    
eXtended Life mechanism as an option
Enhanced silicon  
     

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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Machine Identification Module (MIM)™