Infineon has launched a comprehensive turnkey solution for the embedded Subscriber Identity Module (eSIM) which securely connects IoT devices to cellular mobile phone networks.
The new OPTIGA™ Connect IoT, the eSIM solution for IoT devices, based on advanced security hardware, is supplied with pre-integrated, carrier-agnostic cellular coverage in more than 200 countries and territories. Infineon has partnered with Tata Communications to offer OPTIGA Connect IoT users global reach via the Tata Communications MOVE™ mobility and IoT platform.
The OPTIGA Connect IoT solution enables easy deployment and management of cellular-enabled IoT devices at scale. By integrating this eSIM, device manufacturers can produce a single stock-keeping unit (SKU) for use anywhere in the world, instead of developing and manufacturing specific versions for each market or region. This results in economies of scale, cuts costs through simplified product management, and reduces time-to-market.
Infineon’s solution is pre-integrated with a bootstrap Tata Communications MOVE eSIM profile, allowing manufacturers to capture, move and manage IoT data seamlessly, reliably, and securely across the globe. Additionally, thanks to Tata Communications’ relationships with more than 640 mobile network operators (MNO) worldwide, manufacturers can overcome the complexities of managing potentially hundreds of local connectivity agreements with MNOs in different countries, and instead connect their devices via a single global connectivity agreement with Tata Communications.
Connecting a device or even a fleet of devices to the internet can be managed remotely via an online portal. This remote activation and configuration of IoT devices over the air helps to automate and secure the connection of large numbers of devices to the IoT.
Manufacturers can select connectivity profiles after production, shipment and deployment of the device and change them throughout its lifecycle, increasing ease of use and extending the lifetime of cellular-based IoT devices.
At the core of the new eSIM solution is Infineon’s SLM97 security controller. It provides a high-performance operating system which is compliant with the GSMA eSIM M2M v3.2 standard. It supports worldwide coverage over 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, and LTE-M networks.
Kit Part Number: OPTIGACONNECTKIT1XHSA1
The OPTIGA Connect IoT KIT1 includes two cards and five MMF2 units with a 10 Mbyte data allowance and worldwide coverage.
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