Machine to machine (M2M) technologies enable such things as computers, mobile devices and smart sensors to communicate between each other, as well as take the proper measurements to share information and make decisions without much human influence or interaction. SIM technology plays a critical role when it comes to M2M communications, and as this robust technology continues to rapidly grow, it’s important to keep in mind and combat the distinct complexities that can come with it.
So just how fast is the M2M industry growing? This recent related article explains how “approximately 81 million machines are already connected in wireless networks globally, but that is only the beginning when considering the rapid growth that market researchers forecast for the M2M market.” The site continues to explain how market analysts at Berg Insight forecast the number of communicating machines to reach nearly 270 million by 2015 – a 300 percent increase in merely three years.
The reason M2M is so strong – and will undoubtedly continue to be – is because of its ever-widening implementation, ranging from vehicles to mobile phones. “The more areas of life and work that rely on M2M, the more important fail-safe and reliable data transmission becomes,” the site, EDN Network, points out.
So what does EDN coin “the core of every wireless M2M solution?” SIM technology, namely a subscriber identity module (SIM) card. The SIM handles network allocation and authentication, essentially serving as the switchboard for security and access control in connecting to the mobile network, EDN explains, adding that different SIM designs are used in the industry.
Consider iQsim, whose renowned IRON Suite solution applies its unique expertise in virtual SIM technology for end to end validation for M2M solutions and interface with any type of M2M device. Additionally, it includes an intuitive Web interface and XML API, as well as an advanced SIM price plan and tariff configuration.
IRON Suite directly addresses the complexities and challenges found in M2M communications. SIM cards are virtually allocated to help enable the test server to simulate a complex M2M on-site configuration. Even more, the solution enables SIM cards to be both physically and geographically separated from its device’s destination –supporting deployment across extensive geographic limits and only requiring IP connection.
As you can see, SIM and M2M go hand in hand - if you don't ensure one is optimized, you most likely won't go far with the other. To learn more about iQsim’s IRON Suite, click here. To learn more about all of iQsim’s offerings, visit www.iqsim.com.
Edited by Jamie Epstein
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