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How this tech is being used

IoT Problems Being Solved

For instance, there are some geographical areas where a tracker powered by an IoT SIM would lose connection. However now, it is possible for the location of those SIM cards to be determined by using signal base stations.

Another feature that comes in handy – and one that you get with Luner – is the ability to detect the best network for your IoT SIM cards to connect to – ensuring that those SIM cards always have a strong connection and are always sending data while moving from one place to another. In vast networks this could be a challenge – but with this feature, it will be easy for your IoT SIM cards to switch to a different network and avoid this problem.

There are also many other innovations in the world of Internet of Things tech and SIM cards – and all of them are really accessible… After all, due to the nature of the technology you can carry them easily wherever you go!

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Why Choose IoT SIMs?

Low Power Operation

Since many of the devices that contain an IoT SIM are battery-operated, low power consumption is very important. The good thing here is that Luner are aware of greater support coming – specifically in the form of GSM & GNSS  chipsets which support low power consumption. Companies are indeed looking into this area, and help to improve the efficiency of your Internet-of-Things-enabled SIM cards should be on the way.

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Device Design

In order to maximise their capabilities, the design of devices containing IoT SIM cards is also required to be very compact, and that’s where the eSIM comes in. eSIM stands for ‘Embedded SIM’ – an Internet of Things SIM card that is soldered directly onto the circuit board of the device in which it resides. As any expert in IoT tech will tell you – you can’t get much smaller than that folks!

The arrival of the embedded IoT SIM card however is just part of a greater movement. The world is changing and technology is changing with it. The mobile IoT and M2M SIM industry is growing at an exponential rate, with the global machine-to-machine sector alone expected to be worth $93 billion by 2022.

Cutting Edge Technology

The Driving Force Behind SIM Cards & The IOT

This growth in the IoT and M2M SIM sector is being driven by new, cutting-edge technologies – such as 5G, and the eSIMs that we mentioned above. Together, these technologies will make IoT SIMs more capable. As a result your devices will become smarter, more efficient, more effective and significantly more valuable than ever before.

5G will enable data to be transmitted at far higher speeds and at far greater volumes. The eSIM simplifies mobile connectivity and brings it to a far wider range of devices. With eSIMs, things such as cars, energy meters and health monitoring devices can contain a SIM that cannot be removed, which means that their smart capability is always there. eSIM technology is revolutionary in that it is now embedded into next-generation devices, with no need to open up a device and swap out the older plastic SIM cards like you’d see in your mobile phone. It removes the need for this type of IoT SIM card, and makes switching mobile network operators a great deal easier – something that Luner is definitely supportive of!

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The Advantages of Embedded IoT SIM Cards

So how does eSIM technology help device manufacturers, IoT SIM manufacturers and service providers? They offer speed, cost, and flexibility benefits that traditional SIMs can’t match. They are also easier to produce, easier to manage, and enhance device functionality.

Now for the techie bit. When compared to more traditional IoT SIM card, an eSIM is up to 98 percent smaller, saving critical space within the device. It’s considerably lighter – weighing nearly 20 times less – with a lifespan 10 times greater, allowing up to 1 million rewrites of its memory.

eSIMs can also withstanding extreme temperatures, ranging from as low as -40 to over 100 degrees Celsius. Compared to a standard IoT SIM card, eSIMs are also a great deal stronger, with higher shock resistance. These attributes allow eSIMs to perform in the most demanding operational conditions that IoT SIM devices face. And lastly (for now at least), eSIMs offer greater tamper resistance, and enable the provision of a fully waterproof device too

For more information on the differences between the various types of IoT SIM card that we provide, simply have a browse around our site, or contact the Luner team directly via our contact form!

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