Munich-based Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has inked a deal with Aeris, a specialist in the Internet of Things (IoT) market and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. The wide range of M2M devices includes POS.
The agreement will enable Aeris to remotely manage its deployed IoT devices. G&D will supply Aeris with special plug-in and embedded SIMs and the corresponding Over-the-Air (OTA) management of the data contained within those SIMs to effectively support the Aeris cellular network, which was designed and built exclusively for the IoT.
The ability to remotely manage its devices optimizes Aeris’ IoT and M2M solutions across a wide range of international industries.
The wide range of M2M devices in fields like healthcare, automotive, fleet telematics, point of sale and utility monitoring and control requires specialty solutions. G&D supplies SIM technology in the various form factors appropriate to the device. The G&D solution could include a physical SIM card that plugs into a device or may be an embedded secure element as used in automotive applications.
Among Aeris customers are the most demanding users of M2M services today, including Hyundai, Acura, Rand McNally, Leica, and Sprint.
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