Aeris and G&D cooperate on secure connectivity for M2M, mobile Internet
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 IoT and M2M systems from Aeris across a wide range of international industries.
For Stefan Auerbach, Member of the G&D Management Board and Group Executive Mobile Security, the cooperation with Aeris is “further strengthening G&D’s presence in the M2M and IoT market. As with all connectivity, security is the key. G&D is an expert in Mobile Security solutions and has a proven track record enabling secure connectivity for the myriad devices that comprise the Internet of Things.”
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. This could include a physical SIM card that plugs into a device or may be an embedded secure element as used in automotive applications.
“With G&D’s SIM solutions coupled with the Aeris multi-technology connectivity platform, we can ensure the two major cornerstones of our services: a highly optimized and flexible global cellular coverage as well as a high level of security for the sensitive data,” commented Amit Khetawat, Head of Product Management at Aeris. “G&D’s OTA management capabilities enable us to optimize cellular coverage based on cost or coverage for already deployed M2M devices in a secure manner. As such, we prevent the need for device recall or truck-rolls of the deployed devices. A specific use case is the ability to help customers manage technology obsolescence (such as the 2G sunset) by dynamically switching to a different carrier or different technology without the need for a truck-roll.”