By Published On: June 12, 2023

eSIM: Powering Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Technology for Success

Why is eSIM technology critical for industrial internet of things (IIoT) success?

The rise of industrial internet of things (IIoT) technology has revolutionized the way various industries operate. IIoT is the interconnection of all things industrial and represents a flow of critical data that can be analyzed and integrated to support fast, informed decisions, flexible manufacturing, optimized workflows, and more. From manufacturing to shipping, IIoT solutions capture real-time data, enable predictive maintenance, and support decision-making processes to optimize operations. IIoT is heavily dependent on sensors, high-bandwidth wireless data transmission, and applications to support communication, analysis, visualization, and more. However, the success of IIoT solutions largely depends on reliable, redundant connectivity across various geographies. eSIM technology has emerged as an ideal solution to connect IIoT technology, supporting critical applications across numerous industries. In this blog post, we explore the role of eSIM technology in powering IIoT, its benefits, and how it is driving success across many industries, including manufacturing, energy, transportation, and more.

What is eSIM technology and how does it work?

eSIMs come in multiple form factors and are similar to a traditional SIM, as eSIMs can be a physical, insertable chip (2FF/3FF/4FF). However, unlike traditional SIMs, eSIMs can also be soldered onto the motherboard of a device (MFF2). Companies like, Teal offer both plastic eSIM cards (like your standard SIM form factor) and embedded eSIMs that are compatible with any IoT device. This means that users can connect their devices onto any carrier network without having to physically swap out their SIM cards; all they need is access to an available network and the activation process simple. This makes connecting devices directly onto the right networks easier than ever before. Security is paramount for IIoT solutions, which is why choosing a solution that is GSMA certified is critical when selecting an eSIM vendor.

Benefits of eSIM technology

eSIM technology offers numerous benefits, making it a game-changer for IIoT applications.

Enhanced flexibility and scalability: eSIMs can be programmed and provisioned remotely, providing the flexibility to switch Mobile Network Operator (MNO) providers without having to physically replace SIM cards removing the need to perform “truck rolls”. This feature is useful in situations where devices are scattered across different networks or geographies. Having the ability to dynamically switch between networks on-demand saves time and money.

Reduced operational costs: As eSIMs are durable, ruggedized, and do not require physical replacement, operational costs are reduced significantly. eSIMs also eliminate the logistical challenges of managing contracts with multiple connectivity providers. eSIM helps to streamline operations with one eSIM SKU, and one contract that gives you access to any network at the click of a button.

Improved security: eSIMs support robust security features such as hardware security modules (HSMs) and encrypt data transmissions, protecting against cyber threats and unauthorized access to sensitive information.

Enhanced coverage: With true eSIM, devices can connect to any network worldwide on-demand, providing uninterrupted connectivity globally. Only Teal can provide native core connectivity onto T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T, in addition to providing 3500+ ways to access any network, anywhere in the world.

eSIM and IIoT: How it is driving success across various industries.

eSIM technology is powering IIoT technology across various industries, enabling them to stay ahead of the competition by optimizing their operations and services.

Manufacturing: In the manufacturing industry, eSIM technology supports predictive maintenance, improving equipment uptime and reducing maintenance costs. It is also crucial in supporting the transition to 5G networks, which will undoubtedly impact the industry’s future operations.

Energy and utilities: By implementing eSIM technology, energy and utility companies can monitor equipment performance in real-time, identifying issues before they cause costly downtime. Energy companies can also track and monitor remote assets such as wind turbines, oil rigs, and solar panels.

Mining: One of the key enablers of IoT technology in mining is eSIM, which is replacing traditional SIM cards to provide more secure and flexible connectivity for IoT devices that are making a huge impact on mining operations. Mining has always been a challenging and dangerous industry that requires advanced technology to protect workers and optimize operations. The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the mining industry by providing real-time data insights into every aspect of the mining process, from exploration to production, logistics, and safety.

Transportation and logistics: eSIM technology supports real-time tracking and monitoring of logistics fleets, providing improved asset management, predictive maintenance capabilities, route optimization, and cost savings.

Healthcare: It should come as no surprise that IIoT is rapidly becoming an invaluable tool in the healthcare and medical industries. From patient monitoring and telemedicine to remote diagnostics, eSIM technology is transforming healthcare operations by enabling secure transfer of sensitive patient data without sacrificing security or privacy.

Machfu Industrial IoT (IIoT) Solutions Powered by eSIM Technology

One example of how IIoT technology has enabled more efficient operations with the use of eSIM technology is in manufacturing, with Machfu. Machfu simplifies the complex landscape of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by connecting data at the edge to enterprise applications in the cloud and on-prem. Their connected products and enterprise-level solutions serve as the foundation for smarter operations, increased safety, and optimized production.

Reliable connectivity is critical for monitoring remote sensors and field assets but managing multiple cellular technologies (3G, LTE, and CAT-M), and the overhead associated with multi-vendor management became un-tenable for Machfu.

Machfu relies on Teal’s eSIM platform to connect their Industrial IoT (IIoT) devices globally because they can take advantage of:

  1. Global Coverage – Machfu operates in over 20 countries and TEAL provides global coverage on 3500+ networks worldwide.
  2. Affordable Pricing – Teal offers industry leading, flexible pricing.
  3. Switching Between Carriers OTA – Teal gives Machfu the ability to program eSIMs remotely,anywhere in the world.
  4. Machfu supports multiple carrier technologies.
  5. Dedicated service team offering 24/7 support.
  6. Teal offers easy non-binding contracts. Pay-as-you-go or take advantage of volume pricing. Machfu’s customers are no longer locked in!

With Teal, Machfu is technology agnostic and can support 3G, LTE and Cat-M connectivity globally. Find out why Machfu relies on TEAL to connect their Industrial IoT (IIoT) devices globally.

“Teal’s engineering prowess is second to none. With Teal, we are technology agnostic and can support 3G, LTE, and Cat-M connectivity globally.” Jai Dialani, Director of Products at Machfu

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The Future of eSIM Technology and IIoT

eSIM is connecting the IIoT solutions that are transforming operations and driving success for leading organizations worldwide. As demand for real-time data and remote connectivity to various devices continues to increase, eSIM technology will support these interconnected devices by providing reliable, secure, and flexible connectivity that will drive cost savings and operational efficiencies across various industries such as manufacturing, energy, utilities, transportation and logistics, and healthcare.  The future for eSIM and IIoT technology looks bright, and as demand for reliable and programmable connectivity continues to rise, its adoption to power II0T technologies will be crucial. Find out how eSIM technology can help your business, contact a Teal IoT expert today!

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