SIM Form Factors

Plintron’s eSIM4Things (https://esim4things.com/sim-for-things) IoT SIM card is a ready to use, easy to deploy solution for your business. It is available in all form factors –

  • Mini SIM (2FF)
  • Micro SIM (3FF)
  • Nano SIM (4FF)
  • Embedded Chip SIM (MFF2)

SIM Grades

Plintron’s eSIM4Things (https://esim4things.com/esim-for-iot) offers all form factors (2FF, 3FF, 4FF and MFF2), in Standard grade, as well as in special high resilience grades like Automotive and Industrial SIMs.

Automotive and Industrial grade SIM cards are more robust - with increased corrosion-resistance, to withstand the extreme environmental conditions in demanding M2M applications. The increased reliability and life expectancy of these SIM Cards reduces the risk of potential failures, during operation – and the time and cost involved in replacement of the SIMs.

Available Specifications Standard SIM Industrial SIM Automotive SIM
Hardware Features
CPU 32-bit CPU core 32-bit CPU core 32-bit CPU core
Electrical Characteristics 1.62V~5.5V 1.62V~5.5V 1.62V~5.5V
Non-volatile random-access memory (NVRAM)
Operational Temperature Characteristics -25° to +85° -25° to +85° -25° to +85°
Endurance cycles 100,000 Cycles 500,000 Cycles 100,000 Cycles
Data retention/ Life Span 10 Years 17 Years 10 Years
Vibration N/a 5Hz to 20000Hz 5Hz to 20000Hz
Software Feature
Technology 2G/3G/4G-LTE 2G/3G/4G-LTE 2G/3G/4G-LTE
Java Card 2.2.2 version 3.0 version 3.0 version
Global Platform 2.1.1 version 2.3.0 version 2.3.0 version
Supported Applications
SIM Release 4 Release 4 Release 4
USIM Release 8 Release 8 Release 8
ISIM Release 8 Release 8 Release 8
RFM Yes, Release 8 Yes, Release 8 Yes, Release 8
RAM Yes, Release 8 Yes, Release 8 Yes, Release 8
Authentication Algorithm
2G COMP 128-1, 2, 3 Yes Yes Yes
2G GSM/ 3G Milenage Yes Yes Yes
EAP/AKA Yes Yes Yes
Cryptography DES/3DES
AES 128-256
AES 128-256
AES 128-256
Form Factor
Form Factor 2FF, 3FF, 4FF, MFF2 2FF, 3FF, 4FF, MFF2 2FF, 3FF, 4FF, MFF2
e-SIM compliance
e-SIM compliance N/a Yes Yes
Supported standards
Supported standards UICC ETSI/3GPP Release 8 GSMA SP.01 v1.12/SGP .22 v3.x
SGP .11 v2.0
UICC ETSI/3GPP Release 8
SGP.21/22 v 2.2

eUICC Support

All Plintron SIMs (https://www.esim4things.com/sim-for-devices), across all grades and form factors (2FF, 3FF, 4FF and MFF2) are available with eUICC compatibility for easy provisioning and maintenance.

With eUICC support, management of SIM cards becomes easier compared to traditional SIM cards.

  • Device can come embedded with an eSIM at the factory – without the need to configure a profile on the SIM at the time of manufacture itself. The profile can be remotely provisioned on the SIM card at the time of deployment itself.
  • Provisioning of the SIM and changing Mobile Network Operators (MNO) can be managed Over-The-Air (OTA) itself. eUICC can host multiple MNO profiles and can be programmed to use a specific profile or change profile at any time without the need for physical replacement.
  • eUICC allows faster time-to-market and quicker and easier deployment of the device

IoT Connectivity Management Suite

Plintron’s Connectivity Management Suite allows businesses to easily view, monitor, manage and control their IoT SIM cards. Using a single login – management of all SIM cards is possible.

Key features –

  • Order new SIM cards from Plintron
  • Change tariff plans and complete recharges online
  • Ticketing and customer care features
  • Classify SIM cards in groups – and manage them independently
  • Activate, Deactivate, Block, Unblock SIM cards
  • Assign and De-assign SIM cards to devices
  • Create and manage sub-users and sub-administrators for your SIM cards
  • Usage and validity alerts

We support –

  • Device encryption processes on the cloud, with secure forwarding to IoT Platform
  • Device authentication through SIM card
  • Forwarding data securely to any cloud based platform
  • Connecting Virtual Private Cloud to our platform
  • Direct secure connectivity to hosted IoT platform on Cloud
  • Virtual private Connections from our platform to your systems
  • LAN connections between IoT devices connected using eSIM4Things connectivity
  • Packet Inspection Capability -Inspection, mirroring, and redirection of packets, passing through Virtual Private Gateways (VPG)