Hologram joins IMC to showcase dual-core SIMs

Mobile virtual network operator Hologram has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC), the largest trade association dedicated to the global IoT sector.

Hologram connects remote devices via cellular networks. As a connectivity provider, the company offers a suite of SIMs, recently introducing its dual-core SIM technology that offers reliable, redundant coverage through two profiles on a single SIM card. This enables the SIM and the device that uses it to remain in communication when one of its profiles experiences network failure.

The IMC comprises 28,000 IoT product makers and enterprise users that buy IoT technology, the great majority of whom use cellular networks for device connectivity.

“Operational leaders, like many IMC adopter members, are on a constant quest for practical solutions to their challenges,” said Cory Dixon, Hologram’s senior sales engineer and the company’s representative on the IMC board. “Joining the IMC is an opportunity for us to contribute to educating the industry and to build meaningful relationships that help push connectivity forward.”

Hologram (www.hologram.io) contractually guarantees 99.5% uptime with its dual-core SIMs, making them suitable for IoT applications that are mission-critical.

“We put a lot of time and thought into the development of an outage-proof SIM with maximum redundancy,” said Dixon.

The IMC’s adopter members cover 27 vertical markets, including many where uptime is at a premium, such as medical devices, supply chain management and energy grids. Virtually all the IMC’s rank-and-file members qualify as IoT buyers, which differentiates the community from other IoT communities.

“We welcome Hologram to our board,” said IMC chairman Sam Colley, digital connectivity portfolio strategist at SIM technology provider Giesecke+Devrient. “IMC adopters will benefit from the company’s perspective with regards to IoT connectivity. Our members are always seeking to benefit from the combined experience and knowledge of the sustaining members and therefore any new addition significantly increases the value of the organisation a whole.”

The IMC (www.iotm2mcouncil.org) is the largest trade group dedicated to the global IoT and M2M sector, with more than 28,000 IoT adopters as members. Board companies include 1NCE, 2J Antennas, A1 Digital, Aeris, Airgain, Blues, Digi International, eSAT Global, Eseye, Fibocom, FloLive, Friendly Technologies, Giesecke+Devrient, Globalstar, Ground Control, Gurtam, Hologram, iBasis, Ignion, IoT Launch, Keyfactor, KORE, KYOCERA AVX, Losant, MultiTech, OQ Technology, Pelion, Printed Energy, Quectel, Somos, Tata Communications, Telit Cinterion and Vodafone.