Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has announced that Mobily, Saudi Arabia’s leading mobile operator, has selected Gemalto’s Machine Identification Module (MIM) for the deployment of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services. Gemalto’s MIM specifically meets the demanding and high durability requirements of industrial environments especially in Saudi Arabia’s acute climates, and will be the first implementation of dedicated M2M technology in the Middle East. The Gemalto devices will be installed for upcoming Saudi M2M projects in the power management and transportation industries such as Smart Grid Metering and Fleet Tracking. M2M technology opens up new channels and business opportunities for Mobily. Embedded in Smart Grid Metering, the MIM solution allows utility companies in Saudi to collect and monitor electricity consumption data remotely and in real time. Used for fleet tracking, the solution enables logistics companies to continuously monitor the flow of vehicles for route optimization with up-to-date traffic information. The technology will make business processes more efficient and cost-effective while ensuring service continuity. Gemalto’s MIM is fully compliant with Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) standards and is designed with the most robust material to withstand extreme temperatures and environments, including the ability to sustain temperature ranges from - 40 to105 degrees Celsius. It also resists vibration, humidity, corrosion and other harsh environmental factors often required in machine-to-machine applications. The MIM leverages Gemalto’s unique operating system which features the Extended Life Mechanism, an exclusive memory management system that dramatically enhances the lifespan of the device.