BlueSIM is a SIM-card with embedded BLE

BlueSIM is enriched with a fully embedded Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy (BLE) radio and antenna inside the card. The card may be used in a payment terminal or with it easily tailored operating system, as SIM card in standard mobile phones. Deployed as a SIM card, user interaction is performed trough SIM Toolkit (STK).

BlueSIM is available in 2FF, 3FF and 4FF SIM card formats and provides a cost-efficient platform for a range of new proximity services within payment and beaconing. The BlueSIM is the key element for building low-cost contactless merchant payment infrastructures and administered beacon infrastructures.

Our technology is a result of on 10 years’ development at Telenor and SINTEF. SINTEF is the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia, and AblePay holds several patents protecting the technology.

Wireless Standards supported

  • Bluetooth 4.2 low energy
  • Bluetooth support of both GATT Client and GATT Server
  • Supports data transfer service (DTS). Typically supports 10 – 30 kbit/s transfer throughput rates in connected mode
  • Supports multiple Beaconing formats (iBeacon, Eddystone etc.)
  • Supports concurrent Beaconing and DTS with two different MAC addresses
  • Secure OTA upgrade

SIM card Standards

  • ISO/IEC 7816-2 contact assignment
  • ISO/IEC 7816-3 T=0
  • Maximum clock speed of 5MHz.
  • Only supported as a 3V card.