Thales is predicting that many enterprises will adopt wearable industrial IoT technologies in the next few years. As evidence, the company cited a Bain & Company report that indicated that 95 percent of industrial companies will have moved forward with an IoT project by 2022.
Thales believes that many of those projects will incorporate some kind of wearable device, noting that a device can quickly achieve mass adoption once an industry discovers a suitably productive use case. According to Thales, businesses are usually searching for solutions that make the workplace safer, give them more control over their operations, and/or allow them to process large amounts of corporate data.
With that in mind, the company went on to highlight the utility of the new OPPO Watch, which takes advantage of Thales’ eSIM technology. Thanks to the integration of eSIM tech, the OPPO Watch does not need to be tethered to a smartphone, and can instead make its own independent cellular connections. That allows the Watch to communicate with other connected devices and integrate more seamlessly with the rest of a company’s digital infrastructure.
eSIM technology is also expected to make it easier to deploy IoT devices. With eSIM, new users will have access to the apps and services they need to do their job as soon as they activate a new device, without a lengthy configuration process. That remains true even for subscription services, thanks to programs like Thales’ own eSIM Subscription Management offering.
Frost & Sullivan has previously predicted that industrial IoT applications will help drive demand for security sensors in the next few years. Thales, meanwhile, recently released a new Identity Verification Suite that will provide businesses with fully automated remote onboarding services. It is also looking forward to the commercialization of biometric payment cards now that its FPC-backed solution has received certification from all of the major EMV payment brands.