SIMbae SIM Based Application Engine

Shifting IoT Security, Intelligence, and QoE to the Edge

SIMbaeTM is a small Java Card software applet that embeds on any standard SIM or eSIM.

SIMs are small, very secure processors complete with operating systems, standard file structures, form factors, and logical I/Os. Until now, SIMs have been limited in value because they’re a passive processor, requiring external input to trigger them to execute a predefined function. SIMbae expands the capabilities of the SIM, making it an active processor in the IoT architecture. SIMbae allows you to:

Reach all mobile network IoT devices

SIMbae effectively reaches all IoT devices by way of the one standard component of every IoT device connected to mobile networks.

Control the connectivity and IoT functions of any device

SIMbae enables the SIM to execute user-defined IoT tools and applications, expanding it’s capabilities to act as a secure, independent processor.


Work across different SIM generations, vendors, MNO profiles, devices, and platforms using SIMbae’s unique innovation.


Add individual features quickly and easily through SIMbae’s modular architecture.


Easily install or update SIMbae by (Over-the-Air) OTA-ing it to a device’s SIM.

SIMbae 3.0

SIMbae 3.0, now in its third-generation commercial release, offers an exciting new architecture that substantially reduces the complexity of developing new features.

Therefore, SIMbae 3.0 enables advanced customers to build unique features while facilitating the establishment of a third-party SIMbae developer community.

Able Device SIMbae 3.0

SIMbae 3.0 Highlights:

  • Modular architecture
  • A shared, common app engine for all functions and use cases
  • Features are stand-alone and added individually and quickly as a unique event engine doesn’t need developing
  • Easier to maintain
  • Each feature uses the common Event Engine, so they are aware of each other, eliminating potential conflicting instructions
  • SIMbae Core was larger in size, but each feature will now be much smaller
  • Standardized APIs for new features open up development by 3rd parties
  • Basis of the SIMbae Framework

SIMbae Framework

SIMbae’s unique framework provides an embedded application engine that resides on top of a SIM’s OS, enabling the development and deployment programs and tools for assuring connectivity, security, network efficiency, diagnostics and debugging, etc.

While the UICC standard creates the environment to support these capabilities, no other company is leveraging these standards to provide such value-added innovations.

Better still, SIMbae can be deployed into existing devices over-the-air or via SIM-swap. The benefits of SIMbae’s framework include:

  • Portability across vendors and independent of any services
  • Continuous improvement and evolution of framework features, usability, and quality as deployments expand and feedback is received
  • Fixes for issues discovered in deployed devices can be corrected by (Over-the-Air) OTA-ing SIMbae to device’s SIM

SIMbae Management Platform (SMP)

SIMbae Management Platform (SMP) provides an easy method for potential customers to run SIMbae pilots and quickly launch new commercial deployments.

  • All of SIMbae’s intelligence is on the SIM, so there is no need for management from the cloud.
  • However, Able Device recommends implementing SIMbae with a management platform to evaluate change configurations and monitor and address exceptional conditions of deployed devices.

SIMbae Management Platform Options

Test & Pilot Scenario – makes it effortless for potential customers to evaluate and pilot SIMbae:

  • User Interface
  • SIMbae administration & configuration
  • PDU command generation
  • Response interpreter
  • API to 3rd party services (i.e. LocationSmart)
  • Requires “chair-swivel” to other platforms such as SIM and Device Management

Able Device SMP

Customer Quick Deployment “Single Pane of Glass” Scenario:

  • SIMbae administration & configuration
  • PDU command generation
  • Response interpreter
  • API to 3rd party services (i.e. LocationSmart)
  • User Interface: Single pane of glass (no “chair-swivel”)

Able Device SMP

SIMbae Customer – No SMP Deployment Scenario:

  • User Interface
  • Single pane of glass (no “chair-swivel”)
  • SIMbae administration & configuration
  • PDU command generation
  • Response interpreter
  • API to 3rd party services (i.e. LocationSmart)

Able Device SMP

SIMbae Deployment Model

SIMbae Deployment Model


  • Vendor independence
  • APIs for proprietary development
  • Quality and support
  • Offering evolving based on existing and forecasted market needs
  • Standard apps and tools offered
  • Scalability