OT-Morpho, a provider of digital security and identification technologies, today announced that Asus has selected its embedded SIM (eSIM) to enable cellular connectivity for the new Asus Transformer Mini that will be launched soon. The Asus Transformer Mini will be the first computer device available on the market with an eSIM solution compatible with GSMA Phase 2 specifications for consumer devices.
“We position ourselves as a champion of connectivity in the personal computer space and we are excited to provide our customers with access to cellular connectivity anytime, anywhere,” said S.Y. Shian, COO and Head of PC Business Unit at Asus.
DakOTa 4.0 eSIM contributes to enhance the Always Connected Windows user experience. It has been designed in compliance with the GSMA specifications to ensure the best compatibility with MNO networks worldwide and thus allow the largest coverage capabilities. It fully addresses the specific subscription management needs for consumer devices. Validated for Microsoft Windows 10, it enables device makers such as Asus to offer greater connectivity capabilities for laptops, notebooks and other personal computer devices using Windows OS.
“Together with OT-Morpho, we anticipate the tremendous potential that eSIM technology has to transform connectivity usage in the personal computer space and we are working hand-in-hand to facilitate its deployment with the Windows 10 platform. We are very pleased to support ASUS in delivering extended cellular connectivity capabilities to their customers,” said Roanne Sones, General Manager, Strategy and Ecosystem for Windows and Devices at Microsoft.
To stay connected anywhere, users will no longer need to buy various SIM cards when travelling. The eSIM will enable Asus Transformer Mini owners to download the subscription they need by selecting one of the available cellular networks directly from their device. Furthermore, thanks to the initial cellular connectivity embedded in their device, they will be able to connect to the Microsoft Data Market place to select the subscription of their choice wherever they are, even if they do not have access to WiFi.
“We are very pleased to take part to the first GSMA Phase 2 eSIM deployment in personal computers with ASUS. Our close collaboration with Microsoft, notably with the two test labs we recently opened in the US and in Asia, allows us to offer the best-in-class support to our OEM customers for the integration of the eSIM technology to tablets, laptops and notebooks,” added Yves Portalier, OT-Morpho, Vice President & General Manager, Telecom, Morpho.