Once the device is attached to any network operator under the supervision of our IMSI sponsors, the EMnify UI can define the IMEI address of the endpoint. This IMEI address is expressed in the platform as IMEI SV, where SV stands for a Software Version. The difference between is:
“The IMEI (International Mobile Station Equipment Identity) is a 15-digit number to uniquely identify a mobile phone device. IMEISV (IMEI Software Version) is a 16-digit number with the IMEI and an additional software version number.”
At some cases, it is necessary to define more information about an Endpoint, in order to analyse its connectivity behaviour. Sometimes we know only about the device that it was ordered from OEM and which is delivered back as branded and labelled. The GSM module in it is unknown to us.
So what to do if we don't have precise information about the device?
Here is a step by step guide to recognizing the device:
1. Go to the Endpoint Menu and select the IMEI (SV) of the specific endpoint that you want to find out:
2. Use the file “Luhn Algorithm_IMEISV2IMEI converter” for a single IMEI or the batch converter for more to convert the IMEI SV (IMEI from EUI) into the normal IMEI address. Insert the IMEI SV value into the yellow highlighted part, and you will automatically see the normal IMEI address of the endpoint.
3. Access the website https://www.imei.info and insert the normal IMEI value into the CHECK field and verify that you are not a robot.
4. Get the information about the name of the Endpoint:
Now after being sure about the model of the device you can continue your research/investigations!