The Iridium satellite network now supports the iDigi Device Cloud. This means that Digi devices with an Iridium data transceiver inside can now send and receive data via iDigi over the Iridium network.
The Iridium network is the world’s furthest-reaching network, so this capability extends connectivity to the remote corners of the globe and is faster and easier than ever before.
“The big picture is that we’ve made it ridiculously easy to create backcountry realtime environmental stations, operate autonomous terrestrial or oceanic vehicles or support advanced devices in the developing world,” said Rob Faludi, collaborative strategy leader for Digi R&D. “Developers can create high-tech interactions that persist though natural disasters because no local infrastructure at all is required, and deploy them in any spot on the planet. We say any app, anything, anywhere and we mean anywhere!”
Iridium and Digi create a valuable partnership– with Iridium operating the world’s furthest-reaching network and enabling connections in remote places and Digi, who continually pushes the bounds of technology in terms of what is possible through networks.
“The iDigi Device Cloud provides massive scalability and instant connectivity to network-connected devices,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Digi International. “With Iridium, we can now extend the benefits of cloud connectivity to devices connected everywhere in the world. This is particularly valuable for asset tracking and fleet management applications where connectivity is often critical in areas lacking landline or cellular connectivity.”
David Wigglesworth, vice president, data services, Iridium said, “The combination of Digi hardware, the iDigi Device Cloud and Iridium satellite network makes it easier for customers to extend connectivity to devices anywhere in the world.”
Customers can use Digi’s ConnectPort X5 R gateway, equipped with the Iridium 9602 short-burst data (SBD) transceiver, to connect devices to iDigi. The gateway is a compact, ruggedized tracking and telematics device that incorporates cellular, satellite, global positioning system (GPS), Wi-Fi and vehicle area network (VAN) wireless technology in a single enclosure for flexible networking connectivity.