Overview

Iridium CloudConnect is the first and only satellite cloud-based solution that offers truly global coverage for IoT applications through Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Together with AWS, Iridium CloudConnect provides a powerful tool for developers seeking a singular communications platform to manage connected devices. Now with Iridium CloudConnect, IoT devices can leverage the Iridium network anywhere in the world.

Customers are now able to reduce engineering efforts, lower fixed operating costs, and reduce time to develop new products and services, through the power and capabilities of being powered by AWS.

Overview

Iridium CloudConnect is the first and only satellite cloud-based solution that offers truly global coverage for IoT applications through Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Together with AWS, Iridium CloudConnect provides a powerful tool for developers seeking a singular communications platform to manage connected devices. Now with Iridium CloudConnect, IoT devices can leverage the Iridium network anywhere in the world.

Customers are now able to reduce engineering efforts, lower fixed operating costs, and reduce time to develop new products and services, through the power and capabilities of being powered by AWS.

How It Works

Iridium CloudConnect enables devices to send and receive messages through the AWS-hosted service without having to develop a connecting service to the Iridium Short Burst Data® (SBD®) Gateway.

Data is transferred through closed carrier networks and dedicated secure private connections between Iridium and AWS. Iridium CloudConnect is set up using cross-account authentication, and a simple script that sets up infrastructure needed to support the service. Customers receive their SBD device data in a Simple Queue Service (SQS) queue in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format. Queues reside in the customer’s own AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) environment.

How It Works

Iridium CloudConnect enables devices to send and receive messages through the AWS-hosted service without having to develop a connecting service to the Iridium Short Burst Data® (SBD®) Gateway.

Data is transferred through closed carrier networks and dedicated secure private connections between Iridium and AWS. Iridium CloudConnect is set up using cross-account authentication, and a simple script that sets up infrastructure needed to support the service. Customers receive their SBD device data in a Simple Queue Service (SQS) queue in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format. Queues reside in the customer’s own AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) environment.

Iridium CloudConnect Data Flow Chart

Key Advantages

STANDARDS

Aligns with industry evolving IoT messaging standards and message consumption protocols.

COVERAGE

Leverages AWS’s global, redundant infrastructure and support.

 

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SECURITY

Iridium uses a dedicated secure and private connection for Iridium CloudConnect traffic. This connection directly connects Iridium to AWS without using the public internet.

 

MESSAGING

SBD messages converted to JSON are placed in a Simple Queue Service (SQS) queue in a partner’s AWS cloud environment.

EASY UPGRADES

Iridium will add/upgrade future messaging options without changes to the Iridium CloudConnect partner interface..

SBD

Does not replace any SBD functionality - current backend delivery options remain as they are today.