Iridium CloudConnect

The first and only global cloud-based satellite solution

Together with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Iridium CloudConnect provides a powerful tool for developers seeking a singular communications platform to manage connected devices.

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Iridium CloudConnect powered by Amazon web services
Explainer infographic - how Iridium CloudConnect powered by Amazon web services works

Iridium CloudConnect

The first and only global cloud-based satellite solution

Together with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Iridium CloudConnect provides a powerful tool for developers seeking a singular communications platform to manage connected devices.

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 Transfer: Data is transferred through closed carrier networks and dedicated secure private connections between Iridium and AWS.

Authentication: Iridium CloudConnect is set up using cross-account authentication, and a simple script that creates the necessary infrastructure.

Data Delivery: Customers receive their SBD device data in a Simple Queue Service (SQS) queue in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format.

Private Queues: Queues reside in the customer’s own AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) environment.

Key Advantages

Reduce engineering efforts, lower fixed operating costs, and reduce time to develop new products and services with Iridium CloudConnect, using widely adopted data exchange methods and the associated capabilities and services available through AWS.

  • Industry Standards
  • Aligns with industry evolving IoT messaging standards and message protocols

  • Coverage
  • Leverages Iridium’s global network and AWS’s global, redundant infrastructure and support

  • Secure & Private
  • Uses a dedicated secure and private connection that directly connects Iridium to AWS without using the public internet

  • Messaging Queue
  • 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

  • Iridium Short Burst Data
  • Does not replace any SBD functionality – current backend delivery options remain as they are today

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Related Case Studies

Keeping An Arctic Expedition Connected

One of Jeff’s recent expeditions took him and his team on a course through the Arctic, where only Iridium could provide the coverage and connectivity to stay in touch. Using the Iridium Edge® Solar, his followers tracked his team’s expedition in real time from start to finish.

Related Case Studies

One of Jeff’s recent expeditions took him and his team on a course through the Arctic, where only Iridium could provide the coverage and connectivity to stay in touch. Using the Iridium Edge® Solar, his followers tracked his team’s expedition in real time from start to finish.

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Case Study
Last Updated
Size
Document Name
Case Study: Keeping An Arctic Expedition Connected
File Name
CS_Keeping an Arctic Expedition Connected_052422.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description
Expedition Paddler's Jeff Allen needed to find ways to stay connected on an Arctic voyage. Learn how Iridium helped keep him in touch (way) beyond cellular range.
File Type
PDF
File Size
1.5 MB
File Version
1.0
Version Date
May 24, 2022
Applications
Personal Tracking, Portable Solutions, SOS
Related Products
Iridium GO!®, Iridium Edge® Solar
Related Services
Iridium Circuit Switched Data (CSD), Iridium CloudConnect, Iridium Short Burst Data® (SBD®)
Verticals
IoT, Maritime
Fact Sheet
Document Name
Iridium CloudConnect - Factsheet
File Name
FS_Iridium CloudConnect_Fact Sheet_102119(2).pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description

Factsheet for Iridium CloudConnect

File Type
PDF
File Size
2.25 MB
File Version
2.0
Version Date
October 21, 2019
Related Services
Iridium CloudConnect
Verticals
IoT
Legal Notice
Aug 22, 2018
122.32 KB
Document Name
Iridium - Fair Access Policy
File Name
LGL_Iridium Fair Access Policy_Block 1_v.22_082218.pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description

The Iridium Fair Access Policy applies to all Iridium Services
Dated: August 08, 2018

File Type
PDF
File Size
122.32 KB
File Version
1.0
Version Date
August 22, 2018
Related Services
Iridium Burst®, Iridium Circuit Switched Data (CSD), Iridium CloudConnect, Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS), Iridium OpenPort®, Iridium Push-To-Talk, Iridium RUDICS, Iridium Short Burst Data® (SBD®), Netted Iridium®
Verticals
Corporate
Use Cases & Infographics
Document Name
Iridium CloudConnect - Infographic
File Name
INF_Iridium CloudConnect_Infographic_021821(2).pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description

Iridium CloudConnect Infographic

File Type
PDF
File Size
105.29 KB
File Version
1.0
Version Date
February 18, 2021
Related Services
Iridium CloudConnect
Verticals
IoT
Document Name
Iridium RUDICS - Infographic - CloudConnect
File Name
INF_Iridium RUDICS_Cloud Connect Infographic_020121(2).pdf
Vendor
Iridium
Description

CloudConnect Infographic for the Iridium RUDICS Service

File Type
PDF
File Size
718.49 KB
File Version
2.0
Version Date
February 01, 2021
Related Services
Iridium RUDICS, Iridium CloudConnect
Verticals
IoT
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