[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Digi International says that the Iridium satellite network now supports the iDigi Device Cloud. Similar to cellular SMS, Digi devices with an Iridium data transceiver inside can now send and receive data via the iDigi Device Cloud over the Iridium network.

The iDigi Device Cloud provides the infrastructure required to access and control devices over the Internet. It provides a high degree of scalability, reliability and security. Software developers access the cloud via iDigi Manager Pro and/or iDigi Web services to simplify device integration.

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.