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Iridium Link To AWS Internet-Of-Things Service Set To Go Live

July 31, 2019 / Computer Daily News

Iridium CloudConnect, a partnership between satellite operator Iridium and AWS, and billed as “the first and only satellite cloud-based solution that offers truly global coverage for IoT applications,” is set to go live in September, according to a report in Capacity Media.The Web site quotes Iridium CEO Matt Desch saying that the service will be live by the end of the third quarter this year.The service was announced in September 2018, with Iridium saying “Iridium CloudConnect will make it easier for you to do business by ‘translating’ industry-standard IoT protocols and Iridium Short Burst Data, allowing them to communicate with one another.“This exchange enables any IoT device connected through the Iridium network to speak natively with Amazon’s cloud-based server and its user interfaces.”Iridium said it will extend the reach of AWS’s suite of services to the more than 80 percent of the Earth that lacks cellular coverage.