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Digi International ConnectPort X5 Certified to Use Iridium Network for Global Communications

The ConnectPort X5 R by Digi International is now certified to use the Iridium satellite network for global, two-way, low-latency data communications, offering remote connectivity to mobile assets via cellular or satellite networks.

The ConnectPort X5 R offers wide area networking connectivity to support cellular, Wi-Fi, GPS, vehicle area network and satellite functionality. VANs allow users to deploy low-power sensor networks within and around a vehicle to monitor critical asset points such as door latches and temperature sensors. Additionally, the ConnectPort X5 R features J1939 and other vehicle bus types allowing it to interface with construction fleets and remote industrial equipment such as engines and generators.

“Digi’s new product leverages our Iridium 9602 short-burst data transceiver technology,” said Patrick Shay, Iridium vice president and general manager for data services. “Digi’s design ingenuity leverages the Iridium 9602’s very small form factor and low power draw for an affordable turnkey embedded solution to enable global satellite data connections. Digi’s dual-mode solution will provide a standardized data platform for large enterprise customers seeking a seamless worldwide solution for remote asset tracking and monitoring.”

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