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Thunderheads: December 2011

Season’s Greetings
— Happy Holidays from Digi International —

The iDigi team and everyone here at Digi International® would like to wish you, your family and friends a joyous holiday season and a prosperous new year.




On the Blog
— Projects, News & Notes —

12 in 2012 — Rob Faludi of Digi International and NYU was featured in “Episode 7: Rob Faludi of NYU – Objects Networked for Interaction” in the New York Observer’s series “12 to Watch in 2012.” The series profiles New Yorkers doing innovative things with technology and design. Rob discusses the Internet of Things, Digi®, data, design, engineering and what’s at their intersection. More >

More from Mr. Faludi!

In case you missed it, Rob participated in the short film Networked Society: On the Brink. Read more, watch the video or view the trailer at the iDigi blog.

— and —

Rob and iDigi Solutions Architect Corey Plender recently hosted Simplifying Device Networking. This webinar examines the challenges associated with managing device networks.


Exploratorium Exhibit — Digi sponsored an XBee® Wireless Networking workshop for the staff at San Francisco’s interactive science museum, the Exploratorium. Exhibit builders learned the basics of wireless networking, resulting in interactive doorbell projects with the promise of more advanced projects to come. More >

XBee Internet Gateway — This application, written for Digi’s ConnectPort® X gateways, gives any device the ability to connect to the Internet, providing devices with a simple and flexible pathway to any web service. More >



Share Your Projects & Ideas — There are lots of great applications that use the iDigi Device Cloud and we want to hear about yours. Contact the team at thunderheads@digi.com to share us your ideas and stories.


What’s Getting Written?
— iDigi Articles —

Health at Home — In partnership with Freescale, Digi launched the iDigi Telehealth Application Kit, a development kit facilitating the creation of cloud-connected medical devices.

Digi Makes Developing Wireless, Cloud-Connected Medical Devices Easy
by Sean Fenske, Wireless Design and Development

Freescale Home Health Hub Wants to Usher in the
Era of Connected Medical Devices

by Terrence O’Brien, Engadget

The kit will be available in January 2012. Visit www.digi.com/hhh for more information.

Keeping Up with the Cloud — iDigi Product Management director Cary Stronach spoke with TMCnet to explain the emerging importance of the cloud and how to take advantage of the capabilities it offers.

Digi Explains Embedded M2M Solutions Remote Device
Management in the ‘Cloud’

by Peter Bernstein, Embedded M2M Magazine/TMCnet

Designed for Ease — The iDigi Gateway Development Kit is designed to make it easy to setup a ZigBee network, upload a custom iDigi Device Integration Application and provide seamless connectivity to the iDigi Device Cloud.

Digi Launches iDigi Gateway Development Kit with 3G Cellular Connectivity
by Deepika Mala, Embedded M2M Magazine/TMCnet

First Prize — The iDigi® Device Cloud™ received first prize in the Industrial IT category of the “Palmarès Technologique 2011” awards. This award recognizes the most outstanding innovation of the year in the industrial IT sector.



Apply Yourself
— Looking for iDigi Support —

Help Wanted — The iDigi Applications Team has been keeping busy, which is why we’re looking for an iDigi Applications Customer Support Representative to help us:

Manage Accounts | Scope Projects | Maintain Customer Information
Prepare Reports | Provide iDigi Information

The team is looking for somebody with:

  • Experience working with engineering or software services
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple projects
  • A willingness to travel
  • A sense of humor

Visit the Digi Careers page to learn more about this and other opportunities.


See You Next Year
— Upcoming Events —



Arrow’s Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Seminar Series offers expert technical training and exposure to the latest M2M solutions and services. This event focuses on the future of M2M technology. Digi International and our wireless design division, Spectrum Design Solutions, will be at each event, demonstrating how to build complete end-to-end M2M solutions.

More Upcoming Events


Intersec 2012

January 15-17, 2012
Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre
Dubai, UAE

 

DistribuTECH 2012
January 24-26, 2012
San Antonio, TX
Booth 4629
Featured speakers include actor, author and economist Ben Stein

 

E-world energy & water
February 7-9, 2012
Messe Essen
Essen, Germany
Hall 2/Stand 327

 

WaveForum 2012 Nice

February 14 – 15, 2012
Nice, France

 

Embedded World 2012
February 28 – March 1, 2012
Nuremberg Messe
Nuremberg, Germany
Hall 1/Booth 432

 

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