ConnectPort™ WAN VPN is industry's first upgradeable, commercial-grade 3G Wireless WAN router
MINNETONKA, Minn. (Sept. 12, 2006) – Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today announced that its ConnectPort WAN VPN is now certified by Verizon Wireless for use on its high speed EV-DO network. The ConnectPort WAN VPN is the first commercial grade, upgradeable, 3G wireless wide area network (WWAN) router that provides a secure, high-speed WWAN connection for reliable primary and backup network connectivity to remote sites and devices. Because the solution is modular, it is upgradeable, making it easier for customers to quickly migrate to future advanced platforms as networks evolve.
Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO network gives customers high-speed access to corporate data, device information, and the Internet anywhere within the coverage area at download speeds averaging 400 to 700 kbps. Customers outside of the EV-DO coverage area will seamlessly switch to Verizon Wireless’ 1xRTT network to remain connected while on the road.
Using the ConnectPort WAN VPN with its integrated Sierra Wireless MC5720 PCI Express Mini Card embedded module, customers can deploy on Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO-1xRTT Rev 0 network today and can upgrade to EV-DO-1xRTT Revision A when it becomes available, by replacing the wireless module. The ConnectPort WAN VPN is the only Verizon Wireless-certified commercial grade solution to provide this level of flexibility. The PCI Express Mini Card module is easy to upgrade, like a PCMCIA card, but is a superior choice for rugged commercial applications because of its smaller, fully enclosed form factor.
The ConnectPort WAN VPN offers an easy and cost-effective means of connecting virtually any remote location into the corporate IP network at broadband-like speeds. It is ideal for use where wired networks are not feasible or where alternative network connections are required. It can be managed locally via a built-in web interface or remotely using Digi Connectware® Manager, the industry’s only enterprise class remote device management software for Wireless WAN applications. For a complete list of carriers and more information about the ConnectPort WAN VPN, visit http://www.digi.com/products/cellulargateways/connectportwanvpn.jsp.
About Digi International
Digi International, based in Minneapolis, makes device networking easy by developing products and technologies that are cost effective and easy to use. Digi markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).