- Based on acquired MaxStream® technology, new products provide simple, low-cost serial and Ethernet cable replacement -
MINNETONKA, Minn. (DATE, 2007) – Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today introduced the XTend™ and XStream™ radio frequency (RF) modems, and the XPress™ Ethernet Bridge. These stand-alone wireless modems operate within the industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) radio frequency bands and require no configuration to provide a reliable wireless link out of the box. Their outstanding receiver sensitivity provides robust communications even in the presence of interference. The new wireless modems are based on and compatible with MaxStream’s stand-alone radio modem product line and are complementary to Digi’s recently launched Drop-in Networking solutions that provide device connectivity where wired infrastructure does not exist or satisfy customer needs.
“We are leveraging the MaxStream acquisition to strengthen and expand our wireless product offering,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Digi International. “As the leading provider of commercial grade device networking solutions, we now offer a growing array of wireless solutions spanning 3G/cellular, Wi-Fi®, proprietary wireless, and ZigBee® technologies.”
Digi’s XTend and XStream modems provide reliable serial cable replacement. The high-performance XTend operates at 900 MHz and can provide up to 40 miles of range in line-of-sight conditions. The XStream is available in both 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz models and features up to 20 miles of range in ideal conditions. All are offered in industrial-grade enclosures providing extended temperature tolerance and moisture protection. XTend modems are also offered with NEMA 4 rated enclosures for use in areas with heavy and frequent exposure to moisture. The XTend and XStream families are offered with a five-year warranty.
Digi’s XPress Ethernet Bridge enables customers to easily and wirelessly connect a data system to an Ethernet network when using a cable is cost prohibitive or impractical. The XPress Ethernet Bridge operates at 900 MHz and 125 mW of power, providing up to 15 miles line-of-sight range and an RF data rate of 1.5 Mbps. It also includes a five-year warranty.
The XTend RF modem, XStream RF modem and XPress Ethernet Bridge are now available. For more information, please visit http://www.digi.com/rfm/.
About Digi International
Digi International, the leader in device networking for business, develops reliable products and technologies to connect and securely manage local or remote electronic devices over the network or via the web, and offers the highest levels of performance, flexibility and quality. Digi markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).