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MaxStream XBee-PRO certified for use in Japan

Long-range ZigBee Certified Module Receives Japanese Approval

LINDON, Utah (February 8, 2007) – The ZigBee® Certified XBee-PRO™ OEM RF module from MaxStream®, a Digi International® brand, has received approval for use in Japan. The Japanese version of the XBee-PRO comes with unique firmware that limits output power to the maximum allowable power density for Japan of 10mW/MHz in the 2.4 GHz band.

“As worldwide adoption of the XBee product line continues to accelerate, we are pleased to offer a ZigBee Certified solution that will give added range and reliability in critical applications,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Digi International. “Demand in Japan for the XBee product line has been high and the flexibility of the XBee and XBee-PRO modules makes it easy for custom wireless networks to be created with ease.”

The Japanese version of the XBee-PRO will continue to be pin and network compatible with existing XBee and XBee-PRO modules so a single design can be developed for global deployment. Operating at 2.4 GHz, the XBee product line is approved for use worldwide and compatible with 802.15.4 and ZigBee specifications.

XBee development kits start $129 USD and provide the easiest and most-cost effective way to establish reliable wireless data communications. For more information about the XBee-PRO, visit our XBee-Pro product page or call +1-801-765-9885.

About MaxStream
MaxStream, a Digi International brand (NASDAQ - DGII), is the leading worldwide developer of wireless modem networking for electronic devices. MaxStream provides wireless modem modules, stand-alone radio modems, RF design services, and supporting software. Products and services by MaxStream include designing, manufacturing and supporting wireless communications for embedded systems.

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).

ZigBee: Wireless Control That Simply Works
The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard. The ZigBee Alliance membership comprises technology providers and original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Membership is open to all. Additional information can be found at www.zigbee.org.

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Jan McBride
Digi International
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Matt Serra
Mulberry Marketing Communications
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