Wireless Leader on Track for Lead-Free Compliance
LINDON, Utah (April 27, 2006) – MaxStream’s XBee and XBee-PRO OEM RF ZigBee Modules are now compliant with international RoHS compliance standards. In accordance with the directive for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances, MaxStream has achieved compliance with its popular XBee product family.
MaxStream expects to implement across-the-board compliance with all its electronic components, including all 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz OEM RF modules before the July deadline.
“We are committed to leading the way in providing reliable and easy-to-use RF products that meet the strict environmental RoHS standards,” said David Steed, Vice President of Engineering at MaxStream. “By eliminating these hazardous materials we expect to see an increased surge in sales to Europe and other international locations that will soon require products meeting these specifications.”
The RoHS directive was established by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, requiring that electronics manufacturers not exceed new minimum acceptable levels of the following hazardous substances: lead, hexavalent chromium, mercury, polybrominated biphenyl, cadmium and polybrominated diphenyl ether.
RoHS compliant XBee and XBee-PRO OEM RF Modules will be available for shipping in the middle of May. More information on RoHS compliance for all MaxStream products can be found at www.maxstream.net or by contacting MaxStream at (866) 765-9885.
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).