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New Digi Cellular Gateway Expands Options for Deploying Drop-in Networks

- ConnectPort™ X4 provides cost effective IP connectivity to ZigBee/802.15.4 device networks using Cellular, Wi-Fi or Ethernet -

MINNETONKA, Minn. (Feb. 5, 2008) - Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today introduced the ConnectPort X4, a cost-effective wireless gateway designed to link ZigBee/802.15.4 device networks with IP networks over cellular, Wi-Fi or Ethernet connections. The ConnectPort X4 is the latest addition to Digi’s Drop-in Networking product line, a combination of hardware components and software tools for network-enabling commercial grade devices where wired infrastructure does not exist or does not satisfy customer needs. The multi-function ConnectPort X4 provides ZigBee-to-cellular, ZigBee-to-Wi-Fi or ZigBee-to-Ethernet connectivity.

"We consider the ConnectPort X4 as the likely workhorse in our ConnectPort X gateway product line," said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Digi International. "It offers customers another option in addition to our highly versatile ConnectPort X8 gateway, enabling long-range, end-to-end wireless device networking in a powerful and cost effective package."

The ConnectPort X4 provides full network flexibility including ZigBee/802.15.4, cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity. It supports a broad set of cellular options including HSDPA, Edge, GPRS, 1XRTT and EV-DO. In addition, the ConnectPort X4 features a USB port for expanded connectivity to devices like Digi’s Watchport® camera. A model is also offered that features an industrial grade NEMA 4/IP66 enclosure with Class 1, Division 2 certification for outdoor applications like tank monitoring, precision irrigation control and automated metering infrastructure (AMI).

Similar to all ConnectPort X products, the ConnectPort X4 features a native Python engine for programmability. Python is an object based, open-source programming language for developing customized controlling applications and can be adopted and applied by both embedded developers and Web developers alike. The ConnectPort X4 also includes the Digi Connectware® Manager network management platform which provides a one-to-many interface for network configuration and maintenance.

The ConnectPort X4 with GPRS cellular capability is available now and lists for $499. For more information, please visit http://www.digi.com/products/wirelessdropinnetworking/connectportx8.jsp.

 

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Jan McBride
Digi International
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Matt Serra
Mulberry Marketing Communications
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