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Sarian Brings Business Continuity to the Top of the Enterprise Agenda with Advanced Modular Router Launch

01 October, 2008 - Advanced routing company Sarian Systems, a Digi International Inc. (NASDAQ:DGII) company, today announced the launch of its new WR-41 enterprise router range, designed for mobile communications across a wide variety of sectors, including retail, lottery and finance.

Compatible with all existing mobile networks including new high-speed packet access (HSPA) networks, Sarian's third generation WR-41 series router is the company's most advanced cellular offering to date, providing a more customised and flexible approach to support a wealth of business specific applications.

Sarian's WR series benefits from substantially improved uplink data transfer rates - including 7.2Mbps downlink and 2.0Mbps uplink when using the product's HSUPA option - making it ideal for businesses looking for a flexible backup solution to fixed broadband connections. It allows users to send larger volumes of data at speeds far greater than previously possible over mobile networks, offering business continuity at an affordable cost. Sarian?s simple to deploy, minimally invasive device is able to detect both physical fixed-line failure and routing failures in the network itself, automatically taking over from an existing broadband router to prevent downtime for users.

?There is now a significant market need for ADSL backup, given that enterprises are increasingly relying upon broadband for most of their communication,- said Arun Nirmal, senior research analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "Enterprises cannot afford to be cut off, and need to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction and a consistent stream of revenue. Sarian's WR-41 represents a reliable continuity plan, allowing enterprises to utilise high-speed mobile networks in the event of a fixed-line problem and most importantly, to continue conducting business efficiently."

With optional 2GB internal storage, Sarian's WR-41 range is well-suited for organisations reliant on real-time telemetry applications to gather data from remote sites. Such flexibility ensures that critical data is stored locally on the internal memory in addition to being transmitted back to a central location. This prevents any data from being lost in the event of mobile network issues.

Additional available modules include a 50 channel GPS receiver already prepared for the upcoming European GPS system - Galileo. The remarkable sensitivity of this module makes it ideal for asset tracking and vehicle applications such as geofencing as it can even receive signals indoors and under bridges. The WR-41's internal software enables it to send notification alerts by SMS or email should the router leave its set boundaries - a valuable feature for the telematics market.

"The WR-41 series is perfect for any market requiring the secure transmission of critical business data - from retail and lottery to telemetry and CCTV surveillance ? offering versatility, reliability and local intelligence," said Duncan Ellison, business development director for Digi International. "As our third generation product, the WR-41 range has the benefit of Sarian's technical skills, routing knowledge and software expertise developed over the last six years in the cellular router market making it the most advanced and evolved product in our portfolio."

The WR-41 series is compatible with HSPA, 3G, GPRS, EDGE and CDMA mobile networks, while as with previous Sarian products it contains a number of unique security and redundancy features. These include dual SIM card slots to provide automatic failover in the event of mobile coverage issues and the ability to simultaneously transmit data while monitoring / controlling real-time router performance, so that data transfer is not interrupted.

The WR-41 series routers are now available in Europe from Sarian partners or direct from Sarian. In the US and other parts of the world, they will be launched under the Digi brand as part of its 'Digi TransPort' range of mobile routing products.

About Sarian Systems
Sarian Systems, -Digi International Inc company, manufactures advanced wired and wireless IP routers designed for mission critical communications. The company's products are designed in the UK and are primarily targeted at businesses in the retail, lottery, finance, telemetry and remote access markets. Its routers are used for a wide variety of purposes including broadband backup, network performance monitoring and EPOS transactions.

Sarian sells products in more than 40 countries, to blue chip companies including American Express, Travelex and BP Oil, as well as to major telecommunications operators such as BT and T-Mobile. For more information visit www.sarian.co.uk.

 
About Digi International
Digi International Inc., 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). For more information visit www.digi.com.
 
 
 

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Johnson King PR
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Email: sarianteam@johnsonking.co.uk

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