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Digi Releases Industry's Fastest ARM9 Based Wired and Wireless Embedded Core Module Family

New family ideal for devices with displays and multimedia requirements

MINNETONKA, Minn. (March 3, 2009) - Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today introduced the ConnectCore™ 9M 2443 and ConnectCore™ Wi-9M 2443, the industry's fastest ARM9-based, network enabled embedded core modules. Supporting both Windows CE and Linux operating systems, the pin-compatible wired and 802.11a/b/g core modules feature state-of-the-art peripherals, rich development resources and speed making the products ideal for display and embedded multimedia applications. This includes embedded applications in networked displays, medical devices, building access controls, energy management devices, time and attendance devices, scales and other devices with multimedia or display technology.

"The ConnectCore 9M 2443 series is 33 percent faster than any other ARM9-based core module available," said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Digi International. "This level of speed can reduce development time by allowing engineers to reuse existing ARM9 code in wired and wireless applications that require high levels of speed and support."

Based on the Samsung S3C2443 ARM9 microprocessor and operating at up to 533 MHz, the ConnectCore 9M 2443 and ConnectCore Wi-9M 2443 feature a multilayered memory bus architecture that allows simultaneous data transfer between processor, memory and peripherals. This eliminates the traditional bus bandwidth bottlenecks that are common on other platforms. For example, updating graphical information through the LCD controller and retrieving data from memory at the same time can now be realized without compromising overall performance and user experience.

The modules also feature a full set of peripheral and multimedia connectivity options including an integrated LCD controller, USB 2.0 support and support for SD Memory cards. This allows embedded developers to support the latest peripherals in their products. Additionally, the modules feature off-the-shelf hardware and software support for all power management modes making the modules ideal for low power and battery powered/mobile applications. The ConnectCore 9M 2443 is fully tested and CE certified, and the ConnectCore Wi-9M 2443 will be certified upon availability. The modules also feature a 5-year manufacturer's warranty, the longest core module warranty available in the industry. ConnectCore 9M 2443 Windows CE 6.0 Digi JumpStart Kits® are available now for an introductory price of $399. Linux Digi JumpStart kits will be available in May 2009. ConnectCore Wi-9M 2443 Digi JumpStart Kits will be available in June 2009. For more information, please visit www.digi.com/cc9m2443.

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. Digi offers the highest levels of performance, flexibility and quality, and markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). For more information, visit Digi's Web site at www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444.

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