Digi Connect WAN 3G wireless gateways chosen for ease of deployment, ease of configuration
MINNETONKA, Minn. (May 11, 2009) - Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today announced that Verizon Wireless is using Digi Connect WAN 3G high-speed cellular routers to provide wireless broadband backup connectivity at 300 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the U.S. The router provides backup to a high-speed connection over the Verizon Wireless network when landline service is interrupted.
"We deploy the Digi solution to our stores in the event of a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, flooding or some other local event, that knocks out landline connections. We need a reliable backup solution, just in case, to ensure we can continue operations and serve our customers," said Guy Cummins, project manager, Verizon Wireless Information Technology. "The Digi product is pretty much plug and play. Ease of deployment is outstanding."
Digi's cellular routers use Verizon Wireless' EVDO Rev A network to create secure Wireless WAN (WWAN) connections to remote assets for real-time two-way communications. Through its open development program, Verizon Wireless has certified multiple Digi products to run on the Verizon Wireless network. Verizon Wireless' open development program is driven by the company's desire to encourage innovation, give businesses new wireless choices, and quickly address opportunities to expand the wireless market.
For more information about Digi's cellular products, visit http://www.digi.com/products/cellulargateways/. For more information about the Verizon deployment, visit http://www.digi.com/pdf/css_verizonwireless.pdf.
About Digi International
Digi International is making wireless M2M easy by developing reliable products and solutions 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.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.