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Digi's New High-Speed Cellular Router Enables High-Bandwidth Applications in Remote Industrial Environments

Digi Connect® WAN 3G IA ideal for industrial automation, utility, pipeline and traffic applications

MINNETONKA, Minn. (May 13, 2009) - Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today introduced the Digi Connect WAN 3G IA, a third generation (3G) Wireless WAN router for secure primary and backup connectivity to remote devices in severe environments. It supports industrial protocols and features high-speed 3G connectivity enabling high-bandwidth applications like remote video surveillance in harsh environments. It is ideal for utility, pipeline, traffic, industrial automation and other industrial applications.

"The Digi Connect WAN 3G IA is industrial certified and provides high-speed connectivity enabling new applications in severe environments," said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Digi International. "It also includes an industrial temperature rating and other industry optimized features that make it easy to connect remote industrial devices."

The Digi Connect WAN 3G IA provides support for both HSDPA (GSM) and EVDO (CDMA) connections and features Class 1 Division 2 industrial certification. It also includes Modbus TCP support for easy connectivity to programmable logic controllers (PLCs), Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) and other industrial devices. Additionally, the Digi Connect WAN 3G IA includes both Ethernet and serial ports, a terminal block for 9-30 VDC power, a din rail kit for mounting in industrial environments, and an industrial temperature rating of -25° C to 75° C (-13° F to 167° F) for GSM models and -30° C to 75° C (-22° F to 167° F) for CDMA models.

The Digi Connect WAN 3G IA features built-in VPN with IPSec for creating secure connections over public networks. It also features Digi SureLink™ for persistent connections over wireless networks and Digi Connectware® Manager for easy setup, configuration and maintenance of large installations. It also supports Python, an easy to use, object based, free, open-source programming language for developing customized controlling applications.

The Digi Connect WAN 3G IA is available starting at less than $800 MSRP. For more information, visit http://www.digi.com/products/cellulargateways/digiconnectwanfamily.jsp. For helpful information on IP enabling industrial devices, visit Digi's resident industrial expert Lynn Linse's blog at http://blog.iatips.com/.

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.

Press Contacts:
Jan McBride
Digi International
952-912-3473

Matt Serra
Mulberry Marketing Communications
312-664-1532

For more information, visit Digi's Web site at www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).

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