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Digi Provides Critical Wireless Communication Infrastructure for Better Place, a Market Leader in Electric Vehicle Networks and Services

MINNETONKA, Minn. (Feb. 22, 2011) - Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today announced that Better Place is using its Digi TransPort® 6410 high-speed cellular router to connect Electric Vehicle (EV) docking stations to the Better Place electric car network in Israel. This enables energy demand management capabilities by allowing utilities to minimize charging requirements during peak electricity consumption hours.

“We are developing the infrastructure and intelligent network to deliver a range of driver services that optimize energy use, and Digi is making it easy for us to extend our network directly to the EV docking station,” said Greg Stein, VP, Global Supply Chain, Better Place. “Digi’s high-speed cellular router provides the critical communication infrastructure between the docking station and our network allowing for greater demand management capabilities.”

“Substantial investments are being made in technology, manufacturing, infrastructure and market development to drive EV innovation and consumer demand,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Digi International. “These changes will affect both how we drive and how we interact with the Smart Grid. New communication infrastructure is necessary to establish the equivalent of the 20th century gas station, and with our wireless communication technology we are excited to help make mass EV deployment a reality.”

The Digi TransPort family of enterprise class, multi-function cellular routers provides secure high-speed wireless connectivity to remote sites and devices for primary or backup wireless broadband network connectivity.   The products feature advanced routing, state-of-the-art security, integrated primary DSL and backup cellular interfaces,and synchronous protocol support for retail and financial devices. For more information about Digi TransPort routers, visit http://www.digi.com/products/cellulargateways/digitransport.jsp#overview.     

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

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