The great news is that when the going gets tough, Digi innovates. We’re happy to share that thanks to the tireless work of our engineering and product management teams, we have a new Digi XBee® solution shipping today that is compatible with existing XBee 3 devices.
In this blog post, we’ll cover the new Digi XBee RR solution, as well as Rapid Redesign support available from Digi Wireless Design Services to help you get your design through redesign and back on the market as quickly as possible.
Contact us for a free redesign consultation
Digi XBee RR is a brand new family offering from Digi, built to support the immediate needs of OEMs, developers and systems integrators that rely on XBee 3 in their product designs. It is compatible with existing Digi XBee designs and can be swapped in with only minor changes. Digi XBee RR is available now to ship in volume.
It is important to note that other XBee modules in the Digi XBee ecosystem are not in end-of-life status. We will continue shipping those modules as availability allows.
Digi XBee RR is a complete solution that is fully integrated with Digi gateways, Digi XCTU® for local provisioning and testing, and Digi Remote Manager® for network-wide visibility and remote management via a gateway. Those who require the DigiMesh® or Zigbee® mesh networking capabilities of Digi XBee RR and XBee 3 modules need this integration to connect the mesh network through gateways to the cloud. Cloud-based Digi Remote Manager also facilitates easy integration with cloud services like Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft Azure for application tracking and business intelligence.
Additionally, Digi XBee RR is fully integrated with Digi XBee Tools, which include site survey and network connectivity assessment tools and developer tools for rapid development, testing and deployment of your application.
Digi XBee RR provides 2.4 GHz for mesh networking with Zigbee, 802.15.4 and Digi's own DigiMesh protocol in the micro mount form factor as well as through-hole and surface mount. It is available immediately in the smallest micro mount form factor, which is the most popular size today.
Digi XBee RR is fully compatible with Digi IX15, an XBee gateway and cellular router in one. Digi IX15 enables you to build out your mesh network, connect it to the Internet through Ethernet, via cellular to get your mesh network connected. The IX15 is available and shipping today as well.
There are a few key differences in functionality that you’ll need to keep in mind as you plan your migration.
In this section, we will cover some go-to features that you can continue to rely upon when you migrate to Digi XBee RR.
Change is hard, but we are here to help! First and foremost, be sure to access the Digi XBee RR Migration Guide for the steps to take as you migrate from XBee 3 to XBee RR.
If you need experienced engineering and RF support to support your migration, Digi Wireless Design Services (WDS) has you covered. The WDS team has deep experience with prototyping, design, testing, certification, design rescues, the prepare-for-manufacturing process and more.
Digi WDS can help you migrate to Digi XBee RR in the shortest possible time and begin shipping products fast.
This assistance can include:
Contact us to request a free consultation to determine if Digi WDS services are right for you. For module sales, visit www.digi.com/XBeeRR, where you can shop from our channel partners.