Pizza Ranch Selects Digi International for Food Safety Solution

Digi’s Cold Chain Solution Now Available for Implementation in All Pizza Ranch Restaurants

MINNETONKA, Minn., March 7, 2017 – Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII,, a leading global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, today announced that Pizza Ranch has elected to implement Digi International’s FreshTemp task management and food temperature monitoring solution.

Pizza Ranch has 200 locations in 13 states across the Midwest and Great Plains, serving pizzas, broasted chicken and fresh, healthy salads, in an authentic, ranch-themed environment.

With this agreement, Pizza Ranch will implement Digi’s advanced technology-supported service to achieve operational efficiency and ensure that all their restaurants deliver the highest levels of food quality and safety to their customers. Digi’s state-of-the-art solution automates food temperature and equipment monitoring and task logging to greatly simplify the effort for employees while ensuring public health compliance.

“Again and again, we are finding that leading resturants like Pizza Ranch are investing in food safety technology and services,” says Kevin C. Riley, chief operating officer, Digi International. “By automating, streamlining and improving the food safety processes, we’re pleased that Digi is able to meet the high standards required by Pizza Ranch.”

A subscription-based service, Digi’s task management application allows restaurants to capture and manage daily tasks and temperature logs on any smartphone. Wireless temperature sensors and IoT technology ensure consistency and compliance with local and company food safety standards. Enterprise level cloud-based reporting provides real-time insights, allowing managers to continuously improve operational efficiency. Tasks can be assigned and customized by role, defined by time slot (morning/afternoon/evening, open/close), frequency (hourly/daily/weekly/monthly) and set for alert notifications.

Digi cold chain solutions are available for retail Quick Service Restaurants (QSR), grocery, transportation and warehouses requiring federal Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and NIST certifications. Hardware and software is included as part of the subscription and requires no capital expense. The information is hosted on servers managed by Digi International.

Digi cold chain brands currently being marketed include: Digi Honeycomb, FreshTemp and SMART Temps. For more information visit:

About Pizza Ranch
Cultivating its mission “To give every guest a legendary experience” since its inception in 1981, Pizza Ranch connects with its communities in a way that provides bridges for friends, family and colleagues to come together. Today, Pizza Ranch is based in Orange City, Iowa and owns, operates and franchises in 200 locations in 13 states. Consistent growth has been a Pizza Ranch staple, with the brand becoming a beacon of community involvement and exceptional food. The Pizza Ranch buffet features legendary pizzas, The Country’s Best Chicken®, salads and desserts, and is delivered with unmatched service quality.

About Digi International 
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) is a leading global provider of business and mission-critical machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services. We help our customers create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security, relentless reliability and bulletproof performance. Founded in 1985, we’ve helped our customers connect over 100 million things, and growing. For more information, visit Digi's website at, or call 877-912-3444 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).

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