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Digi: High-Speed Continuous Connectivity for Transportation and Industrial

Embedded Control Europe In its January, 2018 edition, Embedded Control Europe provided an in-depth look at the recently released Digi WR54 industrial router. The Digi WR54 meets the rigorous requirements of a range of transit system and industrial applications. Transit vehicles require reliable, high-speed connectivity to carry mission-critical data and communications. Transit system integrators require connectivity for fleet tracking, logistics, performance monitoring, fare collection and video monitoring. Rail companies and industrial applications such as utilities require visibility into complex systems and the ability to monitor high-value assets.January 09, 2019

We’re Excited About Smart Products – Here’s Why You Should Be Too

StartupHereToronto Startup Toronto announced the Driving Dreams event, scheduled for January 31, 2019, on the theme of designing smart products. Visitors will have the opportunity for hands-on learning on technologies like Intel, Arrow and Digi International as well as the opportunity to "pick some of the biggest brains in IoT to get real-world advice on research, commercialization and innovation."January 08, 2019

Introducing Digi WR54: Reliable, High-Speed Continuous Connectivity for Transportation and Industrial Markets

Electronic Engineering Journal Cellular Router Unlocks Increasing Speed Capabilities of Cellular Networks for Mission Critical Applications in Demanding Environments." The article described how the WR54's hardened MIL-SPEC-certified design and built-in Digi TrustFence® security framework makes this LTE-Advanced router ready to meet the connectivity challenges inherent in rugged, multi-location scenarios or when data is on-the-move.January 08, 2019

Digi International to Showcase Advances in IoT Technology at CES 2019 (1/7/19)

Telecomdrive "CES offers a forum for Digi to show how connected technology is altering and thereby dramatically changing the customer experience. Our products, software and services are the backbone of connected technology, enabling a new value chain providing customers what they want, how they want it, when they want it.” said Digi CEO and President Ron Konezny. Learn how Digi will showcase how IoT applications can benefit business and the customer experience in several different markets and environments.January 07, 2019

Storage Newsletter, Top 25 Cloud Backup Enablers List for January 2019 – Backup Review

The Bulletin (OR) Office environments are changing, and The Bulletin of Central Oregon covered some of the new trends, such as standing desks and approaches to lobby reception areas that better reflect company personas today. The article cited several company examples including Digi International, and how the company's new headquarters will feature a coffee bar and a digital kiosk to welcome guests, in lieu of the traditional front desk receptionist.January 05, 2019

Where Is IoT Headed in 2019?

IoT For All As new IoT trends emerge in 2019, a few exciting new advancements will take center stage, suggests IoT for All. Among these predicted changes are Augmented Reality (AR) and advances in the adoption of the blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies. Scott Nelson, Digi's Chief Product Officer, shared his view that the next phase of the blockchain will be practical applications "as IoT developers have gathered the expertise needed to deploy blockchain for IoT device security needs." Read the article to learn more about this and other predictions for IoT.January 01, 2019

Mastercard, Google, Lufthansa Technik, Cisco, Cradlepoint and Hundreds More Speak at IoT Evolution Expo 2019 in Florida

IoT Evolution World IoT Evolution World announced the group of industry leaders to speak at IoT Evolution Conference and Expo to be held January 29 to February 1, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale. The list includes Digi's Vice President of Product, Scott Nelson, among other IoT knowledge experts.December 19, 2018

Second All Things IoT E-Book Explores Opportunities and Obstacles of IIoT

Profit from IoT In this latest e-book of the series, Mouser has included articles on enabling technologies that are shaping the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, collaborative robots on the factory floor, and new approaches to enterprise security. As a proud sponsor, Digi is thrilled for readers to examine the technologies, possibilities and challenges related to the IIoT.December 13, 2018

Smart Cities Q&A: “A Consumer Model with City License Could Work,” Says Digi

Enterprise IoT Insights As part of an investigation into the funding models that underpin the smart cities ecosystem, Enterprise IoT Insights caught up with Steve Mazur, the company’s director of government sales, and Scott Nelson, its chief product officer and vice president of product, to get the Digi view on how to buy and sell in the smart city space, including in transit systems, street lights, smart waste bins, smart metering and waste-water systems.December 03, 2018

Festival Foods Deploys Smartsense Solution Across Its Stores in US

Retail Insight Network Festival Foods, a US-based privately-held grocery chain, has partnered with SmartSense by Digi to deploy SmartSense food safety solutions across its 32 locations. Read why the retailer selected SmartSense for task management and continuous temperature monitoring, as well as to help it enhance food quality and safety, increase employee efficiency and reduce inventory loss.November 29, 2018

The Looming Crisis in the Internet of Things

Communications of the ACM A new California law is poised to impose strict security standards on Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which has sparked conversation with many security professionals. Read how they see this as a first step in mitigating a looming crisis in IoT security.November 27, 2018

Digi Toasts Digi XBee at Electronica

IMC IoT M2M Council At Electronica 2018, the new Digi XBee3 modules and demonstrations were exciting highlights. The Digi XBee3 Zigbee modules featured new Bluetooth connectivity. An application by SteadyServ equipped with Digi XBee3 cellular, served real German beer to showcase seamless cellular connectivity and data management. Digi Director of Product Management, Mark Tekippe discusses more about these new products here: November 20, 2018

Mouser Electronics Debuts New E-Book on Home Automation as Part of All Things Iot Series

ELE Times In the first of three e-books in the series, Mouser experts explore the engineering behind the Internet of Things (IoT) that is automating our homes, offices and industry and changing the way we live. As a proud sponsor, Digi is excited for readers to learn best practices in building a home automation system, intelligent lighting, and comparisons of short-range communication technologies.November 13, 2018

Digi International to Showcase IoT Expertise, Edge Computing at Electronica 2018

Embedded Computing Design At Electronica 2018, Digi addresses connection and networking needs with a full range of embedded hardware options, software specifically developed to optimize IoT deployments and expert services to ensure customer success. Read how Digi is connecting the things in the IoT, while offering data, insights, and management tools to maximize performance and drive business value.November 08, 2018

HMI: The Center of the IIoT Universe

AutomationWorld In the age of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the description of what a human-machine interface (HMI) is—and what it can do—is changing. Learning from the ultimate interface—an Internet browser—developers are leveraging web-based development technology like HTML5, JavaScript and CSS to build customizable interfaces that can pull information from intelligent devices and even add context, providing more business value. Digi VP of Product, Scott Nelson says usability and security must unite in the new era of HMI. Read more and see how Digi is finding ways to do both.November 08, 2018

The Craft Beer Industry Taps into the IoT: A Supply Chain Use Case

Embedded Computing Design Recognizing the many needs of bar owners and craft beer brewers when it comes to monitoring beer usage and managing stock, SteadyServ Technologies, uses a Digi gateway to create an IoT application that allows bar managers to easily track usage of beer kegs. Read this article to see how it works:November 06, 2018

Week In Review: IoT, Security, Auto

Semicondutor Engineering The Digi International team is excited to announce the new President of IoT Products and Services, Mike Ueland, and the new President of IoT Solutions, Kevin Riley. Read more to see what this means for Digi’s strategic IoT direction:November 02, 2018

Silicon Labs Accelerates Low-Power Cellular IoT Applications with LTE-M Solution

Electronic Engineering Journal A new jointly developed LTE-M expansion kit utilizing the Digi XBee3 pre-certified modem and Silicon Labs' Gecko Microcontroller provides ultra-low-power, long-range wireless connectivity to battery-powered IoT devices. Read how the kit accelerates low-power cellular IoT applications with LTE-M technology.October 22, 2018

Schneider Electric Introduces New Technology Partners Initiative to help APC Resellers Grow Their Business

Read It Quik Schneider Electric announced the launch of its APC Technology Partners Initiative, expanding its world-class portfolio of solutions by partnering with innovative technology providers to deliver to resellers comprehensive and proven approaches to achieving high availability and increased resiliency at the edge. Accelerated by Digi is honored to be a technology partner for 4G/LTE router solutions.October 12, 2018

World’s newest Technologies to be exhibited at Arm TechCon 2018

ELE Times One of the most anticipated events in the embedded industry, Arm TechCon is a unique interactive training ground designed to connect, instruct, advise and enable electronic and Arm-based computer design. In Booth 422, Mouser’s product experts will be answering questions and displaying some of the newest products available from its valuable suppliers such as Digi International. Read more about this event and the IoT solutions on display:October 10, 2018

Trimble Leverages SmartSense for Food Safety Systems

IoT Evolution “We collaborated with Trimble to create real-time shipment visibility that offers rich temperature control tracking and predictive analytics to perishable goods shippers and transportation providers,” said Kevin C. Riley, SVP and COO, Digi International. “This enterprise integration effort with Trimble allows us to expand the SmartSense brand by offering our temperature monitoring expertise to a major player in the supply chain data and analytics space.” Read more about this technology collaboration here:October 10, 2018

Trimble leverages SmartSense by Digi to aggregate temperature information for food safety systems

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods This collaboration with Trimble and SmartSense by Digi, a division of Digi International, establishes an end-to-end integration flow of data by placing temperature sensors and cellular gateways on fleets of vehicles. Read how with this integration, users will have access to data aggregation via a single analytics platform providing a unified display of information from varied sources across multiple applications and environments.October 09, 2018

Digi International Announces New Global Headquarters

Financial IT Recently announced, new Digi headquarters at Excelsior Crossings in Hopkins, Minnesota coming in early 2019. The new facilities includes a modern, sustainable, three-building, 31-acre corporate campus, will enhance Digi's culture with a work environment that stimulates innovation via energy, creativity and collaboration.October 08, 2018

Internet of Things Leader Digi International is Relocating Its HQ to Hopkins

Twin Cities Business As a leader in the connected technology field otherwise known as the Internet of Things (IoT), Digi International is relocating its headquarters out of its current Minnetonka locale.and will move into the top two floors at Excelsior Crossings. For more information about the move read this article:October 08, 2018

Building a Software-Defined Self-Optimizing Internet of Things

IoT World Today The Internet of Things (IoT) space continues to expand, evolve, and be redefined as the IoT pendulum shifts to a hardware enabled, software-defined approach, causing an increasing trend to streamline IoT device management. Digi VP of Product, Scott Nelson, explains how this enables telecommunication companies to more efficiently manage their networks and generally be more agile.October 05, 2018

IoT Vendors Talk Open Buildings, Black Hats and a Jam Conspiracy

ITWorld From the Internet of Things world, security pros warn about IoT vulnerabilities, Digi shares new IoT endpoint hardware with the new Digi XBee3 Cellular, and cloud-based management and monitoring systems continue to evolve. Read this article for more details and to find out more about what’s currently happening in the IoT space.August 23, 2018

Cellular Router For Public Transit

Dataweek This dual module LTE-Advanced router, Digi TransPort WR64, is designed to support the connectivity needs of transit agencies and their riders with cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity today, and the ability to simply add components for future 5G functionality. Read how the device integrates security, firewall, and VPN functions to enable enterprise class routing.August 15, 2018

Digi XBee3 Cellular LTE-M Smart Modem and Development Kits Now Available

IoT Now “The LPWAN marketplace now has access to an FCC and carrier end-device certified cellular smart modem that provides true Smart Edge IoT capabilities,” said Digi’s chief product officer Scott Nelson. See how the authentic Digi XBee footprint and end-device certifications allow for easy connection to IoT networks around the globe and help ensure future-proof, region-proof designs on new wireless technologies as they emerge.August 13, 2018

Helping to Futureproof Internet of Things Hardware Designs

Electronic Specifier RCR Wireless News breaks down the various flavors of cellular networks for indoor enterprise environments (from traditional DAS to small cells, private LTE including CBRS and MulteFire, and Wi-Fi) and testing and optimization approaches. Read this editorial report, Private LTE: Making the Enterprise future-ready for more details.August 13, 2018

Cellular LTE-M Development Kits Feature LPWAN Software-Defined Technology-Agile Modems

EE World Online The Digi XBee3 Cellular LTE-M smart modem development kit is now available for evaluation and testing. The kit includes one Digi XBee3 Cellular LTE-M embedded modem, a development board, an active SIM, an up to six months of free cellular service. Read more and get yours today.August 09, 2018

Editorial Report: Private LTE – Making the Enterprise Future-Ready

RCR Wireless RCR Wireless News breaks down the various flavors of cellular networks for indoor enterprise environments (from traditional DAS to small cells, private LTE including CBRS and MulteFire, and Wi-Fi) and testing and optimization approaches. Read this editorial report, Private LTE: Making the Enterprise future-ready for more details:July 27, 2018

With AWS Greengrass, IoT apps become seamless edge to cloud

TechTarget - IoT Agenda Various applications and infrastructure pieces work together when building an IoT app on top of AWS Greengrass for seamless edge to cloud connectivity. "If the device at the edge has a low data rate and/or unreliable connections with limited buffer space, small deltas in data values are insignificant," Digi VP of Product, Scott Nelson said. "In this situation, the system could heavily filter data in Greengrass, so it never has to be processed in the cloud."July 16, 2018

Digi International Brings Dual-Connectivity to Public Transit with Digi TransPort WR64

Mass Transit Magazine The new dual module LTE-Advanced router is designed to support the connectivity needs of transit agencies and their riders with cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity today, and the ability to simply add components for future 5G functionality. Read more about the new Digi TransPort WR64:July 11, 2018

The Internet of Getting Things Done

New Electronics Although Machine to Machine (M2M) is not commonly used, it is a big part of Digi’s history as it describes a wired or cellular operated device with a point-to-point communication system normally embedded in the hardware, and is a service the company still offers.With the rise of the Cloud, Scott Nelson, Vice President (VP) of Products speaks to how most of what Digi does is through the Internet of Things (IoT) and it’s this understanding of Cloud services that has helped the company to continue to evolve.July 09, 2018

Business People: Sunday, July 8

TwinCities.com Featured in Business People Sunday, we were honored to be featured in technology category to announce that Gokul Hemmady has been appointed senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Read more details about our Internet of Things (IoT) products and services:July 07, 2018

Cities Seek Workaround for High Cost of 5G

Techwire IT leaders in state and local government are stoking enthusiasm for the promise of 5G: a bigger, faster, more reliable network built to empower a coming wave of connected-everything. At the same time, they’re realistically considering infrastructure requirements, seeking a path forward that is financially viable and technically feasible. Read how Digi Vice President of Product, Scott Nelson, explains that for the first time, carriers have laid out a road map, giving a clear forward-looking view. Having standards means you can reduce cost and increase flexibility.July 05, 2018

Avnet Silica Extends Its Wireless Technology Portfolio with Digi International

Avnet Silica As a leading EMEA distributor of electronic components, Avnet Silica was appointed to be one of Digi International’s global distribution partners and therefore therefore become a major channel in the EMEA region to service the fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. Read more about how this partnership will deepen the RF and embedded SOMs for industrial IoT markets and applications throughout EMEA. July 03, 2018

Government Technology

Government Technology As a leading EMEA distributor of electronic components, Avnet Silica was appointed to be one of Digi International’s global distribution partners and therefore therefore become a major channel in the EMEA region to service the fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. Read more about how this partnership will deepen the RF and embedded SOMs for industrial IoT markets and applications throughout EMEA. July 02, 2018

Value Chains Must Become Value Stacks for Successful IoT Monetization

CIO Scott Nelson, Chief Product Officer and VP of Product at Digi international recently sat down with Esra Kucukciftci, CEO of Pricing Innovations to discuss a new approach to pricing that drives a win-win customer supplier model. Read the open dialogue for more insight.April 30, 2018

Keeping Your Cool

Truck News Digi Smart solutions offer a single view to the shipper, receiver, and carrier, of a load or product’s temperature throughout the entire distribution chain. Small, quarter-sized sensors half an inch in thickness are placed inside the trailer and on specific product. See how the technology is an effective way to comply with FSMA requirements, because it is automated and eliminates the likelihood of operator error.April 28, 2018

Machine Learning Invades Embedded Applications

Electronic Design Applications like advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and self-driving cars are driving the adoption of machine learning (ML) from research to mainstream.Read how our embedded applications can handle these machine learning chores.April 24, 2018

Digi International Announces Chris Bowen as Vice President Sales, EMEA

Components in Electronics A proven leader in Europe’s embedded sales world, Chris Bowen’s new function will lead Digi International’s sales team in EMEA, a region that Digi leadership has targeted as an opportunity for growth. Bowen will direct sales, channel and marketing activities from the Munich office.April 04, 2018

The Cost of Network Downtime Extends Beyond the Bottom Line

Total Retail To better understand the true impact of downtime for retailers, Accelerated Concepts, a Digi International company, conducted a research study, The Cost of Downtime: Beyond the Bottom Line, surveying retail managers and supervisors from big-box retailers and department stores on business productivity and sales related to connectivity. Here are a few key findings from the study.April 02, 2018

How to Build Your Own Smart Home Hub with a Raspberry Pi

The Ambient Although all-encompassing voice commands are brilliant and convenient, not everyone is comfortable with them. Want home automation without having to worry about smart speakers always listening or big data collecting even more personal data? Check out this private smart home project using RaspberryPi and Digi XBee3.March 21, 2018

How to Avoid Disconnected, Disgruntled Guests

Hospitality Technology In order for hospitality companies of all sizes to meet the connectivity demands of always connected guests and consumers, it’s imperative to remain connected to a strong and secure network. This article from Accelerated Concepts, a Digi International company, discusses some ways hoteliers can ensure a speedy, strong and secure connection to avoid the side effects of disconnected, disgruntled guests.March 14, 2018

Embedded World Explores New Frontiers

Digital Engineering Controllers and embedded processors were in abundance at the 2018 Embedded World. The new Digi XBee3 is half the size of its predecessor, supports Python programming, offers a dual-mode radio and can be upgraded via software to support Bluetooth LE. Read more about embedded technology in the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace.March 05, 2018

LPWAN Vendor Actility to Open IoT Research Labs in Paris, Worldwide

Internet of Business Working with established technology companies and startups, the lab will enable its residents to access 3GPP-compatible networks, modules, and sensors at Actility’s new IoT research lab. See why Scott Nelson, VP of Product at Digi International thinks this lab will capitalize on an important and growing market.March 05, 2018

Embedded World 2018: What Happened

Radio Electronics Image processing, automation, Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing, and an era of new microcontrollers were big themes at the 2018 Embedded World event in Nuremburg, Germany. Digi International highlighted the recent Digi XBee3 series of smart edge IoT modules and modems and previewed the Digi ConnectCore 8X system on modules (SoMs) and single board computers (SBCs).March 05, 2018

Digi Releases Next-Gen of Smart Edge IoT Modules and Modems

Everything RF Digi XBee3 series of next-generation RF modules and cellular modem has been introduced to the Digi XBee product family to extend a modular approach to IoT connectivity, enabling the integration of new functions as needs arise and regional requirements change. Read more about the new micro form factor options and the MicroPython programmability features: February 01, 2018
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