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Digi International Announces General Manager to Lead Cold Chain Solutions Group

Veteran to Lead New Vertically-Focused Solution Area Servicing Various Perishable Foods Industries 
MINNETONKA, Minn., Nov. 3, 2015 – Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com), a leading global provider of mission-critical machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT connectivity products and services, today announced that Jamie Williams has been appointed vice president and general manager of Digi Cold Chain Solutions effective immediately. The purpose-built service offering allows restaurants, grocers, convenience stores, warehouses and transportation companies to prevent spoilage and loss, lower labor costs and help organizations comply with food safety regulations.
 
Williams most recently served as president of PeopleNet Canada, a leading provider of Internet-based onboard computing and mobile communications systems to the transportation industry, including truckload, less than truckload (LTL), private and service fleets. Its products and services are used by more than 2,000 fleets including several Fortune 500 companies. He has held numerous industry board positions including The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada and was also a member of Team Canada Elite for the CTA.
 
In his new role, Williams will be responsible for guiding the development of Digi International’s new Cold Chain Solutions group, which was created through the acquisition of bluenica, a company focused on temperature monitoring of perishable goods in the food industry. The temperature monitoring Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application uses low-power wireless sensors, communications gateways and cloud-based software to continuously monitor the temperature of perishable goods and to deliver real-time alerts automatically to a smart phone, tablet or computer.
 
“Jamie is uniquely qualified to lead our new Digi Cold Chain solutions group,” said Kevin Riley, senior vice president of sales, Digi International. “He brings 15 years of experience leading a technology company focused on providing products and services that not only deliver greater levels of safety, compliance and real-time analytics, but also an enhanced customer service experience for the end user. His proven track record, industry expertise and approach to business aligns perfectly with our goals for our new offering.”
 
About Digi International 
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) is a leading global provider of 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 www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).
 
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