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Digi International Selected As Finalist for Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award

Cellular and Embedded Offerings Garner Recognition for Engineering Excellence

MINNETONKA, Minn., Oct. 21, 2016 – Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com), a leading global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, today announced that it has been selected as a finalist in two categories for Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award.

The Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by Control Engineering's print and online subscribers. Control Engineering, part of CFE Media, received nominations in 28 categories. Voting is now open to qualified print and/or digital subscribers of Control Engineering brand products (i.e. magazine, e-newsletters, etc.), and will close on December 21, 2016. To vote visit: http://www.controleng.com/events-and-awards/engineers-choice-awards/2017/2017-engineers-choice-awards-finalists.html 

Digi International finalists include:

Digi ConnectCore® for i.MX6UL - Machine & Embedded Control — CNCs, board-level products. Digi ConnectCore® for i.MX6UL is the smallest, embedded module platform that delivers a connected and rugged System-on-Module (SOM) built on the NXP i.MX6UL, and is designed for a wide range of demanding applications and offers secure, pre-certified wireless connectivity in a compact, ultra-low power, connector-less module. Digi ConnectCore for i.MX6UL delivers a smart and secure way to connect intelligent industrial products to the Internet of Things with integrated dual-band 802.11ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity options in a low-profile surface mount form factor slightly larger than a postage stamp. It features the patent-pending Digi SMTplus™ surface mount form factor for complete and cost-effective design integration flexibility (fully featured LGA, and simplified castellated edge vias). The new Digi TrustFence™ Device Security Framework is part of Digi’s Linux software offering and offers the critical features that protect connected devices and applications now and in the future.

Digi Connect® Sensor - Network Integration - Wireless products: This market-disruptive cellular gateway brings wireless connectivity to industrial sensors located in areas where power is either not available or too costly to route. The product supports multiple I/O options for connection to nearly any sensor with a 4/20mA, analog voltage, digital I/O or pulsed output. It is housed in a weatherproof NEMA 4 enclosure that is certified for hazardous environments, making it suitable for almost any industrial environment.

Its installation and management software, Digi Connect Wizard and Digi Device Cloud, make Digi Connect Sensor an easy-to-use, rugged IoT solution for industrial process control. It can be quickly installed by non-specialized personnel, and can leverage Digi Device Cloud™ and integration services, enabling customers who need to monitor large numbers of sensors to easily integrate that data into existing applications or work with third-party applications.

“To be selected as a finalist is great recognition across our product lines,” said Kevin C. Riley, chief operating officer, Digi International. “We take great pride in being a market leader and being selected as a finalist is proof that we are delivering some of the finest products the industry has to offer.”

About the recognition
More than 100 product nominations from almost 70 companies were entered for consideration in the 2017 Engineers' Choice Awards. Control Engineering subscribers will vote to identify the products they believe are the most exceptional based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. Awards will be presented as part of the 2017 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing event to be held in March 2017.

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 www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).

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