Creates New Market Opportunities for OEMs requiring secure, reliable embedded wireless communication in industrial environments
MINNETONKA, Minn. – April 19, 2016 – 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 the release of its Digi XBee SX module, the most powerful embedded wireless module available for applications running in the unlicensed 900 MHz ISM band. The first Digi XBee module was launched in 2004, and the XBee family of products are now the world’s best-selling RF module solutions with over two million units shipped annually. Optimized for secure and reliable wireless performance, the Digi XBee SX is ideal for OEMs of mission-critical devices and sensors that need to get their wireless design to market quickly.
Featuring maximum output power for the 900 MHz spectrum (1-Watt/30 dBm), 256-bit AES encryption, and the DigiMesh® networking protocol, the Digi XBee SX provides superior RF performance and obstacle penetration for challenging environments – all packed into the popular XBee surface mount footprint. Because the new module adheres to the same surface mount footprint as other XBee modules, OEMs have the flexibility to easily switch to other frequencies or protocols to expand their market reach and quickly grow their businesses.
Extending XBee’s capability of enabling simple development, quick time-to-market, and reliable wireless communications to connect, monitor and control devices from anywhere in the world, the Digi XBee SX is ideally suited for use in agricultural, energy development and distribution, digital signage, and industrial control applications.
Key features of the Digi XBee SX include:
- 30dBm output power for superior obstacle penetration and range
- High level of security with 256-bit AES encryption
- High data reliability via self-healing DigiMesh protocol
- Small RF PCB footprint – XBee Surface Mount design
- Quick time to market for OEM developers via simple, easy to use development tools – XCTU and XBee code libraries and the renowned XBee APIs
- Low power consumption for longer battery life, including sleep modes
“We believe in the need for continued wireless innovation and the new Digi XBee SX packs the most powerful punch for a radio of its size,” said Joel Young, chief technology officer, Digi International. “Our goal is to always enable OEMs and solution providers to leverage the RF expertise we’ve gained in more than 30 years of developing the most advanced hardware and software for M2M and connected solutions.
The Digi XBee SX is available at an MSRP of $99. Development kits are also available. The XBee SX is available for the US, Canada, Australia, and Latin America. For more information, visit www.digi.com/xbeesx.
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 more than 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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