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Digi International Signs on as Platinum Sponsor of IoTFuse

Market Pioneer to Provide Resources to Assist in Elevating Minnesota as an IoT Innovation and Commercial Hub

MINNETONKA, Minn., Oct. 3, 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 agreed to be a platinum sponsor of IoTFuse.

IoTFuse has been a driving force to bring together Minnesota-based developer and engineering-centric members that also have an eye toward commercial application of emerging technologies. Together, the entire community of entrepreneurs, investors, executives and developers, teachers and students, universities and commercial organizations, emerging startups and established leaders, centers of excellence and hackers, have worked to create, accelerate and map the future of the IoT marketplace.

Since its founding in 1985, Digi International has been at the forefront of the IoT industry and, over the course of more than 30 years, has connected more than 100 million devices. Digi’s support of IoTFuse is targeted specifically toward the organization's next phase of growth – gaining proper recognition for Minnesota as a research, development and commercial leader in IoT technologies and services, while maintaining the grass roots efforts that have come to be the hallmarks of the organization. As such, Digi will have a major presence and provide financial and technological support of ongoing events, including the annual IoTFuse HackDay, periodic hackathons and makeathons, monthly events and the annual IoTFuse Conference.

“Minnesota has served as an incubator and pioneer of IoT technologies, and, IoTFuse has been a galvanizing force in creating a broad and deep community in this marketplace,” said Joel Young, chief technology officer, Digi International. “As IoT technologies become the centerpiece of innovation in areas such as smart cities, precision agriculture, industrial automation, medical care and others, establishing Minnesota as a central hub of research, development and commercial application is a logical next chapter for IoTFuse.”

“It’s essential that companies that helped form the foundation of Minnesota’s IoT ecosystem continue to be leaders in mapping its future,” said Patrick Delaney, co-founder of IoTFuse. “Digi understands how all the players intersect and create synergies to propel our community forward. We’re thankful of their support and look forward to the energy their experts will contribute to establishing IoTFuse as a force in our industry.”

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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