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SmartDrive Chooses Digi ConnectCore 6UL as Its Platform for Driver Monitoring and Fleet Management Applications

Secure, Wireless System-on-Module Allows for Highly Cost-effective, Reliable Integration Into Telematics Devices Without Traditional Hardware or Software Design Risk

MINNETONKA, Minn., March 13, 2018 – Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com), a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, today announced that SmartDrive, a leading provider of telematics and fleet management services, has selected the Digi ConnectCore® 6UL secure, wireless System-on-Module (SOM) as the development platform for its recently announced DriveOps GPS Real-Time Fleet Management system.

SmartDrive faced a significant business challenge in reducing the time-to-market of a production-ready next-generation telematics device that could be easily installed using a car’s built-in 12-volt power outlet and the company’s own embedded cloud-based software built on Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) cloud services platform. The new device, which required relatively little development overhead, replaces SmartDrive’s existing OBD II dongle. SmartDrive recognized the value of Digi’s complete out-of-the-box software support in the Digi ConnectCore 6UL product development platform, which does not require porting of the OS, the development of wireless drives, or obtaining certifications as part of the development process. These capabilities allowed SmartDrive to spend more time on application development and dramatically less time on hardware development, shortening the process to three months.

The compact 29 mm x 29 mm x 3.5 mm form factor of the Digi ConnectCore 6UL assisted in achieving the target product size, including sensors, GPS, and LTE modem, for a standard 12-volt vehicle power outlet device enclosure. SmartDrive users can reduce accidents as well as the cost of fuel and insurance by optimizing their driving behavior.

“The configuration flexibility of the Digi ConnectCore 6UL SOM is essential to our new hardware platform, allowing us to focus our development resources. The Wi-Fi option allows us to expand our capabilities with new sensors or other hardware such as cameras. The Digi roadmap with cellular connectivity integration is also helpful for future developments.” said Retsu Kitagawa, CEO, SmartDrive.

See the link for a short video on DriveOps: DriveOps by SmartDrive.

For more information please visit Digi ConnectCore 6UL.

About Digi International 
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) is a leading global provider of business and mission-critical Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M 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. Digi International is an AWS IoT Competency Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN). For more information, visit Digi's website at www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).

About SmartDrive 
SmartDrive uses advanced data analysis and proprietary hardware and software to create both a platform and products focused on telematics and related vehicle based services.  We create the infrastructure for tomorrow’s mobility and give rise to new experiences that improve efficiency, increase safety, and provide more enjoyment for drivers and companies that rely on vehicles for their everyday operations. Founded in 2013, SmartDrive harnesses the power of IoT and more to help advance the future of mobility.

Media Contact, Digi International:
Joseph Rigoli
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Office: +1 781-418-2400
Digi@teamlewis.com

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