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Digi ConnectPort® X4 Family

Remote M2M networking gateways designed for commercial grade and rugged outdoor applications

  • WAN connectivity via LTE or 3G HSPA+ Networks
  • Local wireless connectivity through Zigbee/802.15.4
  • Local wired connectivity through RS-232/422/485, 2 analog inputs and 2 digital inputs
  • Small commercial grade enclosure or NEMA 4X/IP66 case
  • Full routing/IP filtering plus IPsec/SSL VPNs with DES, 3DES or AES encryption
  • Easy development environment via DIA and Python scripting as part of Digi ESP IDE
  • Support for Modbus/Modbus TCP
  • Digi Remote Manager® support for secure, scalable access to an unlimited number of remote assets
How to Buy
Digi ConnectPort X4 customizable Cellular M2M gateways offer a variety of LAN/WAN interface options for end-to-end networking of remote devices. The gateways include comprehensive IP protocols and IPSec VPN support for high-end routing and security. The easy DIA/Python development environment enables custom applications to run locally while interfacing across cellular networks for WAN connectivity to a centralized server.

Digi ConnectPort X4 gateways feature a compact commercial grade enclosure or an optional outdoors IP66/NEMA 4X enclosure. Interface options include Ethernet, serial and Zigbee/RF for flexible connectivity to virtually any remote device.

All ConnectPort X4 gateways feature an end-to-end development environment using comprehensive Digi ESP™ IDE and DIA/Python programming languages. Digi Remote ManagerSM add secure, scalable cloud-based management and web services integration for a complete remote asset platform across all locations.
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RF Professional Services from Digi
On-site services and support for RF solution implementation including site survey, integration, training and troubleshooting.
The Remote Manager platform as a service provides integration of web and mobile applications via Remote Manager application programming interfaces (APIs), while providing the required reliability and security infrastructure to elastically scale.

Specifications ConnectPort X4 ConnectPort X4 IA ConnectPort X4 H
Wireless Interfaces - WWAN**
LTE CAT 1 N/A N/A Verizon: bands 2,4,14

AT&T, T-Mobile: bands 2,4,5 with 3G/2G fallback
HSPA+ (U9)  850/900/1700 (AWS)/1900/2100 MHz; Transfer rate (max): 5.76 Mbps up, 21 Mbps down
CDMA 1xRTT (Bx) 800/1900 MHz; Transfer rate (max): 153 Kbps up/down
Connector 1 or 2 x SMA (center pin - on device: female; on antenna: male) 1 or 2 x SMA (center pin - on device: female; on antenna: male) 1 or 2x SMA (center pin - on device: female; on antenna: male)
SIM Slots 2 or 0 (CDMA variants) 2 or 0 (CDMA variants) 1
SIM Security SIM slot cover plates SIM slot cover plates Internal SIM slot
Wireless Interfaces - RF
Standard Zigbee (2.4 GHz), DigiMesh (2.4 GHz or 900 MHz), XBee-PRO 900HP, 802.15.4 or 868
Connector 1 x RP-SMA (center pin - on device: male; on antenna: female)
Wired Interfaces - Serial
Ports 1
Standard RS-232 RS-232/422/485 (software selectable)
Signal Support TXD, RXD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR and DCD
Flow Control Hardware and software flow control
COM Port Redirector RealPort®
Throughput Up to 230 Kbps
Connector DB-9 male DB-9 male Screw-down terminal block
Wired Interfaces - Ethernet
Ports 1
Standard IEEE 802.3
Physical Layer 10/100 Base-T
Data Rate 10/100 Mbps (auto-sensing)
Mode Full or half duplex (auto-sensing)
Interface Auto MDI/MDIX
Connector RJ-45
Wired Interfaces - I/O
Ports N/A N/A 2 analog and 2 digital
Connector N/A N/A Screw-down terminal block
Wired Interfaces - USB
Ports 1
Standard USB 1.1
Signaling Full-speed
Connector Type A
Management (Cloud-based) Digi Remote Manager
Management (Local) Web Interface via HTTP/HTTPS, Password access control, IP service port control; CLI via serial port, Telnet, Python scripting; Digi SureLink™ "always-on" connection)
Security SSL tunnels, SSHv2, FIPS 197 (IPsec, HTTPS)
Network Protocols UDP/TCP, DHCP, SNMPv1/v2
VPN IPsec with IKE/ISAKMP; Multiple tunnel support; DES, 3DES and up to 256-bit AES encryption; VPN pass-through, GRE forwarding; Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) for X.509 certificate
Routing NAT, NAT-T (NAT traversal) VPN tunneling, Port forwarding, VPN/GRE pass-through; Access control lists (IP filtering), IP pass-through, Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) per RFC 3768
Industrial Protocol Support Modbus bridge enables Modbus serial to Modbus/TCP conversion; integrated Python code allows gateway to act as Modbus client/master or Modbus server/slave; functions like an Ethernet to serial bridge, but uses XBee to transport serial data; handles unique timing issues per Modbus protocol rules; uses Modbus Unit ID to look up IP or mesh MAC address
Real-Time Clock Yes
Memory 16 MB Flash, 32 MB RAM
Input 6-30 VDC 6-30 VDC 100-240 VAC
Consumption Idle: 1.5 W, Max: 10.4 W Idle: 1.5 W, Max: 10.4 W Approx. 15 W
Protection 4 kV burst (EFT) per-4-4, 2 kV surge per EN61000-4 2 kV burst (EFT) (with included power supply
Connector Locking barrel Compression terminal block Pigtail AC power cord
DC Power Cord* Available upon request N/A N/A
AC Power Supply* 12 VDC power supply for 0º C to 40º C (32º F to 104º F) included; Extended temperature power supply available separately N/A Internal
Battery Backup N/A
Surge Protection 4 kV burst (EFT) per-4-4, 2 kV surge per EN61000-4 2 kV burst (EFT) (with included power supply)
External Power Supply 12 VDC power supply for 0º C to 60º C (32º F to 140º F) with locking barrel connector included; extended temperature power supply available separately Compression Terminal; no external AC power supply included Internal AC power supply
Dimensions (L x W x H) 13.33 cm x 8.50 cm x 2.54 cm (5.25 in x 3.35 in x 1.00 in) 240 mm x 160 mm x 95 mm (9.50 in x 6.25 in x 3.75 in)
Weight 0.20 kg (0.44 lb) 1.41. kg (3.10 lb)
Status LEDs Ethernet status, power, cellular link/activity, signal strength (4 bars), XBee link/activity Ethernet status, power, cellular link/activity, signal strength (5 bars), XBee link/activity
Enclosure Material Industrial (metal) NEMA 4X
Enclosure Rating N/A IP66
Mounting Wall-mount bracket sold separately DIN rail bracket included 4x mounting feet on the unit's flange
Operating Temperature*** -30º C to 75º C (-22º F to 167º F)
Storage Temperature -40º C to 85º C (-40º F to 185º F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing) N/A (enclosure is water-tight)
Ethernet Isolation 1500 VAC min per IEEE 802.3/ANSI X3.263
Serial Port Protection (ESD) +15 kV Air Gap and +8 kV contact discharge per IEC 1000-4-2
Hazardous (Class 1 Div 2) No Yes No
Cellular Carriers Certified by most major carriers. See www.digi.com for current listing.
Safety UL 60950, CSA 22.2 No. 60950, EN60950; Class 1 Div 2 (IA model only)
Emissions/Immunity CE, FCC Part 15 (Class A), AS/NZS CISPR 22, EN55024, EN55022, Class A
Product Warranty 3-year
*Optional hardware
**Transfer rates are network operator dependent
***Reduced cellular performance may occur above +60° C. Standard Temperature power supplies may reduce temperature range.

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