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Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) andQualityLogic Inc. (www.qualitylogic.com) announced today that the Digi ERT/Ethernet Gateway has successfully completed the testing under the Itron ChoiceConnect ERT Receiver Logo Program and is the first product to receive logo certification. Under the program, QualityLogic tests the compatibility between Itron's ChoiceConnect meter messages and devices from vendors who have licensed Itron reading technology, certifying interoperability.
Digi International today announced that Better Place is using its Digi TransPort 6410 high-speed cellular router to connect Electric Vehicle (EV) docking stations to the Better Place electric car network in Israel. This enables energy demand management capabilities by allowing utilities to minimize charging requirements during peak electricity consumption hours.
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) and Green Energy Options (GEO) today announced at the E-World Energy and Water Exhibition that they are entering a joint collaboration agreement to develop a real-time, web-based energy management system for the European utility market. The new energy consumption information and control solution is based on the iDigi platform and Digi X-Grid solution, a solution for extending the power grid beyond the meter.
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today introduced "Smart Grid Now" bundles that make it easy and cost effective for utilities to conduct an energy management pilot program and offer a broad range of new energy efficiency services to their customers. The "Smart Grid Now" bundles include the technology and infrastructure necessary to conduct a Smart Grid pilot program in areas with Advanced Meter Reading (AMR) or Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) networks in place. Bundles for 25 users start at $2,500 including iDigi cloud based services.
Calico Energy Services and Digi International today announced the availability of an integrated smart grid technology solution for energy and demand management. The solution is built upon the Digi X-Grid platform which provides device connectivity infrastructure, and Calico Energy's EIS platform, which provides a complete utility energy management solution coupled with residential and commercial load control.
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today introduced the ConnectPort X3 H, a rugged programmable cellular gateway for monitoring remote assets in harsh environments. Featuring advanced battery power features and a NEMA 4X/IP66 enclosure to protect the gateway from water, dust and dirt, the ConnectPort X3 H is ideal for tank monitoring, pipeline, agriculture, utility and otherrugged applications. The ConnectPort X3 H is integrated with the iDigi® platform, a cloud computing service that makes it easy to remotely manage devices and integrate device information into a company's back-end systems.
Digi International introduced the industry's first commercial-grade integrated 4G routers - the Digi Connect WAN 4G and ConnectPort X4 4G. Certified by Sprint (NYSE: S) and Clearwire, the routers provide next generation, high-speed, low latency connectivity via 4G networks to remote sites, devices and device/sensor networks. Sprint is the first U.S. national wireless carrier to launch a 4G network, and the blazing fast speeds make the routers ideal for high-bandwidth machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions such as digital signage, video surveillance and mobile computing applications. The low latency of 4G enables mission-critical applications where real-time device connectivity is essential like with remote industrial networks.
Digi International introduced the ConnectPort LTS, the industry's first multi-function wireless programmable terminal server. The ConnectPort LTS provides serial-to-IP connectivity and optional ZigBee wireless communications. This minimizes equipment space requirements and reduces cost by combining a terminal server and wireless gateway in one device. The ConnectPort LTS is ideal for utilities, security, building automation, retail, industrial automation, healthcare, data center management and other applications.
Digi International introduced the ConnectCore 3G, the industry's first embedded module with integrated application processing and Qualcomm Gobi technology. Gobi technology supports High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) or Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) networks, the two dominant standards for 3G data networks, from the same cellular radio. Ideal for developing remote device management solutions in energy, fleet management, digital signage, industrial automation, security/access control and other markets, customers can now develop one solution for use anywhere in the world with the same hardware. Combined with iDigi™ cloud computing services, the ConnectCore 3G allows customers to easily build scalable, secure and cost effective cellular solutions with global network connectivity.
Digi International today announced that Comverge is using the Digi X-Grid solution to integrate Itron ERT meters into its Intelligent Energy Management platform. The Digi X-Grid solutionis an "Extended Grid" that allows utilities to inform, empower and engage customers through real-time, IP-based monitoring and control of energy devices that exist beyond the electric meter. It enables easy online access of Itron ERT metering data on the Comverge IntelliSOURCE platform. This allows utilities to access real-time actionable energy consumption data using existing investments in AMR meters and network systems.
Itron ERT meters can now connect instantly to the Smart Grid with Digi International's new ERT/Ethernet Gateway and ERT/Smart Energy Bridge. Introduced today at the Itron Users' Conference in Orlando, Fla., the products enable easy online access to gas, water, and electric metering data for Itron's widely deployed ERT meters. And with Digi X-Grid™ utilities can leverage the data to offer a range of energy management services. The Digi X-Grid™ solutionis an "Extended Grid" that allows utilities to inform, empower and engage customers through real-time, IP-based monitoring and control of energy devices that exist beyond the electric meter.
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today announced the integration of the Digi Connect WAN 3G cellular router into NetCase, an on-board ticketing system with a touchscreen PC from NetControl. The French specialist in on-board computer systems for the tourism industry installed the NetCase in 35 of the buses owned by OpenTour, the Société des Lignes Touristiques created by Cityrama, that offers sightseeing tours in Paris, Nice, Lyon, etc. The Connect WAN 3G connects the NetCase to the NetControl servers via high-speed data connectivity over standard cellular networks. Once connected, the NetCase facilitates on-board ticket sales, card payments using payment terminals, the collection of prepaid tickets and vouchers, and the validation of electronic tickets identified by a reservation code (the tickets are validated using a 2D barcode scanner).
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today introduced a new line of XBee and XBee-PRO ZB embedded ZigBee modules based on the Ember EM357 System on Chip (SoC). The new modules add Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) to the product family. The SMT modules are ideal for high-volume applications in the energy and controls markets where manufacturing efficiencies are critical. The addition of Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) provides high-speed throughput and optimizes integration with embedded micro controllers lowering costs of development and shortening time to market.
Digi International just announced the opening of registration for its fifth annual WaveForum Wireless Developers Conference, taking place August 24 - 26, 2010 at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Digi International and Cooper Power Systems, a division of Cooper Industries plc, today announced a partnership to provide a ZigBee Smart Energy Profile (SEP)-enabled two-way IP-based demand response solution. Cooper Power Systems offers its ZigBee SEP 1.0-enabled thermostats and the industry leading Yukon Energy Services Software Platform, while Digi provides the ConnectPort X2 for Smart Energygateway and iDigi platform. Digi's plug-and-play Smart Energy solution connects Cooper Power Systems SEP 1.0 devices from a Home Area Network (HAN) to a utility via the location's broadband connection. Cooper Power Systems will include support for the iDigi solution in their next Yukon software release. This will allow Cooper Power Systems to offer the solution to new customers and any of the more than 200 existing Yukon installations at North American Utilities.
Digi International announced that its Digi TransPortenterprise class, multi-function cellular routers can now be used on CDMA450 data networks prevalent throughout Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. Because CDMA450 transmits over lower frequency via 450 MHz, it is able to communicate over much longer distances, allowing cellular operators to cover larger geographic areas with fewer cell towers. This enables high-speed data connectivity in rural, newly developing markets. Digi TransPort cellular routers provide secure high-speed wireless connectivity to remote sites and devices for primary or backup wireless broadband network connectivity over CDMA450 networks. The products feature advanced routing, state-of-the-art security and backup cellular interfaces. The routers areideal for electric and water utilities, maritime, logging and other remote device connectivity applications.
Digi International(NASDAQ: DGII) today announced that all Digi and Rabbit embedded products will be configured to easily connect to the iDigi™ "cloud" out of the box. Cloud computing is Internet-based computing that allows organizations to increase IT capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel or licensing new software. iDigi is the embedded industry's first ready-to-use cloud computing platform for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) network management.
Digi International announced that Control Solutions is using its XBee-PRO ZB ZigBee modules and Digi Connect ME® Ethernet modules to develop a BACnet-to-ZigBee building automation controller. Compatible with any BACnet system, the Babel Buster BB2-7040 allows organizations to easily deploy wireless building automation equipment and sensors using ZigBee mesh networks. This reduces system installation costs, allows customers to place sensors in hard to reach locations, and makes it easier for organizations to move systems based on building occupancy and demand.
Digi International introduced the Digi TransPort WR44 with Gobi, the industry's first enterprise class cellular router with Qualcomm Gobi™ technology. Gobi technology supports either High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) or Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) networks from the same cellular radio. This means the Digi TransPort WR44 with Gobi can connect to virtually any cellular network in the world. Customers can now develop one solution for use in multiple regions to reduce cost and improve efficiency. It also minimizes risk by allowing customers to support a different standard in the future than initially selected.
Digi International Inc.(Nasdaq: DGII) will release financial results for its second first quarter 2010 on Thursday, April 22, 2010, after market close, and will host a conference call later the same day, at 5:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. CST), to discuss the results.
Rabbit, a Digi International brand, today introduced the Rabbit 6000, the industry's first embedded wireless communications and control System on Chip (SoC) ideal for industrial automation applications. The Rabbit 6000 combines wireless communications and an industrial control feature set on a single chip to reduce the time to market of network-enabled industrial devices. Rabbit will release versions of its popular MiniCore series of easy-to-use, ultra-compact, low-profile, low-cost networking modules based on this new processor.
Digi International today introduced the programmable XBee-PRO ZB, the industry's first foolproof programmable ZigBee® module for easy and safe ZigBee application development. Customer applications can be programmed directly on the module, eliminating the need and cost of a separate processor and reducing time-to-market. Because the Digi-provided wireless software is isolated, customers can easily develop applications with no risk to RF performance and security. As part of iDigi™, customers can also use the iDigi platform to easily integrate XBee®ZigBee endpoints into their systems.
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) and SolarEdge today announced their collaboration on full connectivity solutions for photovoltaic (PV) systems, including data harvesting from revenue-grade power meters, PV inverter mesh networking and future interaction with the Smart Grid.
Digi International introduced the ConnectPort X Wireless M-Bus gateway family for Smart Metering applications in Europe. Featuring versions with cellular, Ethernet and Wireless M-Bus connectivity, ConnectPort X with Wireless M-Bus gateways can easily and cost effectively connect electricity, gas and water meters to an energy service provider via broadband. The products seamlessly integrate with the iDigi™ Energy wireless M2M solutions bundle which features the hosted software and services necessary to quickly and easily integrate Smart Grid devices into enterprise business applications. With the addition of Wireless M-Bus, Digi now offers gateways that support all major European wireless standards used for Smart Metering applications.
Digi International introduced the ConnectPort X2 for Smart Energy gateway. It is a ZigBee Smart Energy certified gateway that easily connects certified ZigBee Smart Energy devices from a Home Area Network (HAN) to an energy service provider via broadband. It is the industry's first gateway that connects, controls, or gathers data from ZigBee Smart Energy devices equally well before or with Smart Meter deployments. When a Smart Meter is present the gateway can make meter information immediately available to any energy management application. As part of iDigi™ Energy, energy service providers can use the ConnectPort X2 for Smart Energy and iDigi platform to easily integrate thermostats, smart meters, in-home displays, load controllers and other ZigBee Smart Energy devices into complete energy management systems.
Digi International today announced that Massa Products Corporation is using its XBee RF modules to enable wireless remote access to storage tank information. The module is integrated into Massa's M3 battery-operated wireless tank level sensor and features the necessary drivers for easy deployment into challenging environments. It allows the sensors to communicate with Digi's line of ConnectPort® X gateways, including cellular, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and satellite versions, for backhauling data to a customer's network.
Digi International has announced that Spectrum Design Solutions, Digi's wireless consulting group and a leading embedded cellular integrator, is developing machine-to-machine (M2M) designs using Qualcomm's Gobi™ modules and working with Qualcomm to promote such M2M designs and Qualcomm's Gobi technology. Gobi technology provides global, multi-mode 3G connectivity for High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) and Evolution-Data Optimized (EVDO) networks in a single module. This enables a device such as an embedded gateway to support multiple cellular networks for data connectivity throughout the world and minimizes risk by allowing customers to support a different standard in the future than initially selected. Spectrum expects to help customers reduce time-to-market of Gobi-enabled wireless M2M products by up to 50 percent.
Digi International today introduced the ConnectCore Wi-MX51, the industry's first core module designed specifically for low power, wireless multimedia applications. It is the industry's first wireless enabled core module based on Freescale's new high-performance i.MX51 processor, first to offer 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and first to support Microsoft's new Windows CE 6.0 R3. The ConnectCore Wi-MX51 enables wired and Wi-Fi networking for low power embedded applications with demanding performance requirements such as displays within medical devices, digital signage, security/access control devices, point-of-sale equipment and industrial automation technology.
Digi International today announced that it has received Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2 security certification for the Digi Passport console server from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This stringent third-party security certification makes the Digi Passport ideal for data center management in government, healthcare, financial and other regulated industries.
Rabbit today announced the expansion of its MiniCore series of easy to use ultra compact, low profile, low-cost networking modules. Available in pin-compatible wired and Wi-Fi versions, the family now includes the Ethernet RCM5760 and Wi-Fi RCM5650W. The new modules offer increased memory for data intensive applications such as building automation and security applications where it is necessary to store large amounts of data. The products also allow a customer to wirelessly update firmware from anywhere an Internet connection is available to reduce maintenance costs.