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Cellular LTE-M Development Kits Feature LPWAN Software-Defined Technology-Agile Modems

EE World Online The Digi XBee3 Cellular LTE-M smart modem development kit is now available for evaluation and testing. The kit includes one Digi XBee3 Cellular LTE-M embedded modem, a development board, an active SIM, an up to six months of free cellular service. Read more and get yours today.August 09, 2018

Editorial Report: Private LTE – Making the Enterprise Future-Ready

RCR Wireless RCR Wireless News breaks down the various flavors of cellular networks for indoor enterprise environments (from traditional DAS to small cells, private LTE including CBRS and MulteFire, and Wi-Fi) and testing and optimization approaches. Read this editorial report, Private LTE: Making the Enterprise future-ready for more details:July 27, 2018

With AWS Greengrass, IoT apps become seamless edge to cloud

TechTarget - IoT Agenda Various applications and infrastructure pieces work together when building an IoT app on top of AWS Greengrass for seamless edge to cloud connectivity. "If the device at the edge has a low data rate and/or unreliable connections with limited buffer space, small deltas in data values are insignificant," Digi VP of Product, Scott Nelson said. "In this situation, the system could heavily filter data in Greengrass, so it never has to be processed in the cloud."July 16, 2018

Digi International Brings Dual-Connectivity to Public Transit with Digi TransPort WR64

Mass Transit Magazine The new dual module LTE-Advanced router is designed to support the connectivity needs of transit agencies and their riders with cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity today, and the ability to simply add components for future 5G functionality. Read more about the new Digi TransPort WR64:July 11, 2018

The Internet of Getting Things Done

New Electronics Although Machine to Machine (M2M) is not commonly used, it is a big part of Digi’s history as it describes a wired or cellular operated device with a point-to-point communication system normally embedded in the hardware, and is a service the company still offers.With the rise of the Cloud, Scott Nelson, Vice President (VP) of Products speaks to how most of what Digi does is through the Internet of Things (IoT) and it’s this understanding of Cloud services that has helped the company to continue to evolve.July 09, 2018

Business People: Sunday, July 8

TwinCities.com Featured in Business People Sunday, we were honored to be featured in technology category to announce that Gokul Hemmady has been appointed senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Read more details about our Internet of Things (IoT) products and services:July 07, 2018

Cities Seek Workaround for High Cost of 5G

Techwire IT leaders in state and local government are stoking enthusiasm for the promise of 5G: a bigger, faster, more reliable network built to empower a coming wave of connected-everything. At the same time, they’re realistically considering infrastructure requirements, seeking a path forward that is financially viable and technically feasible. Read how Digi Vice President of Product, Scott Nelson, explains that for the first time, carriers have laid out a road map, giving a clear forward-looking view. Having standards means you can reduce cost and increase flexibility.July 05, 2018

Avnet Silica Extends Its Wireless Technology Portfolio with Digi International

Avnet Silica As a leading EMEA distributor of electronic components, Avnet Silica was appointed to be one of Digi International’s global distribution partners and therefore therefore become a major channel in the EMEA region to service the fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. Read more about how this partnership will deepen the RF and embedded SOMs for industrial IoT markets and applications throughout EMEA. July 03, 2018

Government Technology

Government Technology As a leading EMEA distributor of electronic components, Avnet Silica was appointed to be one of Digi International’s global distribution partners and therefore therefore become a major channel in the EMEA region to service the fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. Read more about how this partnership will deepen the RF and embedded SOMs for industrial IoT markets and applications throughout EMEA. July 02, 2018

Value Chains Must Become Value Stacks for Successful IoT Monetization

CIO Scott Nelson, Chief Product Officer and VP of Product at Digi international recently sat down with Esra Kucukciftci, CEO of Pricing Innovations to discuss a new approach to pricing that drives a win-win customer supplier model. Read the open dialogue for more insight.April 30, 2018

Keeping Your Cool

Truck News Digi Smart solutions offer a single view to the shipper, receiver, and carrier, of a load or product’s temperature throughout the entire distribution chain. Small, quarter-sized sensors half an inch in thickness are placed inside the trailer and on specific product. See how the technology is an effective way to comply with FSMA requirements, because it is automated and eliminates the likelihood of operator error.April 28, 2018

Machine Learning Invades Embedded Applications

Electronic Design Applications like advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and self-driving cars are driving the adoption of machine learning (ML) from research to mainstream.Read how our embedded applications can handle these machine learning chores.April 24, 2018

Digi International Announces Chris Bowen as Vice President Sales, EMEA

Components in Electronics A proven leader in Europe’s embedded sales world, Chris Bowen’s new function will lead Digi International’s sales team in EMEA, a region that Digi leadership has targeted as an opportunity for growth. Bowen will direct sales, channel and marketing activities from the Munich office.April 04, 2018

The Cost of Network Downtime Extends Beyond the Bottom Line

Total Retail To better understand the true impact of downtime for retailers, Accelerated Concepts, a Digi International company, conducted a research study, The Cost of Downtime: Beyond the Bottom Line, surveying retail managers and supervisors from big-box retailers and department stores on business productivity and sales related to connectivity. Here are a few key findings from the study.April 02, 2018

How to Build Your Own Smart Home Hub with a Raspberry Pi

The Ambient Although all-encompassing voice commands are brilliant and convenient, not everyone is comfortable with them. Want home automation without having to worry about smart speakers always listening or big data collecting even more personal data? Check out this private smart home project using RaspberryPi and Digi XBee3.March 21, 2018

How to Avoid Disconnected, Disgruntled Guests

Hospitality Technology In order for hospitality companies of all sizes to meet the connectivity demands of always connected guests and consumers, it’s imperative to remain connected to a strong and secure network. This article from Accelerated Concepts, a Digi International company, discusses some ways hoteliers can ensure a speedy, strong and secure connection to avoid the side effects of disconnected, disgruntled guests.March 14, 2018

Embedded World Explores New Frontiers

Digital Engineering Controllers and embedded processors were in abundance at the 2018 Embedded World. The new Digi XBee3 is half the size of its predecessor, supports Python programming, offers a dual-mode radio and can be upgraded via software to support Bluetooth LE. Read more about embedded technology in the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace.March 05, 2018

LPWAN Vendor Actility to Open IoT Research Labs in Paris, Worldwide

Internet of Business Working with established technology companies and startups, the lab will enable its residents to access 3GPP-compatible networks, modules, and sensors at Actility’s new IoT research lab. See why Scott Nelson, VP of Product at Digi International thinks this lab will capitalize on an important and growing market.March 05, 2018

Embedded World 2018: What Happened

Radio Electronics Image processing, automation, Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing, and an era of new microcontrollers were big themes at the 2018 Embedded World event in Nuremburg, Germany. Digi International highlighted the recent Digi XBee3 series of smart edge IoT modules and modems and previewed the Digi ConnectCore 8X system on modules (SoMs) and single board computers (SBCs).March 05, 2018

Digi Releases Next-Gen of Smart Edge IoT Modules and Modems

Everything RF Digi XBee3 series of next-generation RF modules and cellular modem has been introduced to the Digi XBee product family to extend a modular approach to IoT connectivity, enabling the integration of new functions as needs arise and regional requirements change. Read more about the new micro form factor options and the MicroPython programmability features: February 01, 2018

Digi International Acquires Accelerated Concepts, Inc.

IoT Now Accelerated Concepts, Inc., a provider of secure, enterprise-grade, cellular (LTE) networking equipment for primary and backup connectivity applications, has recently been acquired by Digi International. The new addition to the Digi team will enhance our existing cellular product lines and immediately expand market reach with a line of commercial routers and network appliance products.January 25, 2018

Performance-Focused TransPort Routers Enhanced by Digi International for Demanding IoT Solution Environments

IoT Global Network Retail, industrial and transportation markets require robust IoT applications where pervasive connectivity is a must. With its newly enhanced TransPort routers, Digi has combined flexibility with versatile connectivity to satisfy a wide range of industry-based needs from retail to industrial process automation to smart city and high-speed transit Wi-Fi.
January 17, 2018

What are Industrial Network Gateways?

ARC Advisory Group Blog Digi International, like a number of suppliers, offer integration between gateway devices and private Clouds, like Digi Device Cloud. January 04, 2018

Infrastructure Pavilion to Focus IoT at CES

M2M Zone "The launch of the IoT Infrastructure Pavilion at CES recognizes that the audience has expanded to encompass the full IoT ecosystem including consumers, devices, data and creators of IoT infrastructure," said Scott Wilkin, vice president of technology at Digi International. "CES now serves as a great forum to bring together the innovative companies that create IoT software, hardware and connectivity."January 03, 2018

Trailcon Chooses Tracking and Temp Control Supplier

Materials Management & Distribution Digi International and Trailcon Leasing have signed  a multiyear agreement to implement Digi SafeTemps to modernize Trailcon’s fleet with precise usage tracking for optimized maintenance and increased efficiency.December 12, 2017

BCD-Atlantik Newest UK Distributor for Digi International Launches Digi ConnectCore 6UL for Connected Embedded Devices

CIE BCD-Atlantik is pleased to be able to offer the Digi ConnectCore 6UL, a leading embedded module platform delivering a connected System-on-Module (SOM). The Digi ConnectCore 6UL features an integrated dual-band 802.11ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity in a low-profile surface-mount form factor that is slightly larger than a postage stamp.December 06, 2017

A Friendly Introduction to Digi XBee

Embedded Computing Design The Digi XBee Ecosystem is welcomes you to a world on wireless solutions. Read this article to learn how to install, configure, and wirelessly transfer data from Digi XBee to the next.November 30, 2017

The Week in Review: IoT

Semiconductor Engineering Digi International is proud to be named an Advanced Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network. Lear more about this partnership and see what else is going on in the Internet of Things world: November 22, 2017

Digi International Extends Customer IoT Deployments

Digitalisation World Digi International has recently been named an Advanced tier Technology Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) and achieved AWS IoT Competency status. This integration enables customers to easily and securely connect edge devices with cloud applications through AWS IoT edge services. November 21, 2017

Looking for Nails to Hit with my Blockchain Hammer

CIO Lately, there has been a lot of buzz regarding blockchain and cybersecruity. This prompted Digi Chief Product Officer and VP of Product , Scott Nelson, to sit down with a member of a healthcare security team who is currently studying blockcahin to learn more about this technology in the Internet of Things (IoT). Read the full discuss here: November 08, 2017

Basics of Design: Smart Farms Embrace IoT Connectivity

Electronic Design Digi International recently partnered with Symmetry Electronics to create a guide that details exactly how the Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing farming with wireless sensors, cellular connectivity, embedded devices, and more. Read the full guide here.November 03, 2017

Minnesota Makers Unite At The Fourth Annual IoT Hackday

Tech{dot}MN The 2017 IoT Hack Day event hosted by IoTFuse, brought together over 100 individuals to fill the room with thirteen project teams at Minnetronix headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. As the lead sponsor, Digi International provided development kits for makers to use for their project and Digi Chief Innovator, Rob Faludi, attended as well to answer questions and offer help. Read details about this event, see the winning projects, and more in this article. November 03, 2017

Arrow Electronics Joins IMC Board

M2M Zone Arrow Electronics, has recently joined Digi International as a sustaining member company on the board of governors for the IMC IoT M2M council. As a valued Digi partner and leading supplier of electronic hardware, software, and connectivity services in the Internet of Things (IoT) space, Arrow will bring valuable collaboration to the IMC ecosystem. Read more about this trade group and see how they are gathering IoT buyers on a large, global scale. November 02, 2017

New Embedded Smart Modems Bring Cellular Communication to the IoT

Microwaves & RF Magazine Three new Digi XBee Cellular modems will be joining the Digi XBee product family to enable Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity for Original Equipment Managers (OEMs) to easily integrate cellular connectivity into their devices. See more details about the new cellular smart modems.October 24, 2017

Digi International Acquires TempAlert For Monitoring

Seeking Alpha TempAlert has joined the Digi Smart Solutions team to provide temperature monitoring and task management in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Read how this acquisition will improve temperature monitoring, alert products, and web-based software systems.October 24, 2017

Digi International Acquires TempAlert

IoT Evolution Digi Smart Solutions is a combination of  automated real-time monitoring solutions and management software the enhances operational and safety requirements with real-time temperature monitoring and task management solutions. TempAlert has recently joining the Digi Smart Solution team to bring Internet of Things connectivity to a variety of industries like healthcare, industrial, and foodservice. Read more here:October 24, 2017

DIGI International Nabs Two Seasoned Minnesota IoT Execs

Tech{dot}MN The Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace is a familiar place for the both Scott Wilken and Scott Nelson who have recently joined the Digi team as Vice President of Technology and Vice President of Product. This dynamic duo brings years of success and experience in pioneering product development, delivering technical leadership, and directing vision, strategy, and road-maps. Learn more about the leadership and where Digi is headed.
October 05, 2017

Copper to 4G LTE Migration Saves Utility Company Thousands

Electric Light & Power When searching for a more efficient telemetry solution, ElectriCities chose 4G LTE as the network infrastructure and selected the Digi TransPort® WR31 LTE router to provide reliability, security, control, and flexibility for cellular network connectivity on substations meters and generators in the field. Read the full success story and see how this new telemetry solution is improving power delivery to member municipalities and customers. October 01, 2017

LTE and the IoT Opportunity

Enterprise IoT Insights The global Internet of Things (IoT) network is evolving with the introduction of new LTE technology that cost less and uses less battery power. With LTE M in high demand for IoT solutions, companies are looking to migrate from 2G, or are becoming interested in IoT connectivity for the first time. Pre-certified narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technology is on the horizon as well, with even lower data and module prices. Learn more about security concerns and the carrier certification process that holds some companies back from LTE for IoT.September 13, 2017

Digi Data Logger Reduces Risk of Error

Refrigerated Transporter With the advancement of the wireless sensors, gateways, and software combined with the evolution of cellular network options, the Internet of Things (IoT) is reducing the risk of machine and human error with wireless temperature monitoring technology. When shipping perishable goods, take at look at how temperature data is monitored, logged, and retrieved independent of the mode of transportation with the Digi Data Logger solution.September 11, 2017

Digi Announces Next Generation XBee Cellular Products

IoT Evolution Three new variants were recently introduced to the Digi XBee product family with new features and upgrades for programmability, full USB support, Bluetooth Low Energy (BTL) and Blue Mesh connectivity, advanced manageability, and built-in device security. These smart modems are fully pre-certified across key carriers and offer complete design freedom for cellular IoT connectivity. Meet the new lineup here.September 06, 2017

Digi Data Logger Solves Carrier Shipper Temperature Disputes

Commercial Carrier Journal Motor carriers are now regulated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) law that gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation authority for the supply chain of temperature sensitive goods.Colin Warkentin, Vice President of Digi Smart Solutions explains how this new regulation comes with concerns regarding data interoperability and what data solutions are available. See more about these concerns and learn how the wireless temperature monitoring and tracking system, Digi Safe Temps and Digi Data Logger, solves these supply chain challenges. August 25, 2017

A Smarter Kitchen

Restaurant Hospitality The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the core of the kitchen technology evolution due to boosting efficiency, eliminating noise, saving costs, and increasing food safety. Read how restaurant managers are rapidly integrating connected technology and see the success one commercial kitchen is having with Digi SmartSolutions’ wireless technology for real-time temperature monitoring.July 06, 2017

Insight Vector Creating Digital Sherpas for the IoT, an Interview with Ron Konezy

Momenta Partners Ed Maguire, an insights partner at Momenta, interviewed Digi International CEO Ron Konezny on why he believes IoT providers should focus on user experience to inform the design and technology choices for the customer. Read the full interview to hear Ron Konezny’s thoughts on creating IoT solutions that guide workflow and generate a large return on investment.June 29, 2017

IoT Modules and Modems Shorten Path to Market for Developers

Enterprise IoT Insights Companies and design engineers that want to develop cellular IoT solutions for a particular market can expedite the time to market with pre-certified modules and modems. Read the full article to learn more about  “out-of-the-box” modem solutions and see how Digi can ease the carrier certification process for your new IoT device.June 26, 2017

AWS Rolls Out Greengrass, Linking Cloud and IoT

Data Center Dynamics Amazon Web Services (AWS) has made Greengrass software available to all their customers. AWS Greengrass allows users to add compute, messaging, data caching, and sync capabilities to connected devices. Read how Amazon plans to integrate AWS cloud services in future IoT devices forming partnerships with companies such as Digi International.June 15, 2017

LTE-M in the LPWA Marketplace: A Primer

Wirless Week Industrial applications that are interested in low-power wide area (LPWA) IoT networks should consider LTE-M applications, original equipment manufacturer OEM benefits with LTE-M, security for devices on LTE-M, and the IoT dedicated LPWA marketplace. Chief Technology Office, Joel Young, covers this and the full unlicensed spectrum in the report. June 14, 2017

Using Yocto Project for Embedded Systems Design

Digital Engineering Choosing an operating system (OS) for embedded systems design is an important and complex decision for engineers to make during the beginning phases of new product development having to take into consideration acquisition cost, source code availability and broad architecture support.Read this article to learn more about the types of applications, where to get started, and learn more about the Yocto Project highlights.June 09, 2017

Linux Runtime Burrows Into IoT

Embedded Amazon Web Services (AWS) is aiming to extend its reach deeper into the IoT with AWS Greengrass. Greengrass has Linux runtime and uses Amazon’s familiar online tools to create programs that run on users’ local IoT networks. Learn why Digi and many other companies have chosen AWS Greengrass as their preferred cloud service platform.June 09, 2017

Amazon Opens Up its IoT Edge Computing Service Greengrass to All

Silicon Angle Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced availability of its internet of things service, Greengrass. In addition, they announced partners integrating built-in AWS Greengrass into their platforms for devices, including Digi International. Read how this gives customers the ability to run AWS compute, messaging, data caching, and sync capabilities on connected devices.June 08, 2017
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