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Trimble Leverages SmartSense by Digi to Aggregate Temperature Information for Food Safety Systems

SmartSense by Digi Collects and Sends Remote, Real Time Temperature Data from Vehicle Fleets to 10-4 Systems, a Trimble Brand, Data Analytics Platform for Easy Carrier Use

MINNETONKA, Minn., Oct. 9, 2018 – SmartSense by Digi®, a division of Digi International® (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com) focused on Internet of Things (IoT)-based condition monitoring, today announced that Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) is integrating SmartSense continuous temperature monitoring for food safety systems to provide remote, real-time temperature data for their data aggregation and supply chain analytics platform. With this integration, users will have access to data aggregation via a single analytics platform providing a unified display of information from varied sources across multiple applications and environments. This heightened visibility into the perishable goods supply chain will enable informed business decisions based on analytical data to drive appropriate actions that preserve the quality of food products in transit.

This collaboration with SmartSense establishes an end-to-end integration flow of data by placing temperature sensors and cellular gateways on fleets of vehicles to collect and transmit information, making real-time temperature analytics available in Trimble’s freight portal for the first time. Many of Trimble’s wide range of users have a vested interest in ensuring that their goods maintain proper temperature in transit, be it to prevent food-borne illness, vaccine spoilage, or otherwise potentially dangerous situations regarding their products. As companies suffer damage to their brands following these types of mishaps, more organizations will require complete visibility into the level of care their products receive in transit.

“Our clients have the expectation that they will be able to view all of their cold chain data through a single pane of glass, and we realized that we weren’t able to meet that expectation without supplying temperature data,” said Joe DeBoth, SVP and GM, Trimble Transportation Visibility. “With SmartSense by Digi’s cold chain monitoring solution and expertise, we were able to easily pull reliable data into our aggregation platform to offer real-time analysis and actionable insights.”

“We collaborated with Trimble to create real-time shipment visibility that offers rich temperature control tracking and predictive analytics to perishable goods shippers and transportation providers,” said Kevin C. Riley, SVP and chief operating officer, Digi International. “This enterprise integration effort with Trimble allows us to expand the SmartSense brand by offering our temperature monitoring expertise to a major player in the supply chain data and analytics space.”

SmartSense by Digi’s IoT solutions are used for food monitoring, facilities monitoring, and supply chain visibility for the healthcare, pharmaceutical, transportation and logistics, and foodservice markets. SmartSense by Digi gives its customers a complete offering for their specific needs and allows easy access to critical data for informed, proactive decision-making across the enterprise.

For more information visit: http://www.smartsense.co

About Trimble Transportation
Trimble Transportation is multi-modal and provides solutions for the long-haul trucking, field service management, rail and construction logistics industries to create a fully integrated supply chain. In trucking, Trimble provides enterprise and mobility solutions focused on business intelligence and data analytics; safety and regulatory compliance; navigation and routing; freight brokerage; supply chain visibility and final mile; transportation management and fleet maintenance. With an intelligent ecosystem of products and services, Trimble enables customers to embrace the rapid technological evolution of the industry and connect all aspects of transportation and logistics—trucks, drivers, back office, freight and assets. Through the combined legacy of ALK, PeopleNet, TMW Systems and 10-4 Systems, Trimble delivers an open, scalable platform to help customers make more informed decisions and maximize performance, visibility and safety. For more information about Trimble Transportation, visit:  https://www.trimble.com/transportation-logistics.

About Trimble
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit:  www.trimble.com.

About Digi International
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) is a leading global provider of business and mission-critical Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M 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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