Embedded Networking Solution is plug-and-play customizable.
May 7, 2003 - Based on 32-bit NetSilicon NS7520 microprocessor, Digi Connectâ„¢ ME future-safe networking solution adds networking technology to devices with its plug-and-play capabilities. It also provides access to application creation and customization options offered with microprocessor and NET+Works development tools. Capabilities include optional power pass-thru via network interface, device management and control capabilities, and SMTP email alerts.
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Digi International® Redefines Device Networking With Release of the Digi Connectâ„¢ ME
Embedded Module is "Plug & Play," Customizable and Future-safe
(Minnetonka, Minn., April 23, 2003) - Digi International(r) Inc. (NASDAQ: DGII), the leader in Connectware, today announced the release of the Digi Connectâ„¢ ME, the most powerful and customizable embedded networking solution available, as well as one of the smallest. Based on the 32-bit NetSilicon NS7520 microprocessor, customers no longer have to make functionality compromises to get the benefit of a low-cost, compact solution.
The plug and play capabilities of the Digi Connect ME make it easy to enhance the productivity of a device by adding networking technology in a cost effective manner, while simultaneously giving a customer access to the full complement of application creation and customization options available with the NetSilicon NS7520 microprocessor, and NET+Works development tools. Revolutionary component mounting and connectivity options allow the ME to be mounted on a chassis or product enclosure. Customers can now add embedded network connectivity to products in less than 30 days, without requiring a time consuming and expensive printed circuit board modification.
The Digi Connect ME is the latest addition to the Digi Connect family of products, which combines Digi's award winning out-of-the-box device server technology with the powerful network application processor and tools available from NetSilicon. Digi Connect is a future-safe product line that fully protects a company's design investment. Customers can design a solution once, and then re-use the software as they migrate from external Ethernet connectivity solutions to fully integrated Ethernet processors, while delivering performance levels that meet the needs of today and extend well into the future.
"The Digi Connect ME is the first single component product to combine 32-bit performance and flexibility with the size and price previously afforded to commodity level 8 and 16 bit solutions," said Joel Young, vice president of device server products at Digi International. "It provides the perfect vehicle for migrating applications to advanced network connectivity while simultaneously preserving existing investment."
Out of the box, the Digi Connect ME has unique and industry-leading features. Not only does it include complete support for the common set of networking protocols and services, it also includes breakthrough capabilities like optional power pass-thru via the network interface, enabling a device to be powered over the Ethernet cable. It also includes device management and control capabilities like five general purpose input/output (GPIO) pins, a customizable Web interface with application-specific Java applet support, SMTP email alerts and full configuration and management via SNMP. Finally, it is the first to support a truly interoperable, standards based security framework using SSL/TLS and up to 256-bit AES encryption. The product also delivers industry leading low latency, high throughput and customizable Web pages.
"This product is a perfect example of our ability to provide solutions which make device networking easy while also giving our customers the power to customize the product to meet their individual needs now, and in the future," said Joe Dunsmore, CEO and president of Digi International.
About Digi International
Digi International, based in Minneapolis, the leader in Connectware, makes device networking easy by manufacturing products and technologies that are cost effective and easy to use. Digi markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
NetSilicon, a Digi International(r) company, is a leading provider of network-attached processors and device connectivity software. NetSilicon integrates the high performance NET+ARM(r) 32-bit microprocessor with NetSilicon's Net+Works advance networking software, including development tools, real-time operating system and connectivity software to accelerate customer development of intelligent, networked devices. This platform approach saves development time and reduces risks associated with discrete component integration.