Development Kits suit wired/wireless embedded networking.

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Digi Jumpstart Kits(TM) facilitate development of 32-bit embedded Linux, Windows CE v6.0, and NET+OS® applications. Along with support for Digi Connect® and ConnectCore(TM) wired and wireless modules, kits include all hardware and software tools necessary for product development. Digi ESP Eclipse-based IDE for NET+OS and Linux is also included, as well as other features that facilitate evaluation of ARM and networking technologies for future products.



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Digi 'Jump-Starts' Wired and Wireless Embedded Networking



New Digi Jumpstart Kits(TM) Are a Fast, Economical Way to Develop Linux, Windows CE and NET+OS(R) Embedded Applications

MINNETONKA, Minn., Feb. 14 -- Digi International (NASDAQ:DGII) today introduced its new cost-effective, fully featured Digi JumpStart Kits that make it easy for design engineers to develop embedded products with Digi NET+ARM modules. For an introductory price of only $399, Digi JumpStart Kits include all the hardware and software tools necessary for wired and wireless embedded product development. With Linux, Windows CE, and NET+OS options, Digi JumpStart Kits are available for a wide variety of commercial grade embedded networking needs.

"Digi JumpStart Kits provide features typical of development kits priced at or above US$2,500," said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Digi International. "They really are a tremendous value for the time-stressed engineer. The kits allow programmers to develop 32-bit embedded applications within an hour of opening the box."

Digi JumpStart Kits support Digi Connect(R) and ConnectCore(TM) wired and wireless modules and make it easy to evaluate both ARM and networking technologies for future products. Digi ESP, a new Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for NET+OS and Linux, is included. Digi will provide ongoing enhancements and technical support for Digi ESP and the Eclipse framework. Windows CE support is also provided for Microsoft Visual Studio and Platform Builder.

"Digi JumpStart Kits are among the first development kits to offer support for Microsoft's new Windows Embedded CE 6.0," Kraft added. "This gives our customers a wider choice of development platforms when using our modules and kits."

The following Digi JumpStart Kits are now available through Digi's global network of electronic distributors, or can be purchased direct at www.digi.com/jsk .

NET+OS Digi JumpStart Kits:

-- Digi Connect ME(R)/Wi-ME: Interchangeable, RJ-45 form factor, wired and wireless embedded modules
-- Digi Connect EM/Wi-EM: Interchangeable, low profile open board design, wired and wireless embedded modules
-- ConnectCore 7U: 32-bit NET+ARM embedded core processor module NET+OS, Linux and Windows CE 6.0 Digi JumpStart Kits:
-- ConnectCore 9C/Wi-9C: Interchangeable wired and wireless ARM9 core processing
-- ConnectCore 9P: Network enabled, 32-bit NET+ARM processor module

About Digi International

Digi International, the leader in device networking for business, develops reliable products and technologies to connect and securely manage local or remote electronic devices over the network or via the web. With over 20 million ports shipped worldwide since 1985, Digi offers the highest levels of performance, flexibility and quality. Digi markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

For more information, visit Digi's Web site at www.digi.com/ , or call +852 2833 1008.

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