Plug-and-Play RF Transceivers offer Ethernet connectivity.

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ConnexNet transceivers merge RF protocol with Digi Connect ME® embedded device server to facilitate networking. Units serve as conduit between user and multiple destination devices via local network or Internet connection. They operate at 900 MHz with up to 1 W of scalable output power offered in server/client or peer-to-peer protocols. Transceivers do not require Com port redirector and will support wireless Ethernet bridge, allowing separate networks to communicate.


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AeroComm Selects Digi Connect® ME to Add Ethernet Connectivity to New Plug-and-Play RF Transceivers

Lenexa, Kansas (USA) - May 10, 2005 - AeroComm Inc., global supplier of complete wireless solutions for industrial and commercial OEMs, announces the ConnexNet line of Ethernet-enabled transceivers. The rugged plug-and play units merge AeroComm's sophisticated RF protocol with the Digi Connect ME® embedded device server to facilitate networking virtually around the world. ConnexNet provides a complete hardware and software solution for adding wireless network connectivity to any serial-based application. The transceiver serves as a conduit between the user and multiple destination devices via a local network or Internet connection. ConnexNet integrates a fully developed TCP/IP network stack and OS using a plethora of network protocols. Monitoring and controlling complete OEM networks is as easy as connecting to a local network or Internet portal from any location. Unlike other industrial wireless Ethernet offerings, ConnexNet does not require a Com port redirector - all of the software controls communicate directly to the Ethernet device, thus greatly improving system latency. Additionally, while most products available today allow only Ethernet-to-serial connectivity, ConnexNet will support a wireless Ethernet bridge, allowing separate networks to communicate with one another. "Today's wireless products need synergy with OEM communication interfaces," said Mike Varady, Cofounder and CEO of AeroComm. "By uniting AeroComm's robust RF with world-class Digi Connect® ME® technology, we're able to deliver a superior wireless Ethernet solution. ConnexNet will quickly become a communication standard in the industrial community." "Digi Connect ME was selected by AeroComm's development team for its comprehensive protocols, ease of integration and overall performance advantages over other Ethernet modules", said Larry Kraft, Digi International's VP of North America Sales and Marketing. "Our goal is to provide solutions that help innovators like AeroComm and their customers optimize the quickest time-to-market." ConnexNet transceivers provide ultimate range at 900 MHz with up to 1 watt of scalable output power offered in either Server/Client or Peer-to-peer protocols. With multiple protocols, programmable data rates and unmatched product breadth, AeroComm offers extreme flexibility to an OEM's wireless design. Pricing for the ConnexNet CN4490-1000 (Server/Client) and CN4790-1000 (Peer-to-peer) starts at $199.00 each. Starter Packs, which feature one ConnexNet Ethernet device and one ConnexLink Serial device, will be available for $325 per system. About Aerocomm AeroComm Inc., based in Kansas, has played a major role in the RF industry for over a decade with consistent technological advances in both performance and price. The company's robust proprietary technology, manufacturing and testing guarantee reliable communication, while lower frequencies and fewer parts allow for reduced prices. AeroComm's comprehensive development tools and personal engineering support help OEMs reduce R&D schedules, expenses and uncertainties while accelerating time to market. Visit www.aerocomm.com for full details. About Digi International Digi International (NASDAQ DGII), based in Minneapolis, makes device networking easy by developing 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). Visit www.digi.com for more information

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