New XBee(TM) Wall Router Makes it Easy to Deploy and Extend ZigBee(R) Networks

Cost Effective, Simple Plug-in Zigbee Router Ideal for Creating Drop-in


Dec 10, 2007, 00:00 ET from Digi International Inc.

    MINNETONKA, Minn., Dec. 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Digi International
 (Nasdaq:   DGII) today introduced the XBee wall router, a ZigBee router used
 to expand a ZigBee network's range. By plugging into standard power
 sockets, XBee wall routers are easy-to-install building blocks for
 self-healing ZigBee networks and ideal for creating robust Drop-in
     "The XBee wall router's small form factor and ease of deployment make
 it perfect for creating Drop-in Networks," said Larry Kraft, senior vice
 president of sales and marketing, Digi International. "Installation is easy
 and completely unobtrusive."
     The XBee wall router is designed to patch areas within a ZigBee network
 where signal erosion or loss occurs due to distance limitations or air
 interference. It also creates multiple pathways, increasing the redundancy
 of mesh communications to ensure maximum network reliability.
     The XBee wall router can be used with Digi's ConnectPort(TM) X
 gateways, XBee embedded modules, XBee adapters or XBee sensors to "drop-in"
 end-to-end device networks without the need for a wired network
 infrastructure. It includes two environmental sensors for temperature and
 light that allow customers using the ConnectPort X gateway to receive data
 for environmental monitoring and control. It also features a built-in
 mounting tab that allows the wall router to be securely screwed into
 standard wall sockets using the existing mounting screw hole. This prevents
 accidental unplugging of the device and reduces the risk of theft or
     The XBee wall router is now available for $79 manufacturer suggested
 retail price (MSRP). For more information about the XBee wall router,
 please visit .
     Drop-in Networking solutions provide the ability to network devices or
 groups of devices where no pre-deployed networking infrastructure exists or
 where access to an existing infrastructure is prohibited. For more
 information about Drop-in Networking, please visit .
     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, and
 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 , or
 call 877-912-3444. All brand names and product names are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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