Digi and Ericsson to Provide 3G Connectivity for M2M Applications
MINNETONKA, Minn. (March 24, 2010) - Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today announced that it has selected Ericsson to provide 3G cellular connectivity for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. Digi is using Ericsson’s 3G HSPA modules to enable high-speed cellular connectivity across select Digi Connect and Digi TransPort cellular gateways. Digi cellular gateways provide primary and backup connectivity via high-speed 3G connections to remote sites and devices. They are ideal for remote device connectivity within energy, transportation, financial/ATM, retail and other M2M applications. Ericsson’s HSPA technology also enables a range of new, high-speed M2M applications, such as video surveillance, where high-bandwidth and higher upload speeds are required.
“We are excited to work with Ericsson, a global leader in 3G mobile broadband network technology,”said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Digi International. “The collaboration allows for rapid global adoption of Digi gateways with strategic carriers where Ericsson relationships already exist. Customers can now realize high-speed network connectivity with the global leaders in M2M wireless connectivity and 3G HSPA mobile technology.”
“Everything that benefits from a network connection will eventually have one,” said Mats Norin, vice president, head of Mobile Broadband Modules at Ericsson. “There is a strong trend toward connecting devices in M2M applications, and our embedded modules enable HSPA in any device. Digi is a leading company in M2M wireless connectivity, and this collaboration opens up new opportunities for us in a rapidly growing market.”
From remote energy to point-of-sale (POS) applications, Digi offers the industry’s broadest line of cellular gateways designed specifically for M2M applications. Operating in 175 countries and providing support for networks with more than 2 billion subscribers, Ericsson is the leading provider of high-speed 3G technology infrastructure. The partnership of these two organizations makes it easier for customers to connect devices in M2M applications.
Digi also offers professional engineering services through Spectrum Design Solutions, Digi’s wireless consulting group, to help organizations develop cellular technology with custom application requirements. Digi gateways featuring Ericsson technology can also easily migrate to future 4G networks.
For more information about Digi’s cellular products, visit www.digi.com/products/cellulargateways.