IP Gateway Products Fuse ZigBee, Wi-Fi and Cellular for Drop-in Networking
Digi International introduced the ConnectPort X line of gateways that provide seamless connectivity of ZigBee, Wi-Fi, cellular and Ethernet traffic to centralized applications and databases. They also support GPS and 1 GB of local storage. The product family is augmented by new families of XBee adapters and wall routers that provide end-device connectivity and network extension. “Drop-in Networking” devices provide end-to-end wireless connectivity to commercial grade electronic devices in locations where wired infrastructure doesn’t exist or satisfy customer needs. For applications in energy management, building control, manufacturing, supply chain management and others, Drop-in Networks offer a non-intrusive way to connect devices anywhere they reside. ConnectPort X gateways collect and transport local ZigBee traffic to centralized applications and databases on an IP network. They support Python, a free, open-source programming language with a library that can be used to customize and/or automate tasks handled by the gateway. ConnectPort X8 is available now; ConnectPort X4 is available in August; and ConnectPort X2 in September.