International (NASDAQ: DGII) today introduced the ConnectPort X3 H,
a rugged programmable cellular gateway for monitoring remote assets in
harsh environments. Featuring advanced battery power features and a NEMA
4X/IP66 enclosure to protect the gateway from water, dust and dirt, the
ConnectPort X3 H is ideal for tank monitoring, pipeline, agriculture,
utility and other rugged applications. The ConnectPort X3 H is
integrated with the iDigi®
platform, a cloud computing service that makes it easy to remotely
manage devices and integrate device information into a company’s
“The rugged features of the ConnectPort X3 H allow customers to reliably
extend their device networks into the harshest of environments where
power may not be available,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of
global sales and marketing, Digi International. “It is designed to
connect remote devices in manufacturing and industrial environments
where exposure to volatile liquids, gases and severe temperatures is
The ConnectPort X3 H provides global connectivity to remote devices and
device/sensor networks via GSM GPRS cellular networks. It is Class 1,
Division 2 certified and features multiple power options including mains
power, battery power or battery power with solar charger panel for harsh
environments where power may not be available. It has advanced power
management features including a sleep function which shuts down a device
when it is not running to conserve battery power.
The ConnectPort X3 H is available with an optional embedded XBee®
ZigBee module allowing the gateway to connect to a small network of
ZigBee-enabled wireless devices or sensors for local data aggregation
over a cellular network. It also features an optional analog I/O,
digital I/O or RS-232 serial port for direct wired connectivity.
Optional internal GPS is also available for asset tracking.
Featuring an easy-to-use development environment, the ConnectPort X3 H
can be programmed using open-source Python or the iDigi Device
Integration Application (iDigi Dia). It also includes a familiar
Eclipse-based integrated development environment that allows Web
developers to rapidly develop embedded applications.
The ConnectPort X3 H is shipped iDigi ready and is available to
qualified customers now starting at $438 MSRP, and generally available
in January 2011. It is certified by AT&T and works on virtually any GSM
network around the world. For more information about the ConnectPort X3
H, visit www.digi.com/x3.
For more information about iDigi, visit www.idigi.com.
About Digi International
Digi International is making wireless M2M easy by developing reliable
products and solutions to connect and securely manage local or remote
electronic devices over the network or via the Web. Digi offers the
highest levels of performance, flexibility and quality, and 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 877-912-3444.
For more information, visit Digi's Web site at www.digi.com,
or call 877-912-3444.
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