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Digi routers allow migration to 4G IoT

Steve Rogerson
January 18, 2018



Digi has introduced the TransPort family of routers equipped with RF modules that let users migrate their IoT products from legacy 2G and 3G networks to high-speed 4G networks with devices specifically built for vertically-focused IoT applications.
 
Retail, industrial and transportation markets require robust IoT applications where pervasive connectivity is a must. With its enhanced TransPort routers, the Minnesota company has combined flexibility with versatile connectivity to satisfy a wide range of industry-based needs from retail to industrial process automation to smart city and high-speed transit wifi.
 
The routers are part of a single IoT platform that includes six updated products featuring different performance options for distinct IoT services implemented in specific markets. Design engineers and system architects will be able to choose the product with the performance characteristics they need at a price point that enhances the overall value proposition while avoiding the costs of unnecessary built-in features.
 
Specifically for the retail vertical, the Digi TransPort WR11 XT provides secure, extremely resilient connections for digital signage, kiosks and ATMs. It provides global cellular carrier certifications, licence-free enterprise software, PCI security features, small form factor, and network management and patented Digi SureLink technology, which maintains persistent wireless connections via proactive link integrity functions.
 
Additionally, the routers have dual SIM slots, providing built-in carrier redundancy with the ability to switch seamlessly between mobile network providers.
 
As part of the firm’s IoT connectivity platform, the routers can be accessed and managed through Digi Remote Manager, a user interface to monitor, diagnose and fix routers, including third-party devices, and upload firmware remotely without a costly service truck roll. Remote Manager presents an online performance dashboard for configuring and troubleshooting devices across multiple locations, with alarms and reports to keep users updated.
 
It is also PCI-certified, meaning that connections remain in compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). Security is further supported via the TrustFence device security framework that addresses common transactional security and access control vulnerabilities of remote devices, from authenticated boot and secure device access to user validation and data encryption.
 
“With Digi’s latest TransPort routers, we will be able to offer a targeted range of performance options for market-specific applications to build a wireless backbone of reliable connectivity at a more attractive and affordable cost,” said Scott Nelson, vice president at Digi International. “That means that customers will have relentless reliability and connectivity with the right router for the right job at the right price without sacrificing security or ease-of-manageability for those vertical markets demanding the latest in IoT capabilities.” ?