Digi International Products

MasTec has been distributing parts of the Digi range since 1992 and is NZ’s only full Digi distributor.

This company makes superb products, well worth a careful study. Do ask for help as their product range is diverse and huge. If you can’t find what you want send an email to MasTec.

Digi have a unique product line called XBEE that is an Embeddable RF Module series of interchangeable Chip/Carriers that allow rapid build and redesigns to cover many frequency and technologies.

Digi embedded and non-embedded products are marketed under the Digi® and Rabbit® brands.

Digi also is a leader in the IoT with Cloud Services

Digi Wireless products available in NZ are GSM, 3G and LTE Cellular and 2.4GHZ .(Bluetooth, Zigbee, Digimesh, WiFi) and in 2016 the new 900MHz long distance data and device mesh systems.

Digi International is one of MasTec’s Premier Suppliers. MasTec sells hundreds of their Wireless routers and gateways, plus thousands of their XBEE modules each year.

Digi International is the leader in commercial & industrial grade device connectivity products using networking and wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) products.

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IoT Solutions

Design, deploy, manage and support IoT solutions and network connectivity on any scale – anywhere. Digi IoT solutions for your products and IT networks give you reliable, right-sized performance options for the most demanding environments and requirements.

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Products

Digi ConnectCore 8X SOM based on NXP i.MX 8X

Intelligent and connected embedded system-on-module based on the NXP i.MX 8X, with scalable dual/quad-core performance for industrial IoT applications

Digi HX15 LoRaWAN Gateway

Flexible, modular gateway for indoor LoRaWAN IoT networks and applications

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High performance cellular router with dual redundant communications for complex transit and transportation systems.
  • 5G-ready platform: future-built with powerful quad-core processor
  • Segmented private and public data communication across dual 1.2 Gbps LTE-Advanced Pro Cat 18 or LTE-Advanced Cat 11 cellular modules
  • Wired Gigabit Ethernet (4-port) for onboard systems
  • Video and vehicle data offload over 1.7 Gbps 802.11ac Wi-Fi backhaul
  • Passenger Wi-Fi over 867 Mbps 802.11ac access point
  • Securely deploy, monitor and control devices with Digi Remote Manager®

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Modular LTE connectivity with Carrier Smart Select and dual SIM support across major carriers for optimal mobile network access

  • Certified with all major cellular carriers
  • Scalable throughput with multiple module types:
    • – LTE-Advanced Cat 6 and Cat 11

    • – LTE Cat 4
    • – LTE Cat 3 with EVDO failback (UMTS / HSPA+)
  • Dual SIM slots with automatic or manual swapping
  • Carrier Smart Select™ for optimal connectivity
  • Readily upgrade to meet changing cellular standards
  • Tamper-proof optional locking mechanism
  • External SMA connectors for custom antenna runs

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Cloud managed networking for critical applications
  • Compact and economical cellular routing platform with industrial feature set
  • Redundant connectivity with dual SIMs and Digi SureLink®
  • Global bands and single part number to simplify global distribution, deployment and management
  • Built-in Digi TrustFence® for device security, device identity and data privacy
  • Digi Remote Manager® software for easy setup, mass configuration and management
  • Dual Ethernet ports and single serial (RS-232) port

Digi WAN Bonding

Resilient connectivity and maximum performance across multiple connections

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Edge Computing

Leverage the power of edge computing to control your network performance using Digi RM to load and manage Python scripts on your Digi devices. Quickly and easily integrate Digi RM with third-party cloud services such as Microsoft Azure, AWS and the Google Cloud Platform. Digi RM can act as facilitator between edge devices such as cellular radios, gateways and routers and many different third-party services. It can then simplify the ability to get your data where you want it to go. Add edge intelligence. Reduce latency and enhance your network efficiency.

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USB-Over-IP

Industry Leading USB Connectivity

More Speed, More Power and More Security

✔ Speed

✔ Security

✔ Configurability

✔ Flexibility

✔ Easy Set Up

Connect USB peripheral devices anywhere on a Local Area Network (LAN) via Ethernet or Wi-Fi without a locally-attached host computer

Digi AnywhereUSB® Plus brings secure, flexible and scalable USB 3.1 multiport connectivity for USB devices connected from remote or virtualized hosts. These USB hubs provide secure, robust connectivity between peripheral devices and a PC without the physical proximity constraints typically associated with USB devices.

Protect the host PC, and your network, by moving the PC into a more secure and environmentally protected location while allowing AnywhereUSB Plus to extend connectivity to peripheral devices.

AnywhereUSB® Plus
Connect USB peripheral devices anywhere on a Local Area Network (LAN) without a locally-attached host computer
  • Network-attached USB hubs easily connect USB peripheral devices to a PC from remote or virtual hosts
  • Ideal for connecting USB devices over the network in virtualized environments such as VMware®
  • AnywhereUSB 24 Plus is rack mountable with two built-in power supplies and two Ethernet connections for failover redundancy
  • Access and monitor USB and serial devices over TCP/IP connection
  • Supports Digi Remote Manager® cloud-based management platform to deploy, monitor, manage and maintain a suite of peripherals and devices

Key applications include:

  • Kiosks
  • Warehouse logistics
  • Retail Point of Sale (POS)
  • Retail tracking scanners
  • Restaurant kitchens
  • Manufacturing lines
  • Software license key fob management
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Zigbee Wireless Mesh Networking

What Is Zigbee?

Zigbee is a wireless technology developed as an open global market connectivity standard to address the unique needs of low-cost, low-power wireless IoT data networks. The Zigbee connectivity standard operates on the IEEE 802.15.4 physical board radio specification and operates in unlicensed radio bands including 2.4 GHz, 900 MHz and 868 MHz.

The 802.15.4 wireless specification upon which the Zigbee stack operates gained board ratification by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2003. The specification is a packet-based radio board protocol intended for low-cost, battery-operated devices and products. The protocol allows devices to communicate data in a variety of network topologies and can have battery life lasting several years.

The Zigbee 3.0 Protocol

The Zigbee protocol has been created and ratified by member companies of the Zigbee Board Alliance.Over 300 market leading semiconductor manufacturers, technology firms, OEMs and service companies comprise the Zigbee Alliance membership board. The Zigbee protocol was designed to provide an easy-to-use wireless data solution characterized by secure, reliable wireless network architectures.

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The Zigbee 3.0 protocol is designed to communicate data through noisy RF environments that are common in commercial and industrial market applications. Version 3.0 builds on the existing Zigbee connectivity standard but unifies the market-specific application profiles to allow all devices to be wirelessly connected in the same network, irrespective of their market designation and function. Furthermore, a Zigbee 3.0 certification scheme ensures the interoperability of products from different device manufacturers. Connecting Zigbee 3.0 networks to the IP domain opens up wireless monitoring and control from radio devices such as smartphones and tablets on a LAN or WAN, including the Internet, and brings the true Internet of Things to fruition.

Zigbee protocol features include:

  • Support for multiple network topologies such as point-to-point,
    point-to-multipoint and mesh networks
  • Low duty cycle – provides long battery life
  • Low latency
  • Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
  • Up to 65,000 nodes per network
  • 128-bit AES encryption for secure data connections
  • Collision avoidance, retries and acknowledgements

Zigbee3 stack

The Zigbee 3.0 software stack incorporates a ‘base device’ that provides consistent behavior for commissioning nodes and devices into a network. A common set of commissioning methods is provided, including Touchlink, a method of proximity commissioning.

Zigbee 3.0 provides enhanced network security. There are two methods of security that give rise to two types of network:

  • Centralized security: This method employs a coordinator/trust center that forms the network and manages the allocation of network and link security keys to joining nodes.
  • Distributed security: This method has no coordinator/trust center and is formed by a router. Any Zigbee router node can subsequently provide the network key to joining nodes.

Nodes adopt whichever security method is used by the hub network they join. Zigbee 3.0 supports the increasing scale and complexity of wireless networks, and copes with large local networks of greater than 250 nodes. Zigbee also handles the dynamic behavior of these networks (with nodes appearing, disappearing and re-appearing in the network) and allows orphaned nodes, which result from the loss of a parent, to re-join the network via a different parent. The self-healing nature of Zigbee Mesh networks also allows nodes to drop out of the network without any disruption to internal routing.

The backward compatibility of Zigbee 3.0 means that applications and smart home devices already developed under the Zigbee Light Link 1.0 or Home Automation 1.2 profile are ready for Zigbee 3.0. The Zigbee Smart Energy profile is also compatible with Zigbee 3.0 at the functional level, but Smart Energy has additional security requirements that are only addressed within the profile.

Zigbee’s Over-The-Air (OTA) upgrade feature for software updates during device operation ensures that applications on devices already deployed in the field/market can be seamlessly migrated to Zigbee 3.0. OTA upgrade is an optional functionality that manufacturers are encouraged to support in their Zigbee products’ application layer.

Mesh Diagram
A key component of the Zigbee protocol is the ability to support mesh networking. In a mesh network, nodes are interconnected with other nodes so that multiple pathways connect each node. Connections between nodes are dynamically updated and optimized through sophisticated, built-in mesh routing table.

Mesh networks are decentralized in nature; each node is capable of self-discovery on the network. Also, as nodes leave the network, the mesh topology allows the nodes to reconfigure routing paths based on the new network structure. The characteristics of mesh topology and ad-hoc routing provide greater stability in changing wave conditions or failure at single nodes.

Zigbee enables broad-based wave deployment of wireless networks with low-cost, low-power solutions. It provides the ability to run for years on inexpensive batteries for a host of monitoring and control applications. Smart energy/smart grid, AMR (Automatic Meter Reading), lighting controls, building automation systems, tank monitoring, HVAC control, medical devices, dbm radio, ghz wireless protocols, wireless sensor networks and fleet applications are just some of the many spaces where Zigbee technology is making significant advancements.

Digi is a member of the Zigbee Alliance and has developed a wide range of data networking solutions based on the Zigbee protocol. Digi XBee 3 is the latest in a long line of radio devices that provide an easy-to-implement solution that provides functionality to connect to a wide variety of devices with robust connectivity standards.

XBee Ecosystem

The Complete IoT Embedded Solution

Digi XBee3® Series programmable modules take smart to a whole new level. Building on industry-leading embedded technology, the Digi XBee3 Series offers design freedom with easy-to-add functionality and flexible wireless connectivity.

What Is Digi XBee?

The world-renowned XBee module is part of a family of cellular modems and RF modules that provide ultimate flexibility for IoT application developers, with three programmable form factors, and a range of popular wireless protocols. The XBee family also includes IoT gateways and management tools to connect, monitor and manage your XBee network.

With Digi XBee®, you can develop robust, high-performance connected products faster and more effectively, and get your product to market on your timeline. The complete Digi XBee ecosystem includes modules, code libraries, the award-winning tool suite, Digi XBee Tools, as well as IoT gateways and Digi Remote Manager to connect your XBee network to the Internet and perform ongoing monitoring and management.

Together, these resources help to simplify and expedite prototyping, coding and range testing to quickly add features such as GPS services and Bluetooth connectivity, build in edge functionality with MicroPython, perform mass firmware updates and more.. Pre-certified modules eliminate the pain and expense of certification. And whenever you need design and engineering assistance, Digi Wireless Design Services can help.

Simple

With easy-to-use tools, APIs, and code libraries as well as optional Bluetooth configuration and MicroPython programmability, Digi XBee is easy to develop, deploy, manage, and maintain. Get to market faster with pre-certified solutions and leverage Digi Remote Manager for cloud-based configuration and management.

Reliable

Field-hardened Digi XBee solutions are built for the long haul with industrial lifespans, harsh environments and mission-critical applications in mind. Digi XBee is trusted by global leaders in every sector, including energy, agriculture, healthcare, smart city, aerospace and Industry 4.0.

Versatile

Whether your application demands short or long-range connectivity, public or private networking, point-to-point or mesh topology, multi-regional support or alternate antenna configurations, you can count on the unmatched versatility of Digi XBee. A common platform with global certifications and hardware/software compatibility means that, with a single socket, you have access to today’s leading IoT protocols and the assurance of a future-proof design.

Secure

With Digi XBee, security is built-in. Our Digi TrustFence framework gives you the key protections you need, like secure boot, key management, and 175 more controls to protect your applications and devices from new and emerging threats. And since Digi TrustFence designs security into our embedded IoT devices, you’ll be able to adapt to new and evolving threats.

Scalable

Digi TrustFence security framework, identity, and data privacy features are built in to Digi XBee3 modules using more than 175 controls to protect against new and evolving cyber threats.

Complete

From edge computing to future migration, Digi XBee3 Series modules offer compact connectivity that can reduce costs, accelerate time to market and extend product lifecycles.

Digi International has several 900MHZ wireless technologies ready to go for the NZ market.  XBEE, Modem, M2M, Mesh and Long Distance
We are looking for clients who require OEM quantities of these products to make the RF Certification process feasible

Digi 900 MHZ Aus and NZ models

MasTec is interested to hear from engineers who have an interest in 900MHZ wireless systems.
You may have noticed that the NZ RF govt.nz group have opened the 900MHZ band to now cover from 915 to 928MHz ( with some restrictions)
We have 900MHZ wireless ready to go

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