New wireless modems and wireless Ethernet bridge

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Digi International is introducing the XTend and XStream radio frequency (RF) modems, and the XPress Ethernet Bridge. These standalone wireless modems operate within the industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) radio frequency bands and require no configuration to provide a reliable wireless link out of the box. Their outstanding receiver sensitivity provides robust communications even in the presence of interference.

The new wireless modems are based on and compatible with MaxStream's standalone radio modem product line and are complement Digi's recently launched Drop-in Networking products that provide device connectivity where wired infrastructure does not exist or satisfy customer needs.

Larry Kraft, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Digi International, comments: "We are leveraging the MaxStream acquisition to strengthen and expand our wireless product offering. As the leading provider of commercial-grade device networking, we now offer a growing array of wireless solutions spanning 3G/cellular, Wi-Fi, proprietary wireless, and ZigBee technologies."

Up to 40 mile range

Digi's XTend and XStream modems provide reliable serial cable replacement. The high-performance XTend operates at 900MHz and can provide up to 40 miles of range in line-of-sight conditions. The XStream is available in both 900MHz and 2.4GHz models and features up to 20 miles of range in ideal conditions. All are offered in industrial-grade enclosures providing extended temperature tolerance and moisture protection. XTend modems are also offered with NEMA 4 rated enclosures for use in areas with heavy and frequent exposure to moisture. The XTend and XStream families are offered with a five-year warranty.

Digi's XPress Ethernet Bridge enables customers to easily and wirelessly connect a data system to an Ethernet network when using a cable is cost-prohibitive or impractical. The XPress Ethernet Bridge operates at 900MHz and 125mW of power, providing up to 15 miles line-of-sight range and an RF data rate of 1.5Mbps. It also includes a five-year warranty.

The XTend RF modem, XStream RF modem and Xpress Ethernet Bridge are available now. For more information, visit

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