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    Posted: Nov/28/2012 at 9:59am

New XBee-PRO 900HP Wireless Module with 28-Mile Range Offers Three Times the Range of Comparably Priced Solutions


-Wireless module connects remote devices to the iDigi Device Cloud for quick application integration and remote device management-


MINNETONKA, Minn. (Nov. 28, 2012) Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today launched the XBee-PRO® 900HP, a best-in-class 900 MHz wireless module that offers up to 28 miles line of sight range more than three times the range of comparably priced modules.  When coupled with a ConnectPort X gateway, customers can integrate XBee-PRO 900HP end points into their applications easily using the iDigi® Device Cloud.  The XBee-PRO 900HP also supports over-the-air firmware updates, which can be done quickly and easily via the iDigi Device Cloud.

The XBee-PRO 900HP is ideal for extended-range applications such as field irrigation, tank monitoring, street lighting control, energy distribution automation and other applications,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Digi International.  “With the iDigi Device Cloud, customers can deploy and maintain XBee-PRO 900HP end points easily and efficiently.” 

The XBee-PRO 900HP features data rates of up to 200 Kbps.  It includes a patent-pending channel selectivity algorithm allowing the module to discern between desired and undesired channel communications quickly, which increases throughput, interference immunity and battery life.  Additionally, the module features a software selectable channel mask for clear channel operation and advanced sleep modes to enable efficient battery usage in battery powered applications. 

The XBee-PRO 900HP can be configured and maintained easily through the iDigi Device Cloud when coupled with a ConnectPort X gateway.  The iDigi Device Cloud provides the infrastructure required to access, control, configure and upgrade unlimited devices securely over the Internet. 

XBee products are easy to use and share a common hardware footprint.  Available in a variety of protocols for different applications, one XBee can be substituted for another with minimal development time or risk.  XBee modules are pre-certified for use in multiple countries, further reducing development costs.

The XBee-PRO 900HP is available now for $39 MSRP.  Compatible ConnectPort X gateways for iDigi Device Cloud connectivity will be available in Q2 2013.  For more information, visit  For more information about the iDigi Device Cloud, visit

About Digi International

Digi International is the M2M solutions expert, combining products and services as end-to-end solutions to drive business efficiencies. Digi provides the industrys broadest range of wireless products, a cloud computing platform tailored for devices and development services to help customers get to market fast with wireless devices and applications.  Digis entire solution set is tailored to allow any device to communicate with any application, anywhere in the world.  For more information, visit Digi's website at, or call 877-912-3444.

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Interesting applications.
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Originally posted by John Beagle John Beagle wrote:

 ... up to 28 miles line of sight range 

28 miles is really nice if you have a couple of 100ft towers laying around. 

Otherwise, even on the flattest ground you have ever seen the curve of the earth is going to throw a curve into your line of sight wireless plans. 
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