Wireless Applications

Axeda and Digi Partner for Wireless Remote Service

February 26, 2008

End-to-end solution establishes new model for servicing mobile, isolated, and non-connected assets.


FOXBORO, MA and MINNETONKA, MN /PRNewswire/ -- Axeda Corp., the secure remote service and support company, and Digi International, the leader in device networking for business, have partnered to provide an end-to-end solution for connecting and remotely servicing intelligent devices where wireline infrastructure is unavailable or cost prohibitive.

With this partnership, Axeda and Digi combine Digi Drop-in Networking components with the Axeda remote service platform to enable manufacturers and service providers to reduce service costs by actively managing mobile and isolated assets.

"There is a universe of devices that cannot be easily connected for cost-effective remote service," said Dale Calder, president and CEO, Axeda. "With this partnership, Axeda and Digi have radically simplified the process of connecting mobile and isolated assets to the enterprise, delivering Axeda ServiceLink remote service capabilities to these systems."

Together, Axeda and Digi will expand the base of customers that can now take advantage of the inherent benefits of secure remote service . benefits that include increased revenue through product differentiation and higher value service contracts -- all delivered at lower cost.

"Axeda is a valuable addition to the Drop-in Networking community," said Joseph Dunsmore CEO, Digi International. "The Axeda ServiceLink solution enables our customers to leverage the data they collect from their assets and turn it into actionable information."

Digi Drop-in Networking solutions include ZigBee/802.15.4 wireless mesh gateways, adapters, modules, extenders, and environmental sensors, as well as RF-based serial and Ethernet cable replacement products. These products can be used to connect or network-enable electronic devices and sensors where no wired networking infrastructure exists, where access to an existing network is prohibited, or when laying cable is impractical or cost prohibitive.

Live Demonstration
A demonstration of the integrated Axeda and Digi solution is on display this week at IQPC's "Implementing Smart Remote Services Conference" in San Diego. For more information, visit Axeda's Events page.

About Axeda
Axeda Corp. delivers secure remote service and support capabilities to some of the world's leading manufacturing companies and large enterprises. The award-winning Axeda ServiceLink solution helps companies, including Abbott Laboratories, Diebold and EMC, proactively service and support products to drive optimal uptime at the lowest possible cost, while enabling enterprises to effectively secure, control and track all remote access to critical data centers. In 2006, Axeda became the first and only remote service application provider to receive the prestigious VeriSign Security Certification. Axeda Corp. is a privately held company headquartered in Foxboro, MA.

About Digi International
Digi International (NASDAQ:DGII) , the leader in device networking for business, develops reliable products and technologies 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).


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