VDC Research awarded Digi
International (NASDAQ: DGII) “Embedded Software Best of Show” at
Embedded World 2012 for the Digi Application Development Kit for
Android. The kit enables rapid development of cloud connected embedded
devices using Android™ and the iDigi Connector for Android™.
“Beyond conventional mobile handsets, Android is in fact a versatile
open source framework for the development of wireless devices,” said
Jared Weiner, analyst for VDC Research’s Embedded Software and Tools
Practice. “We chose Digi because its new Android development kit can
help lower the barrier of entry for designers who wish to use Android
for their wireless product designs. The integration of the iDigi Device
Cloud is also unique because it allows organizations to create cloud
VDC Research awards “Best of Show” at each of the tradeshows it attends.
Winners are determined by expert industry analysts who walk the
tradeshow floors and visit with exhibitors to learn more about their
technologies and products. According to the show summary report, more
than 872 international companies exhibited at Embedded World 2012.
“We are honored to receive this award at one of the embedded industry’s
largest shows,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales
and marketing, Digi International. “The kit is the industry’s first
Android embedded application development kit, and with iDigi, device
manufacturers can create cloud connected devices that offer significant
product differentiation. This award demonstrates the importance of
enabling easy and cost-effective embedded Android development of cloud
The Digi Application Development Kit for Android includes the drivers
and unique Digi software extensions to easily create Android-based
applications on embedded platforms while eliminating months of tedious
driver development work. The included iDigi Connector for Android allows
customers to connect to the iDigi Device Cloud™. This allows
organizations to cloud enable their devices using a single line of
The iDigi Device Cloud offers massive scalability and instant
connectivity to network-connected devices. It provides the
infrastructure required to access and control devices over the Internet
and offers a high degree of scalability, reliability and security.
The Digi Application Development Kit for Android includes a 7” LCD
touchscreen and is ready to use out of the box. Kits are available now
for $499. Two 90-minute training sessions on the kits will be held on
Freescale booth 1607 at DESIGN West 2012. For more information, visit www.digi.com/android.
About Digi International
Digi International is making wireless M2M easy by developing reliable
products and solutions 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). For more
information, visit Digi's Web site at www.digi.com,
or call 877-912-3444.
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