Digi industrial router tackles asset monitoring and retail

  • November 11, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

IoT connectivity provider Digi has added the IX10 industrial router to its industrial cellular router family for infrastructure environments, including digital signage, critical asset monitoring and unattended retail.

The IX10’s feature set includes manageability, security, reliability and network intelligence in a rugged form factor for remote assets located in geographically dispersed locations and harsh industrial environments.

The router integrates with Remote Manager, the firm’s device management cloud platform that unlocks the potential of the IoT. Remote Manager adds visibility into mission-critical assets along with group configuration, monitoring and control of thousands of devices through a single console or integration into enterprise systems through available APIs.

In addition, the IX10 provides in-depth traffic analysis and bandwidth monitoring through NetFlow, while enhancing device security and identity and data privacy through TrustFence, Digi’s built-in security framework.

The IX10 has global LTE Cat-4 connectivity in a single SKU reducing the need for users to maintain regional variants. It will support RS232 and 485 for out-of-band management scenarios, as well as Modbus for use within industrial settings such as utility meters and reclosers, oilfield applications, and industrial automation.

Through dual SIM slots and Digi SureLink, it provides reliable cellular connections with fast failover to maintain uptime via multiple cellular carriers.

“Industrial and distributed IoT applications are a core focus for Digi,” said Randall Kerr, director of product management at Minnesota-based Digi. “The IX10 extends our commitment to providing best-in-class capabilities matching specific customer needs. With the IX product family, we can respond to a broad range of industrial IoT network challenges while ensuring reliability, security and manageability.”

This product comes on the heels of the IX20 launch, demonstrating the company’s commitment to providing a suite of products that matches user needs and addresses complex connectivity challenges. The family of routers supports numerous industries, including industrial settings, transportation, traffic management and emergency response.

The IX10 is available now in the USA, Canada, Europe and countries that honour CE, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Colombia. Certifications are ongoing for Mexico, Brazil, Singapore and Malaysia, and are expected to be finalised by mid-next year.

Digi provides business and mission-critical IoT connectivity products to deploy, monitor and manage critical communications infrastructures and compliance standards in demanding environments with high levels of security. Founded in 1985, Digit has helped connect more than 100 million things.