Digi Debuts Connect ME JumpStart Kit for Microsoft .NET Micro Framework

Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) introduced the Digi Connect ME JumpStart Kit for Microsoft .NET Micro Framework – the industry’s first Ethernet networking solution for .NET Micro Framework. Digi JumpStart Kits are a new breed of development kits that make it easy, fast, and economical for engineers to develop network-connected devices. The .NET Micro Framework JumpStart Kit is ideal for industrial automation, building automation, point-of-sale, medical and numerous other applications. Digi will feature this kit and other JumpStart Kits at Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley 2007, booth 2202.

“Digi was one of our earliest partners, and we have been working closely together to bring the advantages of .NET to small embedded devices,” said Colin Miller, Product Unit Manager of the .NET Micro Framework at Microsoft. “The Digi Connect ME JumpStart Kit for the .NET Micro Framework is a great starting point for opening embedded programming to the large community of software developers familiar with C# and Visual Studio. Our collaboration with Digi has been very strong and we anticipate working with them on more and more products as we continue to change the way embedded development is done for small devices.”

“We are one of only a few companies shipping kits for .NET Micro Framework, and the first for Ethernet networking,” said Joel Young, senior vice president of research and development and CTO, Digi International. “We have a strong relationship with Microsoft, and we look forward to expanding our relationship in the future.”

The Digi Connect ME JumpStart Kit for Microsoft .NET Micro Framework includes the Digi Connect ME embedded module, a development/carrier board, and samples and documentation for rapid evaluation and development. A free 180-day evaluation of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 is also available for download.

Initial kits will be available at ESC, with widespread availability by the end of April for an introductory price of $299.

About Digi International
Digi International, 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). For more information, call 877-912-3444.