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MaxStream Announces New Mesh-Enabled ZigBee Module


MaxStream®, a Digi International® brand (NASDAQ:DGII), announced today the addition of the XBee™ Series 2 ZigBee® module. Leading the market in easy-to-use embedded ZigBee technology, MaxStream further strengthens its leadership position by adding a module that includes full mesh networking capabilities.

“The XBee Series 2 module features the reliable functionality and ease of use OEMs and systems integrators have come to expect from MaxStream,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Digi International. “The addition of this new ZigBee module continues our push into a breadth of embedded wireless technologies.”

In addition to full self-discovery/self-healing mesh networking, the 2.4 GHz XBee Series 2 supports coordinators, routers and end devices, as well as low power sleep modes. Based on the Ember EM250™ system-on-chip, the FCC-pending XBee Series 2 features a 16-bit microprocessor, 128kb Flash memory, and four different antenna options (chip antenna, wire whip, U.FL connector, RPSMA connector). MaxStream’s X-CTU software allows network designers to easily test and configure ZigBee networks, including node recognition and network management tools.

“MaxStream products are known for being reliable and easy to use, which is critical for customers who need to wirelessly monitor and control electronic devices. That’s why we partnered with them,” said Nick Finamore, Ember vice president of sales & business development. “Ember’s EM250 SoC and EmberZNet software set the benchmark for ZigBee platform performance. MaxStream products together with Ember’s proven ZigBee technology will enable new applications, and help customers bring products to market quicker.”

The XBee Series 2 modules will be on display beginning today at the Embedded Systems Conference at booth 2202. Development kits will be available starting at the end of April at a price of $339.


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