Daily Archives: August 14, 2017

Digi International Introduces Patented Data Logger As Part of Its SafeTemps Solution for Transporting Perishable Goods

Always-on, Smart Device-friendly Data Logger Dramatically Simplifies Use While Improving Data Capture for Supply Chain

MINNETONKA, Minnesota and NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII), (www.digi.com), a leading global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, today announced the immediate availability of its patented Digi Data Logger, a breakthrough wireless temperature monitoring and tracking solution for shipping perishable goods. The Digi Data Logger, which is attached to the shipment packaging or pallet, or placed in direct contact with the product, reduces risk of both machine and human error with real-time temperature monitoring and tracking via an always-on sensor and up to six months of onboard storage.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_owlqhbvn/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

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The new Digi Data Logger is now offered as part of a subscription-based Digi SafeTemps™ solution, which is comprised of wireless sensors, gateways and software that allow temperature data to be monitored, logged and retrieved independent of the mode of transport. Data transmission is capable of adjusting to various environments to take advantage of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or LTE/3G cellular networks. Hardware and software are included as part of the subscription, requiring no capital expense.

The addition of on-product monitoring to the Digi SafeTemps solution provides a single source of consistent, accurate real-time temperature monitoring for both cooling zones and perishable products themselves throughout the entire transport chain – from the warehouse, to the trailer and third-party shippers, to the yard where pallets of goods are routed.

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This level of temperature monitoring is especially critical given regulations from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Vaccine Storage and Handling Best Practices, which require in-transit temperature monitoring to protect the public from contaminated food or compromised vaccines.

As a sensor comes into range of the Digi gateway, or a smart device with an authorized Digi SafeTemps application, real-time visibility data becomes immediately available. The data is processed generating an approval or warning based on the required temperature parameters of the shipment. Upon arrival, the Digi Data Logger does not rely on manual upload and analysis of data; the clearly labeled Data Logger is simply pulled from the crate or pallet initiating a motion-sensed trigger to automatically transmit all recorded information to upload. Data transmission automatically adjusts to various environments to take advantage of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or LTE/3G cellular networks.

“Product quality and adhering to mandated food and medical product safety requirements while in transit is a major focus in the transportation of perishable goods,” said Kevin C. Riley, chief operating officer of Digi International. “Digi Data Logger removes uncertainty within the supply chain, and with its addition, Digi now offers a state-of-the-art solution to help ensure product safety for perishables in transit, from pre-cool to proof of delivery.”

For more information, please visit http://www.digi.com/pr/safetemps.

About Digi International
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) is a leading global provider of business and mission-critical machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services. We help our customers create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security, relentless reliability and bulletproof performance. Founded in 1985, we’ve helped our customers connect over 100 million things, and growing. For more information, visit Digi’s website at www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).

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Digi International Ships Digi XBee SX 868 Sub-GHz Radio Module For EMEA

Delivers Superior Long Range Connectivity, Low-Power Operation, and Industry-Leading Interference Immunity for Industrial IoT Applications

MINNETONKA, Minnesota, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com), a leading global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, today announced the immediate availability of the Digi XBee® SX 868, a surface mount (SMT) radio communication module with industry-leading interference blocking for noisy wireless environments. Deployable in several regions throughout the world and with pre-certification for EU countries, the module offers extremely reliable long-range, low-data rate connectivity for industrial IoT applications such as agriculture, heavy equipment, transportation, and energy/utilities.

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The compact SMT module, measuring about 22 x 34 mm, operates in the 863 – 870 MHz frequency band (K, L, M, N, Q/R) and combines tuned Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filtering as well as intelligent Listen Before Talk / Adaptive Frequency Agility (LBT/AFA) technology to avoid connectivity issues caused by external radio interference. The patented frequency scan occurs automatically without performance impact by listening to the radio environment before any transmission starts, automatically shifting to a new channel when a interference source is detected.

The Digi XBee SX 868 offers software-selectable data rates up to 80 Kbps, strong 128-bit AES encryption for data privacy, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communication, repeater mode, and the patented DigiMesh® protocol option with advanced networking features such as self-healing network configurations, sleeping routers, and high-density mesh network configurations. DigiMesh also allows nodes to both route data and enter low-power states, optimizing the power profile of the entire mesh network.

Digi’s easy-to-use RF management and configuration tool XCTU™ dramatically simplifies development and deployment of wireless networks based on Digi XBee technology, including robust and scalable Over-The-Air (OTA) firmware update capabilities.

“The Digi XBee SX 868 Sub-GHz radio module delivers continued innovation of a proven technology and strong security in a small, low profile form factor,” said Mike Rohrmoser, senior director of product management, embedded systems and RF connectivity at Digi International. “It provides sub 2 µA sleep modes, excellent receive sensitivity, and exceptional performance with a  theoretical line-of-sight range of up to 14.5 km using standard antennas. The module’s advanced immunity in challenging wireless environments, including problematic interference issues caused by public cellular networks, makes it the ideal choice for industrial IoT applications demanding reliable communication at all times.”

The Digi XBee SX 868 module is now available for purchase through Digi’s global network of authorized distributors for as low as $19.51 (MSRP) in 1k volume quantities. The module is available in a variant containing an on-module standard U.FL antenna connector, as well as a variant containing a surface mount antenna pad for high-vibration or customized applications. Development kits are available for $199 (MSRP). For more information, please visit: http://www.digi.com/pr/xbee-sx-868.

About Digi International
Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) is a leading global provider of business and mission-critical machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services. We help our customers create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security, relentless reliability and bulletproof performance. Founded in 1985, we’ve helped our customers connect over 100 million things, and growing. For more information, visit Digi’s website at www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).

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South Africa: Operational Successes Nets 169 Suspects

Several successful operations were conducted over the past weekend, which yielded good results and led to the arrest of 169 suspects in the Uitenhage Cluster. These operations were conducted in line with our Back to Basics approach to policing and in order to accomplish our vision and mission. The suspects were arrested for crimes ranging from rape, robbery, housebreaking and theft, possession of drugs, possession of suspected stolen property, burglary, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm and theft. A total of 37 traffic fines were issued, valued at more than R18 500-00. Five (5) persons were arrested for driving under the influence of liquor.

The South African Police Service wants to encourage the community to work with the SAPS in reducing crime and they appeal to the community to provide valuable information that will lead to the arrest of suspects involved in crime. Let us share information and support each other in the fight against crime.

Source: South African Police Service

President Zuma signs SIU Proclamation on the Department of Correctional Services and the Independent Development Trust procurement

President Jacob Zuma has in terms of section 2 (2) of the Special Investigating Unit and Special Tribunals Act, 1996, authorised the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate certain matters in respect of the procurement matters of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and the Independent Development Trust (IDT).

The Proclamation authorises the SIU to investigate the following allegations:

. The procurement of fencing and associated security works including the appointment of professional consultants by DCS and IDT and payment made in respect therefore in a manner that was not fair, equitable, transparent, competitive;

. Non-performance by the service providers and professional consultants appointed by DCS and IDT for the fencing and associated security works;

. Serious maladministration in connection with the affairs of the State Institutions;

. Improper or unlawful conduct by officials or employees of the State Institutions;

. Unlawful appropriation or expenditure of public money or property;

. Unlawful, irregular or unapproved acquisitive act, transaction, measure or practice having a bearing upon State property;

. Intentional or negligent loss of public money;

. Unlawful or improper conduct by any person, which has caused or many cause serious harm to the interests of the public or any category thereof.

Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa

Plan to break the cycle of economic dependence

A joint skills, training and economic opportunity programme in the Western Cape is expected to help abused women break the cycle of economic dependence from their abusers.

Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz and Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde launched the Women’s Empowerment Initiative on Friday during a joint visit to the Sister Incorporated shelter for women.

The initiative will provide skills, training and economic opportunities to 310 women currently with the departments’ 16 funded shelters for abused women.

A referral pathway will be developed through the Department of Social Development’s Victim Empowerment Programme (VEP).

Through this joint initiative, the Western Cape Government seeks to help abused women to become economically independent from the very persons who may be abusing them.

The initiative will achieve this by empowering women with the skills and training that enables them to find employment or start their own businesses.

The Departments of Economic Development and Tourism and Agriculture will establish a link to Social Development and the network of shelters.

Speaking at the launch, MEC Winde said this partnership will create a pathway to economic opportunities for women at shelters.

He said their number one goal is the creation of opportunities for growth and jobs, adding that they are committed to expanding access to the departments’ programmes to all residents.

Through this initiative, I would like to see us connecting more residents to facilities such as our Barn Khayelitsha and the ICAN (Interactive Community Access Network) centre in Elsies River.

To ensure that aspiring businesswomen have access to the support they need, we will also link them to our Emerging Business Support Programme. It is my hope that we are able to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the women and their families, Winde said.

The Department of Social Development has a growing network of 16 funded shelters across the province, and invests R31.7 million in services for victims of gender-based violence and human trafficking.

Gender-based violence victims can call the toll free number on 0800 428 428 (0800 GBV GBV) and will be able to speak to a social worker for assistance and counselling. Callers can also request a social worker from the command centre to contact them by dialling *120*7867# (free) from a cell phone.

Source: South African Government News Agency