Digi introduces smart wireless module to futureproof IoT design

Certified kits from Digi are designed to help futureproof IoT hardware designs. The XBee3 Cellular LTE-M smart wireless module supports seamless switching between frequencies, bands and protocols.

The  XBee3 Cellular LTE-M development kits feature Digi’s next-generation smart cellular modem. This LTE-M certification allows Digi to bring one of the first LPWAN, software-defined technology-agile modems capable of offering Cat-M or NB-IoT on a single, compact footprint. The additional certification of Digi XBee3 Cellular NB-IoT is expected in October 2018.

The customer-configurable kit allows developers to standardise and futureproof their IoT designs by simply changing modems and SIMs. This allows them to leverage different wireless protocols without having to redesign hardware for different regions or applications.

The Digi XBee3 Cellular LTE-M smart modem is integrated into the development kit via a 20-pin Digi XBee socket, allowing for connectivity via millions of sockets already deployed around the globe, claims Digi. The module can also be easily configured and controlled from a centralized platform such as the Digi Remote Manager.

The Digi XBee3 Cellular LTE-M modem is supported by Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT Core. It has built-in Digi TrustFence security. The module’s identity and data privacy features use more than 175 controls to protect against new and evolving cyber threats. It also provides the tools to secure connected devices, including data in motion with TLS 1.2 encryption and bi-directional authentication – required for AWS IoT connectivity.

The Digi XBee3 Cellular LTE-M smart modem development kit is now available for evaluation and testing. The kit includes one Digi XBee3 Cellular LTE-M embedded modem, one XBee3 development board, one active SIM, up to six months of free cellular service, antennae and power supply, and Digi’s full library of documentation and examples.

Digi International provides IoT and M2M connectivity products and services. It helps 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.