Digi Adds Low Profile Card and Compact Box Options to USB Solutions

11/12/2004 - Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII), the leader in Connectware, announced the addition of four new products to its USB Plus Series of powered USB connectivity solutions, including the Hubport/4c+, a new compact hub with four USB PlusPower ports and the Hubport/PCI+ LP family - three new low profile PCI cards with USB PlusPower ports. The USB Plus Series is the most extensive line of powered USB connectivity solutions available and is designed to simplify retail operations by allowing powered USB peripheral devices to be used with a standard, low-cost PC. The USB Plus Series saves space and simplifies system architecture by eliminating power supply bricks for USB devices.

"We now offer the broadest family of powered USB connectivity products in the industry," said Stephen Popovich, general manager and vice president of Inside Out Networks, a division of Digi International. "The new low profile PCI cards enable powered USB deployment in even smaller PC platforms to further reduce space requirements in retail applications. The Hubport/4c+ also minimizes the space necessary for providing powered USB via an external hub."

The USB Plus Series makes it easy to add powered USB ports to a standard, low-cost PC, transforming a basic, small footprint PC into a high-performance retail system. The USB Plus Series is the only powered USB connectivity solution that features power management capabilities. This enables technicians to monitor voltage and turn on and off individual powered USB ports, allowing end users to safely and easily disconnect and reconnect high-wattage devices like printers, bar code scanners and signature capture devices. Available in card and external hub solutions, each product offers four powered USB ports that are compatible with both standard and powered USB devices.

ScanSource, Inc., {NASDAQ: SCSC}, the leading international value-added distributor of specialty technology products, offers Digi's complete line of USB Plus Series of powered USB connectivity solutions. By purchasing these products through ScanSource, resellers can access the value-added services ScanSource offers, including training, education, technical support, partner marketing, e-commerce solutions and system integration.

"Digi is the leading provider of device networking technology and its products solve many of the connectivity issues our customers face in today's retail environment," said Paul Constantine, vice president of merchandising, ScanSource. "Expansion of our Digi product offerings enables us to better serve our customers and ease their implementation and maintenance of retail solutions."

For more information about USB PlusPower technology, commonly referred to as powered USB, please visit www.usbpluspower.org.

About Digi International
Digi International, based in Minneapolis, is the leader in Connectware and makes device networking easy by developing products and technologies that are cost effective and easy to use. Digi markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

About ScanSource, Inc.
ScanSource, Inc. is a leading international distributor of specialty technology products, including automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) and point-of-sale (POS) products through its ScanSource sales unit; Avaya voice, data and converged communications products through its Catalyst Telecom sales unit; communications products from Intel and NEC through its Paracon sales unit; and electronic security products through its ScanSource Security Distribution unit.

The Company serves the North America marketplace and has an international segment, which sells AIDC and POS products in Latin America and Europe. Founded in 1992, the Company markets products from more than 80 technology manufacturers to over 15,000 value-added technology resellers and is committed to empowering them with tools and services designed to help them grow. For more information, call the toll-free sales telephone number at 800.944.2432 or visit www.scansource.com.

For more information, visit Digi's Web site at www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444.

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