The ConnectPort X4, from Digi International (NASDAQ:DGII), is a cost effective wireless gateway designed to link ZigBee/802.15.4 device networks with IP networks over cellular, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet connections. The ConnectPort X4 is the latest addition to Digi’s Drop-in Networking product line, a combination of hardware components and software tools for network-enabling commercial grade devices where wired infrastructure does not exist or does not satisfy customer needs. The multi-function ConnectPort X4 provides ZigBee-to-cellular, ZigBee-to-Wi-Fi or ZigBee-to-Ethernet connectivity.
The ConnectPort X4 provides full network flexibility including ZigBee/802.15.4, cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity. It supports a broad set of cellular options including HSDPA, Edge, GPRS, 1XRTT and EV-DO. In addition, the ConnectPort X4 features a USB port for expanded connectivity to devices like Digi’s Watchport® camera. A model is also offered that features an industrial grade NEMA 4/IP66 enclosure with Class 1, Division 2 certification for outdoor applications like tank monitoring, precision irrigation control and automated metering infrastructure (AMI).
The ConnectPort X4 features a native Python engine for programmability. Python is an object based, open-source programming language for developing customized controlling applications and can be adopted and applied by both embedded developers and Web developers alike. The ConnectPort X4 also includes the Digi Connectware® Manager network management platform which provides a one-to-many interface for network configuration and maintenance.
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