Electronic Design

Wireless Gateway Makes Building A Point-To-Point Multipoint ZigBee Network Easy

The IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee wireless standards provide a way to build inexpensive wireless sensor and control networks using available chip sets and modules. But building the gateway that lets these networks talk over the Internet or via the cellular networks is a huge part of creating such a network.

Digi International has the answer to this problem in its ConnectPort X gateway. It offers an off-the-shelf intellectual property (IP) connectivity solution for 802.15.4 and ZigBee users and eliminates the cost and burden of designing and certifying a proprietary device.

Digi is widely known for its popular XBee and XBee-PRO embedded wireless modules using 802.15.4 and ZigBee standards. These modules make it fast and easy to build point-to-multipoint networks that let you enable distributed groups of electronic and electromechanical devices to connect to the Internet, where they can be monitored and controlled remotely.

The ConnectPort X gateway provides IP connectivity to the wireless network over cellular, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet, allowing you to build fully wireless networks of data loggers and other devices without a wired network infrastructure. It offers very low latency for applications where predictable response times are essential.

Besides the XBee and XBee-PRO wireless modules, Digi offers a wide range of adapters and development kits to speed and simplify wireless network development and deployment. Its Drop-in Networking Kit lets you quickly build a proof-of-concept system for evaluation.

Digi International


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