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Wall Socket-Mounted Router Eases Deployment, Extension Of ZigBee Networks

By simply plugging the XBee wall router into a standard wall power outlet, users can expand the range of their ZigBee networks. The XBee is a building block for self-healing ZigBee networks and well-suited for creating robust Drop-in Networks. It’s designed to act as a repeater to patch areas within a ZigBee network where signal erosion or loss occurs due to distance limitations or air interference. It also creates multiple pathways, increasing the redundancy of mesh communications to ensure maximum network reliability. The router can be used with the company’s ConnectPort X gateways, XBee embedded modules, XBee adapters, or XBee sensors to “drop-in” end-to-end device networks without the need for a wired network infrastructure. It includes two environmental sensors for temperature and light that allow customers using the ConnectPort X gateway to receive data for environmental monitoring and control. It also features a built-in mounting tab that allows the wall router to be securely screwed into standard wall sockets using the existing mounting screw hole. This prevents accidental unplugging of the device and reduces the risk of theft or vandalism. The XBee wall router is available now for $79 MSRP. DIGI INTERNATIONAL, Minnetonka, MN. (877) 912-3444.


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