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Digi International’s IX20 Replaces the Digi WR21

Savannah Cuthbert in Blogs on November 16, 2021

About Savannah Cuthbert

Savannah Cuthbert is part of the Digital Marketing team at Symmetry Electronics. She has a Bachelor’s in Marketing from California State University, San Marcos and specializes in content strategy, copywriting, and social media planning. Using a focused approach, Savannah leverages her broad marketing experience to develop articles that showcase unique industry insights.

After 10 years, Digi International has discontinued their TransPort WR series cellular routers. Offering a comparable replacement, the new DAL-based Industrial Series (IX) offers flexible power and connectivity options for diverse applications. The IX series  delivers a variety of key improvements, including updates to the routers’ H/W and S/W:

  • Thermal design - Heat sinks built into enclosure allowing for long-term exposure to challenging environmental conditions
  • Performance - Ethernet to Cellular performance, 95 Mbps
  • Upgradable CORE® modem - Update to LTE-M or 5G networks
  • Digi Accelerated Linux operating system (DAL OS)
  • Diverse mounting options - Tabletop and comes with DIN mounts to attach to other surfaces

Key Features and Benefits of Digi’s IX Series Routers

The IX series offers a robust next-generation interface in a compact package, with the following key features and benefits:

  • Compact and economical cellular routing platform with industrial feature set
  • Redundant connectivity with dual SIMs and Digi SureLink®
  • Global bands and single part number to simplify global distribution, deployment and management
  • Built-in Digi TrustFence® for device security, device identity and data privacy
  • Digi Remote Manager® software for easy setup, mass configuration and management
  • Dual Ethernet ports and single serial (RS-232) port

Optimal Applications for IX Series Industrial Routers

The Digi IX series can scale from basic connectivity applications to industrial-class routing and security solutions, with common applications including:

  • Industrial infrastructure
  • Digital signage
  • Retail kiosks
  • lService terminals
  • Critical assets with a need for secure transactions

For additional information on how to successfully transition from the Digi WR21 to the Digi IX20, Refer to our Replacing the Digi Discontinued WR21 Cellular Router guide.

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Savannah Cuthbert in Blogs on November 16, 2021

About Savannah Cuthbert

Savannah Cuthbert is part of the Digital Marketing team at Symmetry Electronics. She has a Bachelor’s in Marketing from California State University, San Marcos and specializes in content strategy, copywriting, and social media planning. Using a focused approach, Savannah leverages her broad marketing experience to develop articles that showcase unique industry insights.

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