Harnessing the Synergy of Innovation and 4G with Digi XBee® 3 Global LTE Cat 1 Solutions
Connectivity plays a vital role in fueling innovation in Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Leveraging almost four decades of industry expertise, Digi International continues to be a pioneer at the forefront of next-generation wireless and connected solutions. As an expansion to their comprehensive Digi XBee® portfolio, Digi XBee® 3 Global LTE CAT 1 smart modems are groundbreaking, pre-certified solutions that streamline the process of integrating cellular connectivity into original equipment manufacturer (OEM) devices and IoT gateways. Offering cutting-edge technology and user-friendly features, these modules stand out as a catalyst for rapid product development and deployment.
Tailored for Specific IoT Needs
Renowned for their flexibility, Digi XBee 3 Global LTE CAT 1 smart modems offer reliable 4G LTE connectivity tailored for moderate bandwidth needs (typically below 25 MB per month) and economical IoT applications. These modems, featuring 2G/3G fallback, ensure seamless operation even in regions without 4G LTE coverage. With pre-certification and the ability to seamlessly switch between wireless protocols and frequencies, Digi XBee 3 Global LTE Cat 1 modules remain at the forefront. Moreover, they are equipped with GNSS support to enhance their capabilities.
Holistic Management and Robust Security
Comprehensive management and fortified security form the cornerstone of Digi XBee 3 Global LTE Cat 1 modules. With the integration of Digi Remote Manager®, users can seamlessly configure and control these modules from a centralized platform. Digi RM can also monitor device configurations for tampering and remediate issues. Elevating this security paradigm is the embedded Digi TrustFence® security framework, which augments protection, ensuring an impervious shield against emerging cyber threats.
Simplified Development and Connectivity
Another distinguishing feature setting XBee 3 LTE CAT 1 solutions apart is a streamlined approach to programming. Unlike many competing products that commonly employ C as the programming language for microcontrollers, Digi XBee 3 LTE CAT 1 modems introduce a convenient, simplified C library. This library effectively transitions XBee API frames to a more intuitive function-based code structure. This design leads to substantial benefits, significantly reducing the coding workload and technical expertise needed for successful application development.
Digi XBee® 3 Global LTE CAT 1 Key Features
- Integrated MicroPython programmability enables custom scripting directly on the modem
- 2G and 3G fallback and GNSS for accurate location services
- Transparent and API modes simplify software design
- MQTT support for Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS
- FCC certified and end-device certified with major carriers
- Direct USB for an easy PPP integration option
- Integrated with the Digi TrustFence security framework
- Manage with Digi XBee Studio and Digi Remote Manager
- Bluetooth LE for beaconing, connecting to sensors and local configuration using the Digi XBee Mobile App
- Includes SIM, ready to activate and begin using
- Moderate bandwidth (typically less than 25 MB per month) IoT applications
- Low-cost IoT applications
Digi XBee® 3 Global LTE CAT 1 Development Solutions
The Digi XBee 3 Global LTE CAT 1 Development Kit presents OEMs with an efficient solution to seamlessly integrate cellular connectivity into their devices. Leveraging the strength and versatility of the Digi XBee Ecosystem alongside advanced LTE cellular technology, this kit expedites the incorporation of cutting-edge LTE cellular capabilities into applications to bypass the costly, time-consuming FCC and carrier end-device certification processes. Through comprehensive step-by-step instructions, the kit enables the assembly of components to establish robust, low-power cellular communication for devices like sensors and monitoring systems, utilizing Digi XBee 3 Global LTE CAT 1 embedded modems.
With each kit featuring three months of pre-activated cellular data service, developers can devote more time to focus on prototyping and product development. Designed for various audiences, this kit is an optimal solution for anyone seeking to dive into embedded cellular integration. Each development kit includes:
- Digi XBee 3 Global LTE Cat 1 embedded modem
- Digi XBee 3 Development Board
- SIM card for LTE Cat 1 cellular service out of the box
- 3 months of free cellular service
- Free schematic review by Digi WDS
- Antennas and power cable
Additionally, Digi provides an independent XBee 3 development board option for developers and OEMs who already possess a modem but require a separate board.
Digi XBee 3 Global LTE CAT 1 modules are an integral component of the expansive Digi XBee Ecosystem, which encompasses wireless modules, adapters, tools, and software. This ecosystem is strategically engineered to accelerate the entire product and application development lifecycle, including design, deployment, and management. Combining exceptional features and versatile application with a commitment to simplifying connectivity, Digi XBee 3 Global LTE CAT 1 modules represent a significant leap forward in the world of IoT connectivity.
Not sure which Digi XBee 3 Global LTE CAT 1 solution is right for your IoT development needs? Our knowledgeable team of applications engineers are experts in wireless design and are available to assist you in finding the ideal Digi XBee solution for your design.
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