Digi International and Wind River cooperate on cloud-connected wireless M2M solutions

March 28, 2012 // By Julien Happich
Digi International and Wind River will jointly deliver a new family of cloud-connected wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, the M2M Solution Builder kits, including a combination of hardware, software, cloud connectivity and access to tailored M2M development services.

This complete end-to-end solution, tailored for performance- and connectivity-driven applications, will dramatically simplify the creation of an M2M solution.

“We are excited to work closely with Wind River and Intel to create differentiated smart device solutions,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing at Digi International. “In addition, the close relationship with Wind River allows us to offer customers a complete and field-proven software solution for smart connected devices.”
“The M2M industry is in need of a complete end-to-end solution to accelerate market adoption,” said Jim Robinson, general manager, operations and marketing for intelligent systems at Intel. “Complete solutions from industry leaders like Digi and Wind River will allow developers and OEMs to quickly build connected products and cloud-enabled services with confidence.”

The M2M Solution Builder kit will integrate performance and connectivity in a fanless and compact form factor. It is suited for a wide variety of applications such as transportation, smart energy, building automation, access control, security/surveillance, m-health, digital signage, kiosks, and fixed/mobile asset tracking/management. The M2M Solution Builder kit will feature an Intel Atom processor E6204, the Wind River Linux environment with an M2M software development kit (SDK), iDigi Connector integration which allows any device to integrate easily with the iDigi Device Cloud, a proven cloud infrastructure for remote device management and cloud-based information exchange providing “Any App, Anything, Anywhere” capabilities to connected devices via Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or cellular connectivity.

Also included are Wind River Workbench, a collection of tools based on the Eclipse framework and a wide range of connectivity options, including certification to 2G/3G cellular, dual-stream 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.15.4, dual HDMI, audio, USB 2.0, internal MicroSD card slot, up to four internal PCI Express Mini Card slots, and an integrated low-power three-axis accelerometer.
As part of the kit user experience, customers will be able to exercise complete iDigi Manager Pro remote management capabilities and cloud-based desktop and mobile web dashboard