Digi Releases Dual Purpose Kvm Over Ip, Console Management Device

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Digi Releases Dual Purpose KVM over IP, Console Management Device


MINNETONKA, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


New Digi Passport(R) I-KVM expands Digi's industry leading line of console servers


    Digi International (Nasdaq: DGII) today introduced the Digi Passport I-KVM, a pocket-sized,

cost effective tool that allows IT personnel to easily manage remote servers and remote network

equipment.  The Digi Passport I-KVM provides KVM over IP and console management

functionality allowing users to manage remote servers via KVM over IP while simultaneously

managing another device like a router through a serial console port.  It is ideal for accessing and

managing servers and network equipment at remote locations such as remote offices, remote

retail locations and remote educational/lab facilities.  It is also ideal for managing equipment

housed at hosting companies and for cost-effectively IP enabling analog KVMs. 




    Loyola College's IT department uses the Digi Passport I-KVM to manage a server in a closet

located in a remote building on its campus.  Patrick Reavey, senior systems engineer for

Loyola, comments:  "We can see a lot of uses for this device throughout our campus.  The low

cost and scalability will allow us to add more units as needed.   It was very easy to set up and

has proven extremely reliable.  We also no longer need to conduct regular site visits to manage

the server.  This has saved us time and made us more efficient." 


    "The Digi Passport I-KVM can dramatically reduce maintenance costs by eliminating the need

for on-site service of remote servers," said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and

marketing, Digi International.  "Everything can now be done remotely through a laptop or

anywhere an Internet connection is available.  It also allows users to easily IP-enable their

existing analog KVM equipment.  This gives users remote access for a small price and allows

them to keep their existing analog boxes."


    The Digi Passport I-KVM features automatic adaptive compression for efficient network

bandwidth use.  It uses up to 100 percent less bandwidth than other KVM solutions providing

lower network overhead and a better user experience.  Users can easily access the Digi

Passport I-KVM over the network, the Internet, through industry-standard free virtual network

computing (VNC) viewers or handheld devices like an iPhone.  No proprietary software is

needed, and there are no additional software fees.  Additionally, the Digi Passport I-KVM

features virtual media support to transfer files to remote servers.  This allows IT personnel to

install fixes and patches or load new software remotely by transferring the data over the

network.  


    The Digi Passport I-KVM is a highly scalable product featuring daisy-chain Ethernet and

daisy-chain power.  Users can simply add Digi Passport I-KVMs as necessary eliminating the

need for expensive multi-port devices.  Up to eight Digi Passport I-KVMs can be cascaded using

only one Ethernet switch port and one power supply.

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     The Digi Passport I-KVM features one KVM/IP port and one console server port.  It also

includes strong security including AES encryption and RSA 2049 bit public key for video access. 

Additionally, the Digi Passport I-KVM features non-blocked access using Web browser or free

VNC viewers, and remote user authentication support for LDAP, RADIUS, TACACS+ and

Kerberos. 

 

    The Digi Passport I-KVM is available now with prices beginning at $559.  For more

information, please visit http://www.digi.com/i-kvm .  

  

    About Digi International


    Digi International, the leader in device networking for business, develops reliable products

and technologies to connect and securely manage local or remote electronic devices over the

network or via the web.  Digi offers the highest levels of performance, flexibility and quality, and

markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators

and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).  For more information, visit Digi's Web site at

http://www.digi.com , or call +852-2833-1008.


    All brand names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their

respective companies.


    Press Contacts:


     Kylie Chan

     Channel Marketing Manager, Asia Pacific 

     Digi International    

     Tel:   +852-2833-1008

     Fax:   +852-2572-9989 

     Email: kylie.chan@digi.com


SOURCE: Digi International


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