eConais Broadens Digi-Key’s Wireless Product Offering

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with eConais, a technology leader in embedded, ultra-low power, miniature Wi-Fi module solutions for the Internet of Things.

Launched in August of 2010 by a team of veteran engineers with substantial experience in all aspects of Wi-Fi product development, eConais manufactures easy-to-use modules and software development kits. These products enable customers to leverage the globally installed base of Wi-Fi access points and smartphones to create connected products for healthcare, smart energy and control/monitoring in industrial, commercial and residential markets.

“You can’t look anywhere in the embedded space today without seeing references to the Internet of Things,” said Mark Zack, Vice President of Global Semiconductor Product at Digi-Key. “The robust and cost-efficient, ‘WiSmart’ Wi-Fi modules manufactured by eConais are ideally placed to effectively serve this market, expanding Digi-Key’s support of the Internet of Things and providing excellent value for our customers. We are excited to offer these products to our global customers.”

eConais’ drop-in modules are ideal for a wide array of application areas, including industrial and commercial automation, audio, wireless sensor networks, or any area with a need for embedded Wi-Fi.

“Digi-Key is a world leader and innovator in global design support, logistic capabilities and customer service,” said Chris Dingley, eConais Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “This exclusive global agreement with Digi-Key is extremely significant for eConais. This is a key step in building a world-class sales organization to provide customers with instant access to our solutions while expanding the brand of eConais on a global scale.”

“WiSmart” Wi-Fi modules and development kits from eConais are now available for immediate shipment by visiting http://www.digikey.com and/or calling 800-344-4539.

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