M2M product designer Digi International, and distributor Digi-Key Electronics (not otherwise connected than by coincidence of names) offer the Digi XBee Wireless Connectivity Kit (XKB2-AT-WWC), for an initial-offer-period price of $59. The platform provides a resource for developers to better understand how XBee RF modules can be used for wireless device connectivity and sensor networking solutions.
Digi claims than 10 million XBee modules are already deployed and that the technology enables fast time-to-market, design flexibility, low development costs, and excellent range for those seeking to incorporate wireless capabilities into products.
The kit features two XBee Grove Development Boards – a board for XBee modules that incorporates the universal 4-pin connector used by Grove sensors, two XBee RF modules and micro-USB cables. With the kit, developers can gain an understanding of how to incorporate wireless connectivity into their solutions, as well as create prototypes for testing proofs-of-concept (POC).
Digi-Key has created a dedicated site allowing engineers to become more familiar with the extent of XBee capabilities and determine which XBee solutions are best suited to their needs.
Digi International; www.digi.com
Digi-Key Electronics; www.digikey.com