Digi-Key Signs Global Distribution Agreement with MeshNetics

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - March 25, 2008

Digi-Key Corporation and MeshNetics announced today that the companies have entered into an agreement for the worldwide distribution of MeshNetics' ZigBee modules, development boards and development kits.

MeshNetics is a creator of easy-to-use ZigBee modules and software with its combination of products and services achieving faster time to market and significant cost savings for OEMs and system integrators. MeshNetics products are used to create reliable, self-healing wireless networks that enable solutions in building automation, energy efficiency, HVAC, AMR, predictive maintenance, asset tracking, and other application areas.

Digi-Key Corporation is a broad-line distributor of board level components. Digi-Key's focus on product selection along with its commitment to stock 100 percent of the products featured in its print catalog facilitate the company to supply a broad range of customers from all areas of industry and commerce. Streamlined processes and state-of the-art technologies enable Digi-Key to serve a global economy from its single 600,000 square foot facility in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.

MeshNetics products stocked by Digi-Key are featured in its print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key.

"We are very pleased to expand our wireless portfolio with products from MeshNetics," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "MeshNetics and Digi-Key are a good fit with both companies focused on providing high-quality products. Additionally, these products will provide to our customers with faster time to market and cost savings, advantages every busy design engineer is sure to appreciate."

Vasiliy Suvorov, CEO of MeshNetics added, "The partnership with Digi-Key, the industry-leading distributor, is an important milestone for us in achieving the worldwide market reach of MeshNetics' high-performance RF modules and development tools. The combination of Digi-Key's global reach and local focus enables us to offer OEMs and system integrators the best-of-breed solutions, as the adoption of the standards based wireless sensing technology is gaining pace."

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.

About MeshNetics

MeshNetics makes the industry's highest performance IEEE802.15.4/ZigBee wireless modules with the best-in-class range, longest battery life, and the smallest footprint. MeshNetics is a single source of ZigBee modules, networking software, technical support, and design services. This combination of products and services achieves faster time-to-market and significant cost savings for OEMs and system integrators. MeshNetics products are used to create reliable, self-healing wireless networks that enable solutions in building automation, energy efficiency, HVAC, AMR, predictive maintenance, asset tracking and other application areas. All MeshNetics ZigBee networking software is free to download.