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THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, 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 www.digikey.com.

Control Solutions, Inc About eConais Inc
eConais is a module manufacturer and solutions company providing ultra-low power connectivity solutions to OEMs, ODMs and system integrators to address the expanding Internet of Things (IoT) market.  eConais' easy-to-integrate modules and software enable customers to leverage the large installed base of Wi-Fi access points and smartphones to create connected products for healthcare, smart energy, audio, consumer and control/monitoring in industrial, commercial and residential markets.

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 at www.digikey.com.

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