VDC Research awarded Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) “Embedded Software Best of Show” at Embedded World 2012 for the Digi Application Development Kit for Android. The kit enables rapid development of cloud connected embedded devices using Android™ and the iDigi Connector for Android™. “Beyond conventional mobile handsets, Android is in fact a versatile open source framework for the development of wireless devices,” said Jared Weiner, analyst for VDC Research’s Embedded Software and Tools Practice. “We chose Digi because its new Android development kit can help lower the barrier of entry for designers who wish to use Android for their wireless product designs. The integration of the iDigi Device Cloud is also unique because it allows organizations to create cloud connected devices.” VDC Research awards “Best of Show” at each of the tradeshows it attends. Winners are determined by expert industry analysts who walk the tradeshow floors and visit with exhibitors to learn more about their technologies and products. According to the show summary report, more than 872 international companies exhibited at Embedded World 2012. “We are honored to receive this award at one of the embedded industry’s largest shows,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Digi International. “The kit is the industry’s first Android embedded application development kit, and with iDigi, device manufacturers can create cloud connected devices that offer significant product differentiation. This award demonstrates the importance of enabling easy and cost-effective embedded Android development of cloud connected devices.” The Digi Application Development Kit for Android includes the drivers and unique Digi software extensions to easily create Android-based applications on embedded platforms while eliminating months of tedious driver development work. The included iDigi Connector for Android allows customers to connect to the iDigi Device Cloud™. This allows organizations to cloud enable their devices using a single line of software code.