Innovative and durable telemetry monitor leverages Digi Axess and unparalleled battery life for efficient remote monitoring capabilities

Digi International, (NASDAQ: DGII,, a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, today introduced Digi Connect® Sensor XRT-M, the latest addition to its remote monitoring and control portfolio. Powered by Digi Axess, Digi Connect Sensor XRT-M is designed to deliver reliable and seamless remote monitoring and management. It offers customers both edge and cloud-based control options, with a management platform equipped with an intuitive interface for streamlining data management and enhancing operational efficiency.

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Digi International Expands Monitoring Portfolio with Launch of Digi Connect Sensor XRT-M Powered by Digi Axess (Photo: Business Wire)

A comprehensive overhaul of the legacy Digi Connect Sensor+ product, Digi Connect Sensor XRT-M addresses the need for efficient remote monitoring in low/no power environments through its dual-battery extended run time and robust design. Digi Connect Sensor XRT-M is a rugged, battery-powered monitoring solution equipped with versatile I/O for remote sensor connections, enabling cost-effective data collection from remote assets in minutes.

“With the introduction of Digi Connect Sensor XRT-M with Digi Axess, we’re setting a new standard in remote monitoring by empowering real-time data processing,” said Brian Kirkendall, General Manager and Vice President of Infrastructure Management at Digi. “We designed XRT-M to work in a wide range of environments with the ability to connect to a wide variety of sensors and devices. With simple setup and broad compatibility, XRT-M with Digi Axess is the simple and powerful way to get value from remote devices quickly and cost effectively.”

The key features of the Digi Connect Sensor product line that our customers rely on include its cellular connectivity and long battery life, robust industrial feature set and reliability in challenging conditions. “Everybody has a battery-operated Wi-Fi or radio,” said Stephen Orton, Superintendent of Augusta Utilities in Georgia. “But I need cellular because I don’t want to put up a bunch of remote sites with more antennas. That was Digi’s big selling point. One, you’ve got the cellular, and two, you have the battery.” Additionally, he shared that, “the hardest part with any type of sensor is getting power to it, getting signal and communication back. That’s the cost. With Digi, it’s easy. We can set up not just one sensor; because of the cost, I can set up four or five up and down the stream where other tributaries are pouring in.”

The new Digi Connect Sensor XRT-M is enhanced by seamless integration with the Digi Axess management platform. This means enterprises will benefit from multiple connection options and gain access to a cloud-based control solution that offers unparalleled scalability, accessibility, and cost-efficiency. Whether deployed as a standalone cloud platform or integrated seamlessly into existing systems, Digi Axess empowers businesses to harness remote monitoring and control capabilities.

Digi Connect Sensor XRT-M will be sold in accordance with Digi’s new “monitoring and control as-a-service” pricing model, in which additional service options are included with the cost of the product at the time of purchase. The Digi Connect Sensor XRT-M solution includes one year of access to the Digi Axess platform, enabling seamless integration and management of equipment data for enhanced operational efficiency and streamlined data management.

This next-generation solution supports the full range of infrastructure monitoring applications our customers are deploying, including:

  • Critical infrastructure and civil engineering projects
  • Water/wastewater monitoring and remote management
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Industrial automation and control

Tailored for businesses in precision agriculture, municipal water utilities, mining, and industrial gas and chemical verticals seeking seamless remote data collection, Digi Connect Sensor XRT-M is ideal for water level monitoring, environmental compliance and equipment performance optimization. Boasting both digital and analog inputs, Connect Sensor XRT-M provides adaptability and dynamic capabilities beyond the norm. With configurable DC voltage level output, it can power industry-standard sensors, offering versatility in monitoring solutions.

Key Features of Digi Connect Sensor XRT-M include:

  • Extended battery life with lightweight cloud connection and dual 14.5 Ah batteries
  • Rated for industrial environments with wide temperature range, C1D2 certification with NEMA enclosure
  • Device health and sensor data stored in Digi Axess
  • Configurable read and report intervals
  • Connect to and power multiple sensors
  • Compatible with a wide range of industry-standard sensors
  • Modbus protocol support
  • Global cellular coverage

Unlike competitors, Digi Connect Sensor XRT-M provides 22-amp hours of power, making it an impeccably strong, efficient and long-lasting device with 100% more power per battery lifecycle.

“A big part of what makes us unique is that we are agnostic,” Kirkendall emphasized. “You don’t need a certain type of sensor. We provide the breadth and flexibility to work with your sensor provider of choice and support you in efficiently and cost-effectively getting the remote visibility you need to run your business.”

Designed to thrive in the most challenging industrial environments, Connect Sensor XRT-M stands out as the go-to solution for enterprises aiming to incorporate remote monitoring and diagnostics in locations where traditional power sources are not readily available.


Digi Connect Sensor XRT-M is available for immediate purchase.

For more information, please visit the Digi Connect Sensor XRT-M solution page at

About Digi International

Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) is a leading global provider of IoT connectivity products, services and solutions. We help our customers create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security and reliability. Founded in 1985, we’ve helped our customers connect over 100 million things and growing. For more information, visit Digi’s website at

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