These updates enable us to deploy security patches and bug fixes in a timely fashion, and enable new features in order to continually enhance the value and capabilities of your Digi cellular routers, servers, and infrastructure management systems.
The Digi Accelerated Linux operating system (DAL OS) provides powerful intelligence to our solutions, enabling automation, security, out-of-band management and other sophisticated capabilities that support the needs of users and network managers across enterprise, industrial, transportation, government and medical use cases.
DAL OS is fully integrated with Digi Remote Manager®, our cloud-based remote configuration and management tool, and together these key software offerings enable those who use and manage Digi solutions to gain visibility and seamless access to the full value of their devices — wherever they are deployed.
Digi is excited to announce that we have added several great new features to Digi Remote Manager and DAL OS version 126.96.36.199. We invite you to take a minute and walk through the most important highlights of our software’s latest additions and changes below.
Digi has a large and growing list of devices based on the DAL operating system — including routers, console servers, USB management devices and other infrastructure management products:
The following software features revolve around the four pillars of Digi: security, ease of use, resiliency, and cost savings.
Mission and business-critical devices often live in the field for many years. With each major release of Digi’s DAL OS, we address common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) including ongoing monitoring, alerts, and notifications related to CVEs.
Updates for critical CVE patches:
Digi Surelink® configuration settings are now listed in a single section under each network interface, as opposed to a separate section for IPv4 vs IPv6. The layout of the connectivity tests and recovery actions to perform have been redesigned to provide a more streamlined setup.
Any configured tests and recovery actions are performed in the order they are configured, along with a new capability for integrating custom scripts as a test or recovery action.
This makes Surelink tests incredibly straightforward to configure, monitor, and customize to conform exactly to the needs of your network setup and ensure the Digi device is fully validating its network access along with taking appropriate actions to automatically recover in the event that problems are detected.
See the Surelink section of the Digi device’s user guide for additional details.
Digi WAN Bonding now has the capability to utilize multiple different modes to fully leverage various WAN bonding use cases, including:
Each network interface included in the WAN bonded tunnel also has a separate mode that can be configured to optimize the connection for performance, latency, or cellular-related connections. There is also a new TCP mode to bypass performance issues on networks that do not prioritize UDP packets. See the WAN Bonding section in the user guide for more details.
Add-on subscriptions to your Digi Remote Manager account can be viewed, managed, and assigned to devices from the new Subscriptions page.
Dynamic routing helps keep your network packet handling up to date, and ensure your data gets to where it needs to go. Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Network (DMVPN) is a dynamic tunneling form of a virtual private network (VPN), using a multi spoke-to-hub network in which the network addresses of the spoke routers do not need to be known, and therefore do not need to be configured in the hub router. Digi devices can now be configured as a DMVPN spoke along with NHRP or mGRE routing, with compatibility to connect to a myriad of DMVPN hubs, including Cisco DMVPN hubs.
See the DMVPN section of the Digi device’s user guide for additional details.
Many customers have Digi devices installed in private cellular networks that are air-gapped from the public Internet. These devices still need to sync their local system clocks with an external source so it can maintain timely communication with other equipment on the network. Digi devices now have a tertiary option to utilize its internal cellular modem as a time source in addition to utilizing external NTP servers or a built-in GNSS module if available.
ITxPT is an industry standard implementation of information technology for public transportation systems. ITxPT has available on Digi’s TX product series, since late 2022, but was limited to IPv4-only environments. With the new 23.3 firmware release, Digi expands its ITxPT capabilities to support both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Details on ITxPT setup and configuration can be found in our ITxPT support documentation.
We’re expanding the capabilities for our Digi Containers service with several new features:
The API in Digi Remote Manager has been enhanced with new endpoints for generating availability reports, cellular utilization reports, and Intelliflow reports either on-demand or on an automated schedule. Users can also configure via the Digi Remote Manager API multiple email recipients of those reports.
See the Scheduled Reports section of the Digi Remote Manager API documentation for more details.
For more details on the above features included in the new DAL OS firmware along with details on additional enhancements, bug fixes, and security updates, please see the changelog link for the relevant product family:
Digi EX Series Enterprise routers
Digi IX Series Industrial routers
Digi TX Series Transportation routers
Digi Connect® IT console servers
Digi AnywhereUSB® Plus
Digi Connect® EZ
Digi Remote Manager®
Any questions or concerns about the below features, or for assistance updating your device(s), please contact the Digi Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.