Branch outsourcing agreement with Digi International

Keating to Expand Canadian Market Coverage for Digi International

Markham, ON – Keating Technologies and Digi International® Inc., a leading worldwide provider of data communications hardware and software, announced today the expansion of Digi’s Canadian market coverage through a branch outsourcing agreement.

“Outsourcing our Canadian branch operation to Keating Technologies gives us the cost efficiencies, speed to market, and depth of resources needed to continue to grow our business,” states Gregg Wilkes, vice president of Americas sales for Digi. “By leveraging Keating’s expertise in these areas, we will get immediate expansion of our Canadian market coverage.”

Digi products include industry-leading multiport serial adapter, terminal server and universal serial bus (USB) connectivity products. The company also provides local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) connectivity solutions. Designed for businesses primarily in the retail, hospitality, financial and industrial automation sectors, Digi’s product line allows their customers to automatically collect, track, measure, monitor and control the critical data they need to gain a competitive advantage and build their businesses.

“Digi’s considerable contribution to serial communications and related technologies since their inception in 1985 has been invaluable to Canadian resellers, government and corporate users,” says Larry J. Keating, president and chief executive officer of Keating Technologies. “We are confident that layering on top of that our national-wide presence and comprehensive service offering will simply compound the value.”

About Digi International
Digi International (Nasdaq: DGII), based in Minneapolis, is the leader in Connectware, wired and wireless, hardware and software connectivity solutions that businesses use to create, customize and control retail operations, industrial automation and other applications. Connectware network-enables the essential devices that build business. Digi markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). For more information, visit Digi’s Web site at, or call (800) 344-4272 (U.S.) or (612) 912-3444 (International).

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies Inc., headquartered in Markham, Ontario, is a 2000 winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Private Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, Keating has a staff of more than 100 and provides Total Market Management™ services including sales, marketing and customer support through offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. Keating currently represents Apollo (a subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard), Digi International, Gateway Business, Norton-Lambert, Princeton Graphics Systems, Visioneer, Xircom, Zebra Technologies and provides customer service and support on behalf of 3Com and Palm Inc. More information regarding Keating Technologies is available at (905) 479-0230 or by visiting the Company’s web site at