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ACKme Networks Signs Distribution Agreement with Digi-Key to Offer an Innovative IoT Hardware and Connectivity Platform

September 15, 2015
By Business Wire News


ACKme Networks, and Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the availability of ACKme Networks’ Wi-Fi and Bluetooth secure connectivity solutions that provide everything developers and engineers need to create securely connected devices.

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The ACKme Networks Wi-Fi and Bluetooth low energy modules enable significantly faster time-to-revenue for customers, lower overall design cost, extreme flexibility, and a range of technology choices to suite any application requirement.

“Our partnership with Digi-Key provides their extensive global customer base with access to our cutting-edge and secure device and cloud technology,” said Nick Dutton, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ACKme Networks. “We are excited to offer this leading and truly innovative solution to secure products designed for use in Internet-of-Things (IoT) market space.”

The rich API’s offer modes designed for both humans and machines. Human modes offer easy to comprehend responses and commands while machine modes provide fixed length response ensuring any host microcontroller’s code can be simplified and optimized.

All modules ship with a 128-bit unique identifiers, 128-bit encryption keys, and certifications that provide unprecedented connected device security. Cloud connectivity options allow customers to expand their business models to enable different product features or add cloud services based on per user licensing schemes. Additionally, all modules are fully over-the-air upgradable through a secure and encrypted mechanism designed to thwart potential attacks such as the “man-in-the-middle attack”, typically used to circumvent product security.

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“The ACKme solution takes the connected product to the next level while still providing the diversity, flexibility and simplicity to get customers off the ground quickly, especially useful in this fast-evolving IoT market,” said David Stein, Vice President, Global Semiconductors at Digi-Key. “Their platform allows any designer to focus their effort on the applications and what will be most useful to their customers, not the certification, the RF Design or product security.”

About ACKme Networks
ACKme Networks & has built the industry’s first Silicon-to-Cloud platform that helps product companies add cloud connectivity both securely and reliably. Their platform helps consumer, commercial and industrial product companies to design and deliver great connected experiences in days. Utilizing leading industry standards and tools, it develops embedded wireless modules with intelligent internet connectivity software including feature-rich embedded firmware, secure networking transport, cloud connectivity and scalable cloud solutions.

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About Digi-Key Electronics
Digi-Key Electronics, 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 four million products from more than 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

Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Electronics
Chad Dziengel, 1-800-344-4539 x2032
Corporate Communications Specialist