Digi International (NASDAQ:DGII)  has launched its new Digi ShowBox, a standalone presentation player for tradeshow exhibits, information displays, mobile workforce presentations or any other electronic exhibit. The Digi ShowBox is small, lightweight and eliminates the need for a dedicated PC notebook.

Priced at $399, the new Digi ShowBox allows users to upload content from a USB flash drive and connect it to a monitor. It features two modes -- play and configuration/thumbnail. Play mode begins running content as soon as the USB drive is inserted or allows mouse control for image advance. Configuration/thumbnail mode is used to view graphics as thumbnails if more than one presentation is included on a single flash drive.

"The Digi ShowBox is small enough to fit in your jacket pocket," Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing at Digi International, said in a statement. "It has no fan or hard drive so is extremely rugged and easy to ship. It's one-third to one-fourth the cost of a laptop and eliminates the cost and hassle of printed graphics."

Published on: Jan 10, 2008