Press Release Summary:
Capable of connecting industrial equipment to LAN or Internet, XPress DR+ Wireless WiFi 802.11 device server presents status view of equipment on network to any Web browser or application software. Rugged DIN-Rail mounted product includes 2 serial ports and features 9-30 Vdc or 9-24 Vac power input options. Unit utilizes SwitchPort+(TM) platform technology enabling multiple industrial serial devices to be cascaded from single network backbone connection.
Original Press Release:
Lantronix Expands Industrial Device Networking to Harsh Environment Wireless Applications
XPress DR+ Wireless Device Server enables highly secure access to industrial equipment
over standard 802.11 WiFi networks
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 17, 2006 - Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) today announced its expansion into the market for applications requiring environmentally hardened wireless networking gear with the launch of the XPress DR+ Wireless, a rugged DIN-Rail mounted WiFi 802.11 Device Server(TM). The new solution is capable of connecting virtually any type of industrial equipment to the Local Area Network (LAN) or the Internet. Markets for industrial strength device networking include Industrial and Factory Automation, Building Automation, Energy/Utilities Management and Transportation. The XPress DR+ Wireless is a member of the trusted Lantronix® XPress industrial product family designed to operate reliably under extreme temperatures and resist the effects of exposure to electrical interference, vibration and physical abuse.
Wireless device networking provides the added mobility and flexibility needed to access and continually monitor critical devices where running cabling is impractical or cost prohibitive. With the XPress-DR+(TM) customers can take advantage of advanced remote diagnostics and real-time event notification to improve uptime and reduce service costs. In addition, the XPress DR+ Wireless minimizes the need for expensive wiring, which can account for roughly two-thirds of the total cost of installation in an industrial environment.
"As a pioneer and expert in Industrial Device Networking, Lantronix continues to create solutions that are quick and easy to deploy and provide the highest levels of reliability," said Mark Prowten, director of applications and solutions for Lantronix. "With the addition of wireless to the XPress product line, we are delivering to industrial manufacturers a rugged, easy-to-customize, cost-effective solution designed to remotely connect, communicate and control virtually any type of equipment in the industrial environment. With state of the art, built-in security and encryption features, the newest wireless applications are as secure as many wired deployments."
The XPress DR+ Wireless can connect directly to equipment on the factory floor, or out in an open field, and present a status view of this equipment on the network to any standard web browser or application software though a standard 802.11 b/g wireless network. The product includes two serial ports for easy connection and features wide 9-30vdc or 9-24vac power input options. All products in the XPress DR+ family are DIN-rail mountable and operate over a wide temperature range of -40ºC to +70ºC. These products are also designed to tolerate high levels of electrical interference, severe shock and vibration environments.
In addition, the XPress DR+ Wireless features the Lantronix patent-pending SwitchPort+(TM) platform technology, enabling multiple industrial serial devices to be cascaded from a single network backbone connection eliminating the need for expensive hubs and cabling. The XPress DR+ Wireless also implements the latest 802.11i advanced encryption standard, ensuring improved data integrity and security.
The XPress DR+ Wireless will be available worldwide in November 2006. For more information on Lantronix entire line of Industrial Device Networking solutions, please visit: lantronix.coom/industrial. You can also visit us at the ISA Conference in Houston, TX (Oct. 17-19, 2006) at our booth #1304.
Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) develops hardware and software solutions to help businesses and government agencies remotely access and manage network infrastructure equipment and rapidly network-enable their physical electronic devices. With nearly two decades of networking experience, the company is a leader in secure, remote device and data center management. With a family of products ranging from embedded device servers, to external box Device Servers to data center management, Lantronix is a one-stop shop for technologists who design, manage and configure servers, electronic devices and network infrastructure equipment. The company's worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, Calif. For more information, visit www.lantronix.com.