Lantronix Announces Pact With FutureSmart on Home Gateway Product to Control Traffic on Home Networks

8/28/2002 - Lantronix announced an agreement with FutureSmart, a pioneer in the structured wiring and home networking market, to combine the company's award-winning Premise SYS Automation Software with FutureSmart's structured wiring panel and server. The resulting control server more easily and affordably delivers enhanced entertainment through media management, Web access to security cameras, and automation and communications benefits.

"We chose Premise SYS for our control server products because it is built on Microsoft Windows standards, enabling our installer/integrator channel to easily develop and customize applications for their customers using familiar programming languages," said Jacqueline Soechtig, chief executive officer of FutureSmart. "The net result is that installer/integrators can dramatically cut their programming time and expand their services, causing an immediate positive affect on their bottom line, while maintaining the highest levels of customer satisfaction."

FutureSmart's home network distribution panels are well known for their flexibility and performance among builders, installers and homeowners. With standard CAT5e wiring and a new Premise SYS-enhanced control server from FutureSmart, a home can have a state-of-the-art, easily upgradeable, high-speed networking backbone that future-proofs the home against technology advancements.

Due to its open standards, Premise SYS enables FutureSmart control servers to take full advantage of a growing variety of smart-home services and devices that run on a network backbone, such as multi-zone video, whole-house audio, security camera monitoring on any display in the home, integrated comprehensive home security functions, integrated lighting, shared high-speed Internet access, and much more.

"We're very pleased that FutureSmart chose Premise SYS to manage their control servers," says Dan Quigley, vice president and general manager of Lantronix. "It's further validation of the central role our technology plays in the industry-wide shift toward open standards-based home- and building-automation solutions."

Installer/integrators who previously used proprietary automation systems can now choose from thousands of lighting, climate control, entertainment, security, and other devices — regardless of manufacturer — to integrate all the subsystems in a home onto one Ethernet backbone. This integration capability gives installer/integrators the reliability, flexibility and affordability they need to satisfy increasingly diverse customer requirements.

About FutureSmart (
FutureSmart Networks, Inc., a venture funded company headquartered in Draper, Utah, is a leading provider of digital communications and networking systems for homes, condominiums and apartments. The company's "Home Gateway to the Internet" provides complete residential infrastructure for Internet access, cable and satellite TV, computer networking, telephone and security. The company sells its products through a network of authorized distribution and installation partners.

About Lantronix (
Lantronix, Inc. (Nasdaq: LTRX) is a provider of hardware and software solutions ranging from systems that allow users to remotely manage network infrastructure equipment to technologies that network-enable devices and appliances. Lantronix was established in 1989, and its worldwide headquarters are in Irvine, Calif.

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