Lantronix Targets China with VDS100 Device Server

11/8/2004 - Lantronix®, Inc. (Nasdaq: LTRX), announced it will develop the VDS100(TM) Device Server family to meet the growing network demands of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The country has experienced strong economic growth over the past decade and now requires network management technology to support its infrastructure. The VDS100 meets this challenge offering quick and easy integration into IP-based networks, allowing users real-time access to information for networked equipment. Lantronix device networking solutions improve operational efficiency and replace limited distance, point-to-point serial connections with virtual connections.

"The People’s Republic of China has unique networking demands that require robust yet quick-to-integrate technology to support the countries continued growth and the VDS100 family is the ideal network management solution keeping China’s customer requirements in mind,” said Chris Humphrey, vice president of marketing at Lantronix. “With quick implementation to remotely monitor and manage devices through the internal Web server in the native Chinese language, the result is a high-performance, cost-effective, easy to use and scalable means to network-enable virtually any device."

The VDS100 Device Server is a low-cost, stand-alone solution that network-enables devices containing a serial port to communicate over Ethernet networks and the Internet. As a result, the VDS100 helps users effectively and remotely manage the network to make better business decisions regarding their network infrastructure while enhancing customer service, saving both time and money. The VDS100, designed for the PRC market, offers numerous enhancements for quick adaptation to manage retail POS systems, electricity transmission systems, access control systems, HVAC systems, centralized meter reading, medical equipment, home appliances, factory machinery and numerous other applications.

Organizations that implement the VDS100 Device Servers will realize a number of key business benefits including:

Simplified Chinese Interface
VDS100 Web Server is designed with a Simplified Chinese interface for easy installation. Complete Chinese documentation is available in the CD that ships with VDS100.

Unlimited Distance Connections
For devices that require serial-to-serial communications, the VDS100 offers serial tunneling that encapsulates serial data into IP packets for transport over the Ethernet resulting in virtual serial connections that can be extended either across a facility or around the world.

Reduced Equipment and Support Costs
The VDS100 includes a built-in web server allowing simplified configuration and setup, as well as permitting remote management from centralized locations for reduced support costs. The device also supports modem emulation mode over a network, allowing the VDS100 to replace dial-up modems and thereby eliminating the cost of dedicated modems and phone lines.

Transparent Integration
The VDS100 approach to network-enabling devices is transparent to attached devices and software. This avoids the need to change existing operational procedures and avoids the need to develop special software to take advantage of Ethernet networking. Plus, flash memory enables future product software upgrades over the wire.

Enhanced Windows Support
The VDS100 includes features specifically designed to network-enable serial devices attached to systems running Chinese Windows operating system.

The Lantronix VDS100 is available now. For more information, please visit

About Lantronix, Inc
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. For more information, visit the company on the Internet at

Lantronix is a registered trademark of Lantronix, Inc.

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