Lantronix Debuts Integrated WiPort Wireless Embedded Device Server

3/23/2004 - Lantronix®, Inc. (Nasdaq: LTRX), announced its new WiPortTM wireless embedded device server, the first in the industry to offer both IEEE 802.11b wireless and wired Ethernet connectivity in a complete, compact integrated module. The WiPort enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to easily add wireless connectivity to their products, significantly cutting development costs and dramatically accelerating time to market.

WiPort eliminates the complexity of adding wireless networking to a device, operating independently of a PC and providing a fully integrated solution that combines a processor, memory, 802.11b transceiver, and dual high-speed serial ports in a single module. WiPort provides both wired and wireless LAN interfaces, offering device manufacturers the flexibility to quickly incorporate networking into their products. WiPort includes a robust operating system with embedded Web- and device-server functionality, full TCP/IP protocol stack, WEP/WPA and AES security, all in a compact form factor smaller than a matchbook, measuring approximately one inch on a side.

“Lantronix led the industry with XPortTM, the world’s first integrated, miniaturized device server. Lantronix WiPort further reinforces Lantronix’s leadership position by delivering the first embedded device server with both wired and 802.11b wireless interfaces, and the highest data rates available,” said Marc Nussbaum, president and chief executive officer for Lantronix. “Now, OEM design engineers can rapidly add wireless network connectivity to their products so customers can remotely access, monitor and manage networked devices from any location using the Internet. With WiPort’s ease of installation, manufacturers in a broad range of markets, including security, industrial automation, medical, retail, building automation and others, will be able to rapidly deploy products that can support both wired and wireless connectivity, depending upon the real time needs of the user.”

WiPort’s innovative and flexible platform is designed to accommodate the broadest range of OEM requirements for wireless embedded device servers. With 40 pins per module, WiPort can easily support many different interfaces, and the flexible antenna configuration enables WiPort to be placed anywhere on a board. WiPort also delivers unprecedented serial data speeds by supporting up to 920Kbaud rate, and provides more control with up to 11 simultaneous configurable I/Os, the most of any embedded wireless device server available. In addition, software developed for Lantronix’s award-winning XPort is fully compatible with the WiPort platform, enabling quick and easy migration from a wired to wireless design.

“Many applications in the M2M world require the flexibility of a non-wired solution. WiPort addresses that need and should accelerate the adoption of wireless connectivity in the device networking arena,” said Glen Allmendinger, president at Harbor Research, a strategic consulting and research firm. “Following up on its successful XPort (wired) product, Lantronix is now leading the way in wireless device networking.”

Evaluation units of WiPort are available now for qualified OEMs, with general availability beginning in April, 2004. WiPort will be highlighted in the Lantronix booth (#2501) at the upcoming Electronica Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco (March 30 through April 1). For more information about the WiPort wireless embedded device server, visit the company’s Web site at or contact Lantronix at 800-526-8764.

About Lantronix, Inc.
Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) provides technology solutions that deliver Net IntelligenceTM, helping businesses rapidly network-enable their physical electronic devices and remotely manage network infrastructure equipment. Lantronix connectivity solutions securely link a company's electronic assets through the network, allow access to business-critical data within each device and convert that data into actionable information. With this new intelligence, companies can achieve greater efficiencies, reduce resource consumption and proactively transform the way they do business. The leader in device networking and secure remote management solutions, Lantronix was founded in 1989 and has its worldwide headquarters in Irvine , California . For more information about the company, visit

Net Intelligence, XPort, and WiPort are trademarks, and Lantronix is a registered trademark of Lantronix, Inc.

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