Lantronix Ships WiPort Wireless Embedded Device Server for OEMs

6/3/2004 - Lantronix®, Inc. (Nasdaq: LTRX), shipped its new WiPortTM wireless embedded device server, which enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to easily add wireless connectivity to their products, significantly cutting development costs and dramatically accelerating time to market. Representing the industry’s first product to offer both IEEE 802.11b wireless and wired Ethernet connectivity in a compact integrated module, WiPort eliminates the complexity of adding wireless networking to a device by providing a fully integrated solution that combines a processor, memory, 802.11b transceiver and dual high-speed serial ports.

“Lantronix is the first to ship a fully integrated embedded networking solution such as WiPort. Now, OEM design engineers can rapidly add wireless network connectivity to their products for the purpose of remotely accessing, monitoring and managing them from any location using the Internet,” said Marc Nussbaum, president and chief executive officer for Lantronix. “With WiPort’s ease of installation, manufacturers in a broad range of markets, including security, industrial automation, medical, retail, building automation, metering and others, can support both wired and wireless connectivity, enable value-added business services such as remote diagnostics and repair, and address the real-time needs of their customers.”

WiPort operates independently of a PC, and 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, all in a compact form factor smaller than a matchbook.

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.

Evaluation units of WiPort are available now for qualified OEMs. 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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