Lantronix Unveils Fully Secure, Third Generation 802.11 b/g Wireless M2M Embedded Networking Module at Industry Leading Price Point
Lantronix, Inc. has launched MatchPort b/g, the company's third generation, full-featured, secure, embedded wireless 802.11 b/g networking device server module available for under $60 in volume. With the MatchPort b/g, OEM manufacturers can easily design-in standards compliant, secure 802.11 b/g wireless connectivity, giving their products mobility and remote management capabilities. MatchPort b/g is suited to a variety of vertical applications, including telematics/transportation, security access control, building/industrial automation, medical, retail/POS and power/utilities metering.
The first in a family of form-factor and pin-compatible wireless and wired device networking platforms, MatchPort b/g enables OEMs to future-proof their product with a flexible solution to match their price and performance requirements. Future additions to the MatchPort family will include a wired and a higher performance wireless version, allowing OEMs to design in the appropriate level of device networking connectivity as their needs dictate without having to redesign their end device. These additional new products are set to be released in the second half of 2007.
"The explosive growth of WiFi technology in both corporate and consumer
markets is ushering in a new era of 'untethered' device networking
applications," said Marc Nussbaum, CEO of Lantronix. "OEMs need a solution
that is easily designed-in guaranteed to be compatible with industry
standards and affordable. Until now, OEMs requiring lower cost wireless
solutions, had to settle for proprietary analogue RF transmission
solutions such as 900 MHz technology for their high-volume product
designs. With the price/performance and power consumption breakthroughs of
the MatchPort embedded device networking module, these proprietary
solutions can be replaced, making the OEM's device compatible with
ubiquitous, low-cost WiFi access points and standard web browser software.
With MatchPort b/g, Lantronix continues to lead the industry through
innovation and a commitment to ongoing improvement in the affordability of
WiFi device networking."
MatchPort b/g is an embedded module that enables 802.11 wireless
connectivity and web services on any device with a serial interface on its
host microcontroller. The module features a dual processor design, with
one processor dedicated to the conversion of wired serial data into TCP/IP
packets and delivering web server capabilities, while the other being an
802.11 b/g baseband and radio chipset. Its built-in web server enables
remote device configuration, monitoring and control via multiple,
feature-rich web pages. It also provides the ability to scan and report
wireless network parameters.
To ensure the safety and integrity of enterprise information throughout
both the wireless and wired path, the MatchPort b/g supports the IEEE
ratified 802.11i/PSK, the highest data encryption available for wireless
products and WPA-PSK authentication (WiFi Protected Access-PreShared Key).
It also provides optional end-to-end AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)
encryption and is FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard)-197
With its complete application software solution suite and transferable FCC
modular certification, OEMs gain a turnkey solution with MatchPort b/g to
achieve rapid time to market with minimal engineering effort. In addition,
Lantronix Windows-based deployment software ensures both rapid and
cost-effective onsite MatchPort networking deployment.
MatchPort b/g will be available worldwide through Lantronix at under $60
in volumes of 10,000 units during the second half of this month.
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 centre management.
With a family of products ranging from embedded device servers, to
external box device servers to data centre 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, California.