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October 11, 2009

Lantronix launches new Linux networking server

Includes networking and security features for M2M edge computing with customisation and application hosting

By CBR Staff Writer

Lantronix, a provider of secure, remote management, device networking and data centre management technologies, has launched XPort Pro, a new addition to its XPort family of embedded ethernet networking and compute modules.

According to Lantronix, the new XPort Pro provides customers with an engine for deploying advanced applications at the network edge in an integrated, thumb-sized package. In addition to having the identical form factor as the original XPort, the XPort Pro’s architecture, 32-bit processing power and memory allow resource-intensive applications to be deployed on a single platform.

The company said that the new offering includes networking and security features that enable machine-to-machine (M2M) edge computing with customisation and application hosting, providing developers with faster time-to-market and application development options.

The new product also includes Lantronix’ VIP (Virtual IP) Access technology that allows integration with the company’s ManageLinx remote services enablement platform and also features SSH and SSL security and encryption, and supports a variety of protocol conversions. It also provides over five times the processing power, and 32 times the memory of its predecessor, the company claims.

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The XPort Pro is available running Linux and IPv6, which provides Linux developers with a tiny compute platform. It is also available with Evolution OS turnkey operating system and software development kit, Lantronix said.

Daryl Miller, VP of engineering at Lantronix, said: A lot of time, effort and expense go into the iterative process of designing and testing of an embedded compute and networking platform. XPort Pro considerably simplifies this task, in many cases eliminating the need for other processors.

“With Linux on board as well, developers can focus on their core competencies to bring a product to market quickly, without having to learn a new operating system and development environment. Integrating ManageLinx VIP Access in the product makes it easy for designers to create solutions that work behind firewalls without the need for a VPN.

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