Lantronix announced the addition of 802.11b/g wireless capabilities to its popular WiPort embedded 802.11 networking module

April 3, 2006

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IRVINE, Calif. -- Lantronix, Inc. (Nasdaq:LTRX), a leader in device networking, today announced the addition of 802.11b/g wireless capabilities to its popular WiPort(tm) embedded 802.11 networking module. This new WiPort is the first embedded RoHS-compliant device server to provide serial-to-wireless, or, Ethernet-to-wireless 802.11b/g capabilities in a compact, highly integrated hardware and software module. Mandated by the European Parliament and Council of the European Union, RoHS (Restriction on Hazardous Substances) requires that manufacturers reduce the usage of certain substances in electrical and electronic equipment by July 2006. The WiPort enables designers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to quickly and easily build secure wireless capabilities into virtually any electronic device with a serial or Ethernet port.

"Since our original WiPort was announced in 2004, wireless 802.11 b/g infrastructure deployment has continued to grow, driven by broad adoption in both home and business environments," said Marc Nussbaum, CEO of Lantronix. "Emerging trends, such as metropolitan 802.11 deployments, benefit device OEMs with more ubiquitous 802.11 infrastructure availability for their WiPort-enabled products and services."

The WiPort b/g includes a robust, real-time operating system, a full-featured network protocol stack, and a proven, ready-to-use serial-to-wireless application. The product also includes a built-in web server for remote device communication and a web manager for configuration via a standard browser. Pin compatible with the current Lantronix WiPort 802.11b module, the new WiPort includes an 802.11b/g radio chipset and a dedicated communications processor that permits the host device's microprocessor to focus on device computing tasks.

"Wireless adoption among OEMs is expanding rapidly as they realize the economic benefits of quick integration and the ability to leverage the increasingly cost-effective and pervasive 802.11 world," said Glen Allmendinger, president of Harbor Research. "The key for so many OEMs will increasingly become security and simplicity." Adoption is occurring in a variety of markets including Security, Auto Telematics, Medical, Industrial/Building Automation, Metering/Monitoring, Retail and Vending.

Lantronix Inc. (Nasdaq: LTRX)

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