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The ZANO Drone and xPico Wi-Fi: Taking “Selfies” to a New Height!

You may not have seen them yet, but if you look closely, drones are here. They’re everywhere. And it’s just the beginning. While the military has been using drones since the 1970s, it was arguably Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ December 2013 announcement of his company’s plan to offer 30 minute product deliveries via drones that brought them to the mainstream. Whether or not such a delivery service pans out is less important than the buzz (no pun intended) it created – as a kickstart for the drone industry.

Drone Amazon PrimeAir The ZANO Drone and xPico Wi Fi: Taking “Selfies” to a New Height!

Amazon’s PrimeAir delivery drone

xPicoWiFi ZanoDrone Video Thumb 288x195 The ZANO Drone and xPico Wi Fi: Taking “Selfies” to a New Height!

Watch the Zano Drone Teaser Video

Speaking of kickstart, one of our newest customers – the Torquing Group – has incorporated our xPico Wi-Fi into its latest upcoming product launch: The ZANO drone. This new autonomous, intelligent, swarming nano drone takes selfies to a new height – enabling consumers to capture HD photos and video – all in a handheld form factor.

Product delivery and selfies aren’t the only reason to get excited about drones. The Airforce has been promoting its latest Bugbot Nano drone – one in a line of insect drones being explored by military and private sector companies alike.

As a provider of smart IoT solutions for the medical industry (among other verticals), we’re even more excited about the use of drones to save lives. In October of 2014, the Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology announced that graduate student Alec Momont had developed a prototype drone that delivers a defibrillator to a heart attack victim. To address the reality that the victim’s chance of survival decreases dramatically with each passing minute, this “ambulance drone” is guided by GPS to a mobile phone location within 4.6 square miles in under a minute. Once there, the drone uses live streaming audio and video to allow emergency personnel to provide instructions on how to use the defibrillator correctly, and transmit the patient’s vital signs. With more than 600,000 deaths in the U.S. alone from heart disease, medical emergency drones would be a welcome solution.

Ambulance Drone The ZANO Drone and xPico Wi Fi: Taking “Selfies” to a New Height!

Example of an ambulance drone delivering a defibrillator to a patient in need of urgent care. (Image Credit: Alec Momont and Delft University of Technology)

If you’re heading to CES 2015 in Las Vegas next month, be sure to check us out – we’ll be partnering with Torquing Group to unveil the ZANO drone – a perfect example of how Lantronix’ smart connectivity and mobility solutions are enabling the Internet of Things.

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You may not have seen them yet, but if you look closely, drones are here. They’re everywhere. And it’s just the beginning. While the military has been using drones since the 1970s, it was arguably Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ December 2013 announcement of his company’s plan to offer 30 minute product deliveries via drones that brought […]

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2014.12.18 Silicon Image Cautions on Mobile Outlook
12/17/2014 09:55:46 PM

2014-12-18 3 05 AM pressrelease Silicon Image Cautions on Mobile Outlook SUNNYVALE, Calif., December 18, 2014 - Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today announced that it expects a year-over-year revenue decline in 2015 of appro



2014.12.15 Silicon Image Announces Automotive Grade MHL® Products For The In-Vehicle Infotainment Market
12/16/2014 10:34:09 AM

2014-12-31 12 00 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Announces Automotive Grade MHL<sup>®</sup> Products for the In-Vehicle Infotainment Market Family of MHL Receivers Enable New Connections Between Smartphones and Automobiles SUNNYVALE, Calif., December 15, 2014 - Silicon Image   (NASDA



Qualcomm Backs Silicon Image IoT Spinoff
12/11/2014 04:42:59 PM

Qualcomm Backs Silicon Image IoT Spinoff Electronics360 2014-12-08



2014.12.04 Silicon Image Launches New Subsidiary To Focus On Internet Of Everything Services, Qualcomm Participates With Strategic Investment
12/4/2014 02:02:08 PM

2014-12-31 12 00 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Launches New Subsidiary To Focus On Internet Of Everything Services, Qualcomm Participates With Strategic Investment Collaboration Accelerates Development of New Internet of Everything Services SUNNYVALE, Calif., December 4, 2014 - Silicon Image  (



2014.10.21 Khurram Sheikh, Chief Strategy And Technology Officer At Silicon Image, Inc.
11/18/2014 08:55:29 AM

Khurram Sheikh, Chief Strategy And Technology Officer At Silicon Image, Inc. Silicon Valley Business Journal 2014-10-21



2014.11.11 CEA Awards 2014 CE Hall Of Fame Honorees
11/18/2014 08:53:26 AM

CEA Awards 2014 CE Hall Of Fame Honorees Dealerscope 2014-11-11



2014.11.12 How To Connect Your Android Phone To Your TV
11/18/2014 08:50:20 AM

How To Connect Your Android Phone To Your TV How-To Geek 2014-11-12



2014.10.22 Honorees Announced For The 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards
11/18/2014 08:48:07 AM

Honorees Announced For The 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 2014-10-14



xPrintServer Featured on ‘Today in iOS’ Podcast

xPrintServer Home Edition xPrintServer Featured on ‘Today in iOS’ Podcast

xPrintServer recently hit the airwaves as the popular “Today in iOS” covered it in their weekly podcast. With more than 150,000 unique monthly visitors and about 30,000 unique downloads per episode, Today in iOS discusses a variety of topics related to iPhones and iPads.

The host raved about the simplicity of xPrintServer – he set it up in no time at all and said it was really a pleasure to use. The segment begins at the 46:08 mark – click here to listen: http://bit.ly/1z3jFPZ

Today in iOS xPrintServer Featured on ‘Today in iOS’ Podcast

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xPrintServer recently hit the airwaves as the popular “Today in iOS” covered it in their weekly podcast. With more than 150,000 unique monthly visitors and about 30,000 unique downloads per episode, Today in iOS discusses a variety of topics related to iPhones and iPads. The host raved about the simplicity of xPrintServer – he set […]

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World’s Deepest Underwater Observatory Relies on SLB

Case Study in Baseline Magazine

Earlier this year we blogged about how our Secure Lantronix Branch (SLB) Office Manager was being used at Aloha Cabled Observatory (ACO) – the world’s deepest observatory at 3 miles below the sea surface – to securely manage remote servers and IT infrastructure equipment.

Baseline World’s Deepest Underwater Observatory Relies on SLB

Well, Baseline Magazine thought the use case was so cool that they’ve written a great case study about it! “SLB allows the observatory to transmit data over a local network that includes fiber-optic cable, repeaters on the sea floor, computer modules that handle some processing under the surface of the sea, and addressable switches that control the traffic and process optical signals so they can travel over fiber-optic cable effectively.”

Check out the full article here: Baseline: Observatory Relies on Advanced Remote Monitoring.

ACO Ocean Camera World’s Deepest Underwater Observatory Relies on SLB

Photo courtesy of Aloha Cabled Observatory: The ACO camera takes live footage from the bottom of the ocean.

 

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Case Study in Baseline Magazine Earlier this year we blogged about how our Secure Lantronix Branch (SLB) Office Manager was being used at Aloha Cabled Observatory (ACO) – the world’s deepest observatory at 3 miles below the sea surface – to securely manage remote servers and IT infrastructure equipment. Well, Baseline Magazine thought the use […]

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2014.11.11 Silicon Image Founder Dr. David Lee Inducted Into Consumer Electronics Hall Of Fame
11/10/2014 10:55:50 AM

2014-11-11 5 05 AM pressrelease Silicon Image Founder Dr. David Lee Inducted Into Consumer Electronics Hall Of Fame Visionary Entrepreneur Pioneered DVI and HDMI Connectivity Solutions SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 11, 2014 -  Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivit



2014.10.20 - Silicon Image Appoints Khurram Sheikh as New Chief Strategy and Technology Officer
11/10/2014 10:09:24 AM

2014-10-20 1 06 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Appoints Khurram Sheikh as New Chief Strategy and Technology Officer Seasoned Executive Brings Solid Mobile Broadband and Internet Expertise SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 20, 2014 - Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connect



2014.07.15 Silicon Image Appoints New Board Member
11/10/2014 10:08:58 AM

2014-07-15 1 15 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Appoints New Board Member SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 15, 2014 - Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today announced that Umesh Padval, a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, was appoint



2014.07.21 Silicon Image Announces New MHL® 3.0 Design Win in nubia's Flagship nubia Z7 Smartphone
11/10/2014 10:08:16 AM

2014-07-21 1 12 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Announces New MHL® 3.0 Design Win in nubia's Flagship nubia Z7 Smartphone MHL 3.0 Momentum Increasing with nubia Z7 First to Leverage MHL 3.0 Video and USB High Speed Data Channel SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 21, 2014 - Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a le



Fujitsu Semiconductor’s IdeaBoxx™ Graphics Application Developers’ Kit Brings Users Up in Minutes
Linux-Based “Jade” Kit Provides Board Files for Reference Designs, with All Tools and Libraries, in Easy-to-Use, Royalty-Free System

Fujitsu Semiconductor Joins Crank Software to Streamline Embedded Development Using IdeaBoxx™ Graphics Application Developers’ Kit
Fujitsu Semiconductor America and Crank Software have joined forces to produce an innovative design environment that simplifies and streamlines the process for developing 3D graphics.

2014.10.30 - Silicon Image Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Earnings
10/30/2014 03:09:17 PM

2014-10-30 1 05 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Earnings SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 30, 2014 – Silicon Image , Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today reported financial results for its third quarter



2014.07.30 - Silicon Image Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Earnings
10/30/2014 02:09:26 PM

2014-07-30 5 00 PM pressrelease SILICON IMAGE ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER FISCAL 2014 EARNINGS SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 30, 2014 – Silicon Image , Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today reported financial results for its second quarter e



2014.10.10 . Silicon Image Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results Conference Call
10/11/2014 10:19:05 AM

2014-10-10 3 00 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results Conference Call SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today announced that it will release



#BeOurPal – September Photo Contest Winner!

We’re pleased to announce the first winner of the Print and Learn (PAL) program’s #BeOurPal Photo Contest – high school Spanish Teacher Elizabethe! She will receive a free xPrintServer Home Edition to help her be successful in a digital educational environment.

PAL September Winner2 #BeOurPal – September Photo Contest Winner!Her photo was randomly selected for the month of September and showcased a great use of technology in learning; she uses technology to create PowerPoint lessons for her Spanish students. Elizabethe says she will now use the xPrintServer Home Edition to print out educational Spanish games and worksheets that she finds on her iPad.

The PAL program helps to close the loop on the missing link for students and teachers who need to print from their mobile devices. Whether you’re in K-12 or higher education, the digital classroom is everywhere – so why not share how technology is in your educational day?

The #BeOurPAL photo contest invites parents, students and educators to submit a photo using technology in learning. The contest will select a monthly winner until June 2015 – so submit your photos now for a chance to be our next winner.

Photo ideas include:

  • Using an app to translate a language
  • Teaching a little one their shapes on a tablet or computer
  • Printing a world map to learn about geography
  • Using a mobile device in your classroom
  • Having your students research in the computer lab
  • Discovering a new art medium using the internet
  • Tutoring at home with a mobile device
  • Using technology to learn absolutely anything – be creative!

With two ways to enter, it’s easy.

  1. Use PAL’s Facebook Page entry form to submit a photo. Use the hash tag #BeOurPal and describe how technology is being used to learn in the photo you submit.
  2. Tweet your photo using the hash tag #BeOurPal and describe how technology is being used to learn in the photo you submit.

We look forward to seeing how you use technology to teach or learn – and don’t forget, if you can’t wait to win an xPrintServer, just use the PAL program 20% discount (using code: PAL20).

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We’re pleased to announce the first winner of the Print and Learn (PAL) program’s #BeOurPal Photo Contest – high school Spanish Teacher Elizabethe! She will receive a free xPrintServer Home Edition to help her be successful in a digital educational environment. Her photo was randomly selected for the month of September and showcased a great […]

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The Industry’s First Modular Console Manager Is Here!

This week at Interop, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the SLC™ 8000 advanced modular console manager. The newest addition to our IT infrastructure management solutions, the Lantronix SLC 8000 provides secure in-band and out-of-band management that allows IT personnel of any size enterprise to centrally manage, monitor and troubleshoot IT equipment.

slc8000 The Industry’s First Modular Console Manager Is Here!

The end result? Reduced downtime and increased response efficiency so that IT incidents are resolved quickly and with minimal or no network disruption.

Its modular design makes the SLC 8000 the first of its kind, allowing users to simply add or swap modules to expand device port density and power supply, or introduce new interfaces such as USB.

To showcase all the cool features of the new SLC 8000, we have been providing live demonstrations at leading IT trade shows, starting with InterOp 2014 (NYC).

Interop NY SLC Live Demo The Industry’s First Modular Console Manager Is Here!

Lantronix live demo of the SLC 8000

To support the product launch, we also recently shot a brief video of the product in its own words. Check it out:

http://youtu.be/NGjO6SJcRlo

For more about our full line of IT infrastructure management solutions: http://www.lantronix.com/it-management/

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This week at Interop, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the SLC™ 8000 advanced modular console manager. The newest addition to our IT infrastructure management solutions, the Lantronix SLC 8000 provides secure in-band and out-of-band management that allows IT personnel of any size enterprise to centrally manage, monitor and troubleshoot IT equipment. The end […]

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SLB and SLC Come to Life!

Ever wonder what would happen if our products came to life? Wonder no more! In a recent video shoot, both our SLB and SLC IT infrastructure management solutions get a voice so they can talk about their features and the many benefits they bring to the IT administrators who use them.

SLC: “With me doing the work virtually, you don’t have to call in the B team to go on site and compromise security … See my USB ports? Yup, got that, and I can upgrade your power supply too!”

SLB: “I’m your partner to monitor, manage and troubleshoot IT equipment. And best of all, we can do this from your server room. I do the traveling for you and you get all the glory!”

It’s a brave new world of IT products with personalities! We’ll be sure to share the final videos when ready – stay tuned.

Lantronix Shoot 8b SLB and SLC Come to Life!  Lantronix Shoot 4b SLB and SLC Come to Life! 

Lantronix Shoot 19b SLB and SLC Come to Life!

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Ever wonder what would happen if our products came to life? Wonder no more! In a recent video shoot, both our SLB and SLC IT infrastructure management solutions get a voice so they can talk about their features and the many benefits they bring to the IT administrators who use them. SLC: “With me doing […]

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2014.09.19 MHL Technology – Introduction, Features And Products.
9/26/2014 08:35:31 AM

MHL Technology – Introduction, Features And Products. Papers.ink 2014-09-19



Classroom Technology & Mobile Printing

We recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Classroom Technology campaign in which the technology and education industries united to promote the latest in learning and tech trends in an effort to raise education standards across the nation and even the globe.

classroom tech 1 Classroom Technology & Mobile Printing

We are proud to have Lantronix and the xPrintServer featured alongside industry influencers, associations and public figures that share their personal awareness efforts and education accomplishments.

classroom tech 2 Classroom Technology & Mobile Printing

The campaign was distributed through USA Today on Sept. 12th, 2014 and is published online at www.classroomtechnologynews.com. The 12 page Classroom Technology feature was distributed to over 1.5 million readers, as well as online. Thanks to the xPrintServer, you can even print out the story!

Don’t forget to check out our new PAL (Print-and-Learn) Campaign and Facebook site.

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We recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Classroom Technology campaign in which the technology and education industries united to promote the latest in learning and tech trends in an effort to raise education standards across the nation and even the globe. We are proud to have Lantronix and the xPrintServer featured alongside industry influencers, associations and public […]

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Videon Central and Fujitsu Partner on New Encoder Module for Global Audio-Video Applications
Combines FSA’s MB86MX IC with Videon’s Software, Hardware Technology for Wide Range of Broadcast, Automotive, Aviation Designs

Industry Veteran Shinichi “James” Machida Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Semiconductor America
-- Brings 25 Years of Experience Back to FSA, Led Organization from 2008 to 2011 --

Lantronix Rallies Around Digital Classroom with Launch of Print and Learn (PAL) Program

According to the Center of Digital Education, K-12 schools in the U.S. will spend almost $10 billion on educational technology in 2014. In higher education, the National Retail Federation states that student spending for electronics (tablets, laptops, etc.) is up 20% from last year.

There’s no doubt that classrooms are going digital – yet even with the increase in tablets, Chromebooks and other mobile devices, there remains a strong need to print. But printing from these mobile devices can be a challenge – with software downloads and kludgy apps that may or may not be effective.

With this in mind, we have launched a new program called Print and Learn (PAL) to help schools maximize their existing resources to provide students with the tools they need to be successful in the digital environment. PAL closes the loop on the missing link for students and teachers who need to print from their mobile devices. The program consists of a 20% discount (using code: PAL20) on our xPrintServer, idea sharing on new Facebook page, a year-long photo contest and professional services. It is applicable to both K-12 and higher education. The National Parent Teacher Organization has even joined as an official sponsor.

So what are you waiting for? #BeOurPAL today!

PAL Photo Contest Lantronix Rallies Around Digital Classroom with Launch of Print and Learn (PAL) Program

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According to the Center of Digital Education, K-12 schools in the U.S. will spend almost $10 billion on educational technology in 2014. In higher education, the National Retail Federation states that student spending for electronics (tablets, laptops, etc.) is up 20% from last year. There’s no doubt that classrooms are going digital – yet even […]

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2014.08.27 Mobile is optimized for mobile
8/27/2014 12:54:01 PM

Mobile is optimized for mobile MY MOBILE 2014-08-22



Partnering for Success: Lantronix and Cisco

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

—Isaac Newton

There are dozens of great quotes attributed to Newton, but the aforementioned quote is definitely one of my favorites.   As one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution, Newton’s contributions have impacted all areas of our lives, especially technology.

Isaac Newton Partnering for Success: Lantronix and CiscoOne of the critical success factors for any tech company is “strategic partnerships.” Nowhere is this more critical, and more relevant, than during a market transition – and that’s exactly what we’re seeing today regarding the explosive growth of the Internet of Things, or “IoT.”   You’ve seen the stats: “Over 50 billion devices will be connected by 2015!” or “There is already an average of 6 devices connected to a single person.”   They go on and on, but one thing is certain – the Internet of Things is happening. It’s not a matter of “IF,” it’s a matter of “When” and “Who” – as in “Who will come out on top.”   The surest way to come out on top is to partner with and stand on the shoulders of giants. And Cisco is one of those giants.

As a new Cisco Solution Partner, Lantronix can more quickly, easily, and cost effectively keep in lock-step with the most innovative technologies, gain deeper visibility into strategic market trends, and leverage sales and marketing opportunities through Cisco and across the entire IoT ecosystem.

Specifically, Lantronix will be working with Cisco and its partners and teams on IoT infrastructure solutions – providing the market with the “back bone” powering IoT – specifically our award-winning SLB and SLC families of IT Infrastructure Management solutions. With Lantronix and Cisco, no matter where you are located, you can connect to your equipment throughout the world, then diagnose and remediate problems remotely. Imagine the cost and time savings your business will realize when you no longer have to deploy labor forces to accomplish exactly what you can now do from a central data center. Even more—with Lantronix, you are not hampered by a down network. It simply makes no difference.

And who knows, Lantronix may soon be an IoT giant upon whose shoulders others may stand!

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“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” —Isaac Newton There are dozens of great quotes attributed to Newton, but the aforementioned quote is definitely one of my favorites.   As one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution, Newton’s […]

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2014.08.05 Silicon Image & MHL: A Primer
8/7/2014 01:58:36 PM

Silicon Image & MHL: A Primer Fone Arena 2014-08-05



2014.07.29 Silicon Image Sets Standard For Mobile And Consumer Electronics Connectivity
7/31/2014 09:04:57 AM

Silicon Image Sets Standard For Mobile And Consumer Electronics Connectivity The Japan Times 2014-07-29



Gamescon - 2014
7/29/2014 11:17:06 AM

Gamescon 2014-09-13 2014-09-17 Koelnmesse (Cologne Convention Center) Hall 10, Booth #B051 Cologne Germany



2014.07.28. Silicon Image Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
7/28/2014 12:10:23 PM

2014-07-28 1 47 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Appoints New Chief Financial Officer SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 28, 2014 - Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today announced the appointment of Raymond Cook as Chief Financial Officer e



GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2015
7/26/2014 05:43:11 PM

GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2015-03-04 2015-03-06 Moscone Convention Center Booth# 201 San Francisco CA United States



Mobile World Congress 2015
7/26/2014 05:39:35 PM

Mobile World Congress 2015-03-02 2015-03-05 Gran Via Fira de Booth# 7F31 Barcelona Spain



SLB Branch Office Manager Earns TweakTown’s “Best Features” Award!

Today more than ever, the need to keep IT equipment operational 24/7 is critical to the health of a company. Enterprises with distributed branch or satellite offices – such as those in retail, finance, insurance, healthcare, and food services industries – are presented with special challenges, as they need a centralized solution that can manage each location remotely. Our Secure Lantronix Branch (SLB) Office Manager is designed to do just that.

Recently TweakTown, one of the biggest technical media Web sites in the world, took an in depth look at SLB and liked what they saw! Reviewer Paul Alcorn tested SLB and provided his thoughts on each step of the process, from product specs to installation and management to the software interface – and finally his conclusion.

Here’s a snippet: “Lantronix SLB is simply outstanding. While covering a recent event in Seoul, South Korea, we could log in and manage our TweakTown lab in Kansas with no problems at all. When utilized in tandem with the SpiderDuo remote KVM/IP, we can expand the functionality of the SLB even further. The ease of use and superior functionality of the Lantronix SLB is backed by a five-year warranty, and wins our TweakTown Best Features Award.”

SLB earned a 94% rating from TweakTown. Check out the full review here.

slb product summary tweaktown SLB Branch Office Manager Earns TweakTowns Best Features Award!

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Today more than ever, the need to keep IT equipment operational 24/7 is critical to the health of a company. Enterprises with distributed branch or satellite offices – such as those in retail, finance, insurance, healthcare, and food services industries – are presented with special challenges, as they need a centralized solution that can manage […]

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2014.07.22 MHL to Revolutionize Mobile Phone Experience for Consumers
7/22/2014 11:28:07 AM

MHL to Revolutionize Mobile Phone Experience for Consumers PC Quest 2014-07-22



AnDevCon 2014
7/21/2014 01:09:04 PM

AnDevCon 2014-11-20 2014-11-21 Burlingame Hyatt Booth# 605 Burlingame CA United States



2014.07.14 Onkyo Adds More Dolby Atmos Products
7/14/2014 05:07:47 PM

Onkyo Adds More Dolby Atmos Products TWICE 2014-07-14



2014.07.10 MHL 3.0 Links With TV – Smartphone Through UHD, ‘UHD In Hand’ Era Draws Near
7/11/2014 12:26:13 PM

MHL 3.0 Links With TV – Smartphone Through UHD, ‘UHD In Hand’ Era Draws Near ETNews.com 2014-07-10



2014.07.10 Silicon Image Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results Conference Call
7/10/2014 09:05:45 PM

2014-07-10 7 00 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results Conference Call SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 10, 2014 - Silicon Image, Inc.  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today announced that it will release



2014.07.08 Silicon Image Updates Second Quarter Revenue Outlook
7/8/2014 01:19:43 PM

2014-07-08 1 05 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Updates Second Quarter Revenue Outlook SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today updated its outlook for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. Revenue



2014.07.01 Intel Pushes Industry To Cut The Cables
7/8/2014 11:07:25 AM

Intel Pushes Industry To Cut The Cables ZDNet 2014-07-01



2014.06.12 Silicon Image MHL Wireless HD Accessory [VIDEO]
7/7/2014 03:15:11 PM

Silicon Image MHL Wireless HD Accessory [VIDEO] Frequency 2014-06-12



2014.06.06 Smartphones Get Display-Smart With MHL 3.0
7/7/2014 03:14:04 PM

Smartphones Get Display-Smart With MHL 3.0 Voice & Data (India) 2014-06-06



2014.06.02 MHL will unleash the power of your smartphone -- on a large screen
7/7/2014 03:13:03 PM

MHL will unleash the power of your smartphone -- on a large screen India Tech Online 2014-06-02



2014.06.01 The Big Screen Phone Connect
7/7/2014 03:11:37 PM

The Big Screen Phone Connect The Asian Age (India) 2014-06-01



2014.05.31 MHL 3.0 Compatible Devices Now In India: Enjoy 4K Technology Transfer Directly Via Cable
7/7/2014 03:10:49 PM

MHL 3.0 Compatible Devices Now In India: Enjoy 4K Technology Transfer Directly Via Cable Gizbot (India) 2014-05-31



2014.07.02 Your Mobile Everything... On The Big Screen
7/7/2014 03:08:52 PM

Your Mobile Everything... On The Big Screen DigiTimes (Taiwan) 2014-07-02



2014.06.17 Convert Smartphone Into Laptop or PC with MHL Support
7/7/2014 01:55:57 PM

Convert Smartphone Into Laptop or PC with MHL Support Gadgetshouse (India) 2014-06-17



2014.06.08 Analog-To-MHL/HDMI Converter ICs For Products To Support Analog Video
6/23/2014 04:42:12 PM

Analog-To-MHL/HDMI Converter ICs For Products To Support Analog Video EE Herald 2014-06-08



2014.06.05 Silicon Image Eyes India Tie-Ups For Its Mobile-TV Linkup Tech
6/20/2014 02:28:19 PM

Silicon Image Eyes India Tie-Ups For Its Mobile-TV Linkup Tech Light Reading (India), 2014-06-05



2014.05.11 Silicon Image Acquires UpdateLogic
6/18/2014 02:34:06 PM

Silicon Image Acquires UpdateLogic EE Herald 2014-05-11



New Video from Fujitsu Semiconductor Highlights Industry-Leading Products, Processes and Technologies
Fujitsu Semiconductor America today issued a new video presentation detailing the company’s industry-leading technologies, products and processes, from ASIC platforms and Custom SoCs, to IP and design services.

2014.06.03 Tapping The Power Of Mobile Devices Through Connectivity: Silicon Image On HDMI, MHL And Wireless HD
6/4/2014 12:27:44 PM

Tapping The Power Of Mobile Devices Through Connectivity: Silicon Image On HDMI, MHL And Wireless HD DIGITIMES 2014-06-03



2014.06.02 Silicon Image Introduces the Industry's First Analog-to-HDMI® and HDMI® Converter Products
6/2/2014 01:12:11 PM

2014-06-02 1 32 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Introduces the Industry's First Analog-to-HDMI® and HDMI® Converter Products New ICs Enable Consumers to Connect Their Legacy Analog Consumer Electronics Devices with the Latest Digital MHL or HDMI Displays SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 2, 2014 - Silicon Im



2014.05.15 Silicon Image Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer
5/15/2014 02:23:26 PM

2014-05-15 2 00 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 15, 2014 - Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today announced that Noland Granberry has resigned as Chief Finan



2014.05.13 Silicon Image Gets Five New Design Wins For MHL-Enabled Smartphone Models
5/15/2014 11:33:26 AM

Silicon Image Gets Five New Design Wins For MHL-Enabled Smartphone Models CIOL 2014-05-13



2014.05.12 - Silicon Image Reference Design Partnership with MediaTek Gains Additional MHL® Smartphone Design Wins
5/9/2014 03:59:39 PM

2014-05-12 5 02 AM pressrelease Silicon Image Reference Design Partnership with MediaTek Gains Additional MHL® Smartphone Design Wins Five New Smartphone Models Targeted for China and India Now Support MHL Based on MediaTek’s MT6592 and MT6595 Octa-Core Mobile Platforms SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 12,



2014.05.06 Silicon Image Completes Acquisition of UpdateLogic, Inc.
5/6/2014 01:57:26 PM

2014-05-05 1 30 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Completes Acquisition of UpdateLogic, Inc. SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 5, 2014 - Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG), a  leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today  announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately hel



Em exposição as últimas FRAMs não voláteis na Conferência Anual entre os dias 13 e 15 de maio. Novos produtos ideais para sistemas e aplicativos de segurança
Exposição Fujitsu Primeiro sistema do mundo de 360 graus com visão envolvente e detecção de objeto na Feira de Segurança Internacional em São Paulo

Will Show Latest Non-Volatile FRAMs at Annual Conference May 13-15; New Products Ideal for Security Systems and Applications
Fujitsu to Showcase World's First 360-degree Wraparound-view System with Object Detection at Exposec International Security Fair in Sao Paulo

2014.04.29 - Silicon Image Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Earnings
4/29/2014 01:22:12 PM

2014-04-30 1 40 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Earnings SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 29, 2014 – Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2014.



2014.04.11 -Silicon Image Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results Conference Call
4/29/2014 07:58:48 AM

2014-04-11 12 00 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results Conference Call SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Silicon Image, Inc.  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced that it will release its first quarter



2014.04.21 - Keeping Upstream With Video Content
4/25/2014 04:13:40 PM

Keeping Upstream With Video Content System-Level Design 2014-04-21 Keeping Upstream With Video Content



2014.04.08 - Silicon Image Is Ahead Of The Game
4/8/2014 09:34:05 PM

Silicon Image Is Ahead Of The Game Electronics Weekly 2014-04-08



2014.03.25 - Dual Screen Android App Challenge
3/25/2014 04:25:48 PM

Dual Screen Android App Challenge I-Programmer 2014-03-25



2014.03.17 - Silicon Image Launches Dual Screen Android App Development Contest
3/17/2014 01:27:24 PM

2014-03-17 1 05 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Launches Dual Screen Android App Development Contest SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 17, 2014 - Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced that it is sponsoring a contest for Android application develop



2014.03.04 - Silicon Image to Attend Upcoming Financial Conferences
3/4/2014 05:03:00 AM

2014-03-04 6 00 AM pressrelease Silicon Image to Attend Upcoming Financial Conferences SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 4, 2014 - Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced that Noland Granberry, chief financial officer, and Alex Chervet, senio



2014.02.28 - Silicon Image Presents Its MHL Smartbook At MWC 2014 [VIDEO]
3/3/2014 07:58:48 PM

Silicon Image Presents Its MHL Smartbook At MWC 2014 [VIDEO] Design & Reuse, YouTube 2014-02-25



2014.03.03 - MHL 3.0 Does 4K Video Output, 10W Charging And Data Transfer Over A Single Cable (Video)
3/3/2014 07:55:40 PM

MHL 3.0 Does 4K Video Output, 10W Charging And Data Transfer Over A Single Cable (Video) Engadget 2014-03-03



2014.01.30 - Silicon Image Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Earnings
3/3/2014 06:57:07 PM

2014-01-30 1 10 PM pressrelease SILICON IMAGE ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL YEAR 2013 EARNINGS Fourth Year of Consecutive Revenue Growth SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 30, 2014 – Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today reported financial



2014.02.18 - Silicon Image to Showcase Digital Mobile Connectivity Solutions at Mobile World Congress 2014
3/3/2014 06:41:16 PM

2014-02-19 5 03 AM pressrelease Silicon Image to Showcase Digital Mobile Connectivity Solutions at Mobile World Congress 2014 Who:       Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG) What:     Meet with Silicon Image to see the latest advancements in digital mobile connectivity, featuring MHL® and 60GHz Wire



2014.02.24 - MWC 2014: HetNet News
2/28/2014 03:30:44 PM

MWC 2014: HetNet News RCR Wireless 2014-02-24



Game Developer Conference - 2014
2/26/2014 04:19:38 PM

Game Developer Conference 2014 2014-03-17 2014-03-21 Moscone Center Booth #2023 San Francisco CA United States



ARM TechCon - 2014
2/26/2014 02:41:01 PM

ARM TechCon 2014-10-01 2014-10-03 Santa Clara Convention Center Booth #616 Santa Clara CA United States



GPU Technology Confernce - 2014
2/26/2014 02:29:03 PM

GPU Technology Confernce 2014-03-24 2014-03-27 San Jose McEnery Convention Center San Jose CA United States



EE Live! Conference and Expo - 2014
2/26/2014 02:24:29 PM

EE Live! Conference and Expo 2014-04-01 2014-04-03 San Jose McEnery Convention Center Booth #1037 San Jose CA United States



2014.02.23 - Silicon Image Enters Small Cell Wireless Backhaul Market with Industry's First Single-Chip Beam Steering 60GHz RF Tranceivers
2/24/2014 10:27:19 AM

2014-02-23 9 03 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Enters Small Cell Wireless Backhaul Market with Industry's First Single-Chip Beam Steering 60GHz RF Tranceivers New Transceivers Enable Small Form Factor and Low Implementation Costs for Point-to-Point Wireless Backhaul Links SUNNYVALE, Calif., Februa



2014.02.23 - Silicon Image Announces New MHL® Smartphone Reference Designs with MediaTek
2/21/2014 05:52:00 PM

2014-02-23 9 17 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Announces New MHL® Smartphone Reference Designs with MediaTek SiI8348 MHL® Transmitter and MediaTek’s MT6592 and MT6595 Octa-Core Smartphone SoCs Deliver Premium Mobile-to-Big-Screen Experience SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 23, 2014 - Silicon Image  (



2013.13.13 - Silicon Image to Present at the Barclays Select Growth Conference
2/18/2014 12:20:04 PM

2013-11-13 2 00 PM pressrelease Silicon Image to Present at the Barclays Select Growth Conference SUNNYVALE, Calif. Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced that Camillo Martino, chief executive officer, and Noland Granberry, chief fi



2014.01.22 -Silicon Image Wireless Ultra HD 4K in the Works
2/13/2014 08:11:45 AM

Silicon Image Wireless Ultra HD 4K in the Works CEPro 2014-01-22



2014.01.23 - Kia Connected Car With Infotainment From Silicon Image At CES
2/13/2014 08:06:04 AM

Kia Connected Car With Infotainment From Silicon Image At CES Fleet News Daily 2014-01-23



2014.02.10 -Silicon Image Upgraded To “Outperform” By Zacks (SIMG)
2/13/2014 08:01:16 AM

Silicon Image Upgraded To “Outperform” By Zacks (SIMG) Zolmax News 2014-02-10



2014.01.21 - HDTV Expert - CES 2014 In The Rear-View Mirror
1/24/2014 04:18:28 PM

HDTV Expert - CES 2014 In The Rear-View Mirror HDTV Magazine 2014-01-21 HDTV Expert - CES 2014 In The Rear-View Mirror



New Graphics SoC from Fujitsu Semiconductor Provides Outstanding Rendering and Multiple Peripheral Interfaces for Demanding Automotive, Building Security and Industrial Applications
MB86R24 Powers World’s First 360° Wraparound View System with Approaching Object Detection as Fujitsu Leads the Industry in Advanced Driver Safety Designs

2014.01.14 - Silicon Image Announces Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2013 Financial Results Conference Call
1/14/2014 01:41:34 PM

2014-01-14 12 00 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Announces Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2013 Financial Results Conference Call SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Silicon Image, Inc.  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced that it will release its fourth quarte



2014.01.09 - Silicon Image to Present at the 16th Annual Needham Growth Conference
1/9/2014 09:44:49 AM

2014-01-09 9 30 AM pressrelease Silicon Image to Present at the 16th Annual Needham Growth Conference SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced that Camillo Martino, chief executive officer, and Nol



2014.01.07 - Silicon Image First to Introduce 4K Ultra HD 60GHz Wireless Adapter Solution
1/7/2014 01:09:22 PM

2014-01-07 1 32 PM pressrelease Silicon Image First to Introduce 4K Ultra HD 60GHz Wireless Adapter Solution 60GHz WirelessHD® Reference Design Supports Premium 4K Resolution with Cable-Quality Experience SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 7, 2014 - Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of H



2014.01.07 - Silicon Image's Leading-Edge 60GHz WirelessHD® Technology Featured Inside Kia Motors' Connected Car Concept at the 2014 International CES
1/6/2014 09:04:33 PM

2014-01-07 5 07 AM pressrelease Silicon Image's Leading-Edge 60GHz WirelessHD® Technology Featured Inside Kia Motors' Connected Car Concept at the 2014 International CES Kia’s CES IVI (In-Vehicle Infotainment) Concept Leverages WirelessHD for Seamless Mobile Connectivity into the Next-Generation of



2014.01.07 - Silicon Image Announces World's First Full-Bandwidth Dual-Mode HDMI® 2.0/MHL® 3.0 IC with HDCP 2.2
1/6/2014 08:29:59 PM

2014-01-07 5 17 AM pressrelease Silicon Image Announces World's First Full-Bandwidth Dual-Mode HDMI® 2.0/MHL® 3.0 IC with HDCP 2.2 Only Solution Available to Equip 4K UHD TVs with Full 600 MHz HDMI and HDCP 2.2 Connectivity SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 7, 2014 - Silicon Image  (NASDAQ:SIMG), a lea



2014.01.07 - Silicon Image Introduces UltraGig™ 6400-Based Wireless Gaming Accessory Solution for Smartphones
1/6/2014 08:01:22 PM

2014-01-07 5 12 AM pressrelease Silicon Image Introduces UltraGig™ 6400-Based Wireless Gaming Accessory Solution for Smartphones Ready-to-Manufacture System Adds 60GHz WirelessHD® Connectivity to MHL®-enabled Mobile Devices SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 7, 2014 - Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a l



2014.01.06 - Hot Brands To Watch At CES This Week Include Apple And Samsung
1/6/2014 04:06:02 PM

Hot Brands To Watch At CES This Week Include Apple And Samsung Forbes 2014-01-06



2014.01.06 - Silicon Image 4K Ultra HD Video Processor Selected for OPPO Digital's New Blu-Ray Disc™ Player
1/6/2014 12:41:15 PM

2014-01-06 2 32 PM pressrelease Silicon Image 4K Ultra HD Video Processor Selected for OPPO Digital's New Blu-Ray Disc™ Player SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 6, 2014 -  Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced that its 4K Ultra HD adaptive scali



2014.01.06 - Silicon Image Enables First Televisions Featuring MHL® 3.0 Connectivity in Samsung's Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs
1/6/2014 11:48:02 AM

2014-01-06 2 03 PM pressrelease Silicon Image Enables First Televisions Featuring MHL® 3.0 Connectivity in Samsung's Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs Dual-Mode MHL/HDMI® Receiver Enables MHL 3.0 Functionality in Mainstream Models SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 6, 2014 - Silicon Image, Inc.  (NASDAQ:



2014.01.06 - Silicon Image and Harman to Demonstrate Automotive Infotainment System Featuring MHL® Technology at 2014 International CES
1/6/2014 05:05:54 AM

2014-01-06 5 05 AM pressrelease Silicon Image and Harman to Demonstrate Automotive Infotainment System Featuring MHL® Technology at 2014 International CES SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 6, 2014 - Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced that



2014.01.02 - Silicon Image to Showcase Portfolio of 4K Ultra HD Digital Connectivity Solutions at 2014 International CES®
1/2/2014 01:12:22 PM

2014-01-06 1 07 PM pressrelease Silicon Image to Showcase Portfolio of 4K Ultra HD Digital Connectivity Solutions at 2014 International CES® Who:     Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG) What:    Meet with Silicon Image at 2014 International CES to experience the company's extensive portfolio of HD a



2013.12.16 - Silicon Image Introduces Industry's First MHL® 3.0 4K Ultra HD Solution for Mobile Devices
1/2/2014 11:41:55 AM

2013-12-16 5 05 AM pressrelease Silicon Image Introduces Industry's First MHL® 3.0 4K Ultra HD Solution for Mobile Devices Latest Portfolio Additions Enable Flagship Smartphones and Tablets to Deliver an Immersive and Interactive Experience on 4K TVs and Monitors SUNNYVALE, Calif., December 16, 2



2013.12.19 - 4K Ultra HD Connection For Smartphones And Tablets
12/19/2013 02:57:10 PM

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Skin Patches Enable Smartphone-Controlled Pain Relief


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Artificial Muscles That Remember


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Monitor activity through a JTAG download cable.



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Detect X-axis position and indicate it with an LED.



Reset an SOC only when power is ready
Use a comparator, an AND gate, and a capacitor to properly reset an SOC.



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New circuit improves on an earlier power-sequence-testing idea.



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Control power to a load and protect the power source.



Create a DAC from a microcontroller's ADC
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Use a short-wave infrared camera to capture the image of an entire wafer.



Solar-powered sensor controls traffic
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Self-oscillating H bridge lights white LED from one cell
Circuit operates on batteries as low as 0.6V.



Low-cost LCD-bias generator uses main microcontroller as control IC
Control a buck-boost switch-mode regulator with the same microcontroller that sends data to an LCD.



Negative-to-negative switch-mode converter offers high current and high efficiency
Don't let variations in input voltage affect the output voltage.



ADC for programmable logic uses one capacitor
Use a capacitor's charging and discharging time to sense a user input.



Use two phases to cut current and improve EMI
A two-phase SEPIC has lower output-capacitor current, which also improves reliability.



Fader switch uses inexpensive controller
Control the brightness of an LED or incandescent lamp.



Astable multivibrator gets hysteresis from positive-feedback stage
Add hysteresis through positive feedback.



Class B amplifier has automatic bias
Biased transistors minimize distortion.



Cable tester uses LEDs to find faults
Test as many as 16 wires with LEDs as continuity indicators.



Dual-coil relay driver uses only two MOSFETs
Differentially drive relays to minimize power consumption.



Unused port adds a PWM/analog channel to a microcontroller
Take advantage of unused pins to generate a PWM signal and then filter it into analog.



Capacitance meter uses PLL for high accuracy
An improvement on an old design lets you measure capacitors from 10 pF to 1 µF.



Resistor compensates for instrumentation-amp gain drift
Temperature makes instrumentation amp's gain drift; a resistor corrects it.