From Lantronix: "Lantronix Announces General Availability of XPort? EDGE, the First Embedded Ethernet Gateway Offered in the Market-Leading XPort Family"

Dec 22, 2018

MUNICH, Germany, Nov. 12, 2018  — Lantronix, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: LTRX), a global provider of secure data access and management solutions for the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the general availability of its XPort® EDGE embedded Ethernet IoT gateway.

Since its introduction, the XPort serial to Ethernet device server has been a market leading module used by OEMs to easily add reliable network connectivity to industrial devices. To date, millions of IoT enabled devices have been deployed in the market using XPort, and every year that number grows by hundreds of thousands of units. XPort EDGE, the latest innovation from Lantronix, brings a new level of performance, enhanced security, pre-integrated device management capability and cloud connectivity to this popular platform, making it the first true wired IoT gateway in the industry in an easy to deploy RJ45 connector form factor.

XPort EDGE Embedded Ethernet Gateway

“Wired Ethernet continues to be one of the most popular IoT connectivity options for Industrial IoT devices, and we are pleased from the positive feedback of the early adopters of our new XPort EDGE,” said Shahram Mehraban, Lantronix VP of marketing. “Built on a high-performance real-time ARM® based system-on-a-chip, the XPort EDGE provides a complete IoT gateway with a network and IoT offload engine, enterprise grade security, and integrated cloud-based device management, in the same patented form-factor as the popular XPort that most of our embedded OEMs expect from Lantronix.”

XPort EDGE Capabilities Include:

Enhanced security features:

  • Enterprise-grade TruPort® Security of both data-at-rest and data-in-motion which includes secure key storage, encrypted configuration, secure connections with SSL/TLS, HTTPS, and role-based access control
    • Secure boot and secure remote firmware update
    • Secure Network Attach (EAPOL) for authenticated access to network switch ports
  • One-to-many connectivity orchestrating communication with multiple applications using multiple networking protocols for any device having a serial port (UART)
  • Remote Device Management
  • Pre-integration with Lantronix MACH10® IoT platform, including support for Lantronix Gateway Central and MACH10® Global Device Manager
  • Patented XPort form factor with integrated PHY and Magnetics in an RJ45 connector

Key applications for XPort EDGE include industrial automation, such as machine control, industrial terminal and remote controls, connected weighing scales, building automation, and smart building equipment such as connected doors and lighting controls. Other potential use cases include retail point‑of‑sale terminals, gaming machines, telematics control units, and medical equipment such as defibrillators and urology monitors.

Development Kit Availability

The XPort EDGE modules and development kit are now available for evaluation and testing. The evaluation kit includes one XPort EDGE embedded Ethernet gateway and one XPort EDGE evaluation board, 30-day free trial of Lantronix Gateway Central, our secure cloud-based device management service and Lantronix’s full library of documentation and examples.

Hardware engineers and product designers will be able to reduce their time to market further by taking advantage of Lantronix’s design-in technical support, product quality, agency qualifications and industry certifications, as well as its more than 25 years of experience in helping OEM customers bring products to markets and in particular, to the demanding industrial and medical equipment market segments.

Lantronix is participating at the Electronica 2018, in Munich, Germany together with its partners Cypress Semiconductors and Arrow, and showcasing its portfolio of IoT solutions that help OEMs and machine makers build their secure connected products faster.




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