Supplier Spotlight - Lantronix | Symmetry Blog

Jul 26, 2018
 

Each week, we'll be showcasing one of our suppliers from our line card and what distinguishes them from the competition. This week's supplier is Lantronix, a global provider of secure data access and management solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) assets.

 

Who is Lantronix?

With more than two decades of experience in creating robust machine to machine (M2M) technologies, Lantronix is an innovator in enabling customers to build new business models and realize the possibilities of the Internet of Things. Their connectivity solutions are deployed inside millions of machines serving a wide range of industries, including data center, medical, security, industrial, transportation, retail, financial, environmental and government.

Device and (big) data management, mobility, enterprise-level security and networking are key pillars in the reality of IoT. And addressing these fundamental pillars is exactly what they do. Lantronix products, solutions, and services enable connectivity (wired, Wi-Fi and cellular) and the management of “things” – machines, devices, sensors, computers, and more. Customers embed, attach and deploy Lantronix solutions to a wide range of devices — from medical devices in a hospital to municipal water monitoring systems to industrial equipment in factories to high powered switches and routers that serve as the backbone for data centers.

 

What are some of their applications?

As a pioneer in secure networking technologies, Lantronix is helping businesses across virtually every vertical market to make better decisions based on real-time information.

 

Healthcare

Improve Patient Care and Diagnostic Efficiency

Hospitals, laboratories and medical device manufacturers today are doing everything they can to maintain quality and patient care while under major cost containment or even cost-cutting pressures. Reduced staffing compounds the challenge, as doctors, nurses, technicians and engineers are working harder than ever to deliver the same quality in patient care. Medical device networking helps you do more with less. Lantronix' products automate and safeguard data collection and dissemination, and facilitate remote patient monitoring, asset tracking and reduced service costs.

Lantronix device servers help today's hospitals and laboratories monitor, collaborate, and diagnose patients 24/7. Enhance productivity, accuracy, and efficiency when using:

  • Patient Monitoring Devices
  • Mobile EKG Units
  • Glucose Analyzers
  • Blood Analyzers
  • Infusion Pumps
  • Ventilators
  • And Any Device with Serial Capability

 

Industrial

Connect Any and All Equipment Easily

With a Lantronix Industrial device server, you can quickly and reliably connect virtually any piece of factory equipment to a network or the Internet to interactively access, manage, control, evaluate and utilize data from the equipment.

Real Time Diagnostics and Repair

Lantronix' powerful, yet simple-to-implement technology provides the ability to perform real-time remote diagnostics and repair, automate data capture, and generate immediate notification of problems. Imagine the ability to control, monitor and troubleshoot remote industrial equipment from virtually anywhere over an Internet connection!

 

Security

The safety and security of data, property and employees is one of the biggest concerns every company will face.

Monitor Breaches and Troubleshoot Immediately

Network your security system, control panels and fire systems to easily access them all from a remote network or Internet connection — making it simple to monitor security breaches and troubleshoot problems without being on site.

Reduce Costs and Increase Peace of Mind

The security of your assets, employees and customers is a top priority, and Lantronix products can take care of all this while allowing you to focus on your business.

 

Energy

Control Systems Remotely, Accurately, and Easily

Lantronix products provide remote access, control and troubleshooting – resulting in efficient data acquisition, control, reduced costs and even better customer service. Updates to power systems are made simple, and devices already in place can be networked using Lantronix servers to reduce system construction costs.

Reduce Costs and Save Resources

With Lantronix technology, costs related to power failures, human meter readings, inaccurate data collection and more are all drastically reduced if not virtually eliminated. Now you can control your entire system, read meters, and allocate power according to need from one central location.

 

IT & Data Centers

Troubleshoot Any Equipment from Anywhere—Even if the Network is Down

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.

Keep Top Talent Centralized

Tired of not having your top people available for strategy meetings because they are in the field putting out fires? Lantronix helps you keep them home, where they belong. When equipment can be managed remotely, there's no need to get on a plane and be there in person. Just think of all the time and energy that will be saved.

Ideal for Your Business

One of the benefits of working with their technology is it is customizable to virtually any equipment in the world—making it a perfect fit for any application in any industry. Think of them as the host for your wildest networking dreams.

 

Transportation

Increase Public Safety and Reduce Congestion

Networked transportation systems play a key role in enhancing public safety by reducing congestion and facilitating traffic management. Devices such as signal controllers, message signs, video scanners and cameras are essential for managing traffic on freeways and major surface streets—and all can be network-enabled by Lantronix devices.

Enhance Control with Wireless Systems

The transportation industry is well-versed in the benefits of wireless technology and the necessity for a networked system. For many transportation applications, Lantronix wireless devices servers – 

WiBox® (external) and WiPort® (embedded) are a natural fit. From freeway signage to railways to airports Lantronix technology plays a crucial role in both traffic safety and efficiency. Wirelessly connect these and others with Lantronix:

  • Signal controllers
  • Message signs
  • Video scanners and cameras

 

Government

Secure Remote Technology for Government Agencies

Over Two Decades of Providing Networking and Security Technology to Governments

Since the 1980s, Lantronix has been making it easy for government purchasers to get their jobs done. In fact, they even have a resource center to make things as easy as possible including white papers, case studies, information on government contracts, and product descriptions. Lantronix manufactures several products with final assembly in the U.S. to meet trade compliance requirements.

SecureBox

SD1101002-G1

SDS1101 Secure Device Server - 1 DB25F DCE Serial Port, 10/100 Ethernet; 12 VDC 10W, 4 AC plugs

UDS

UD1100002-G1

UDS1100 Device Server - 1 DB25F DCE Serial Port; 100-240 VAC adapter

WiBox

WB2100EG2-G1

WBX2100E Wireless Device Server - 802.11 b/g, 10/100 Ethernet; 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz adapter

 

 

What are their most popular products?

Together, the network and the Internet are the lifeblood of business. Today’s competitive market, coupled with the rapid emergence and evolution of the “Internet of Things” requires lightning-fast response — and Lantronix’s specialized networking solutions provide that vital measure of speed, security, mobility and intelligence to your business and products.

 

XPort® Edge

XPort® Edge is the next generation of the world’s best selling embedded Ethernet device server that provides full IoT gateway connectivity to any device with serial capability. By integrating XPort Edge into any product design, manufacturers can offer secure network connectivity with integrated device management and cloud connectivity within weeks.

XPort Edge Features:

  • Full IoT Gateway Functionality in a single RJ45 package
  • Industrial-grade Security
  • Robust Data Handling
  • Integrated Device Manageability
  • Cloud Ready

XPort Edge Highlights:

  • Minimal development effort needed to add IoT functionality to any device
  • Automatic network connection management
  • Enables operation as a network co-processor or an MCU
  • Pre-integration with MACH10 Global Device Manager for remote manageability
  • Enhanced device and data transport security
  • Global certification (FCC, IC, ETSI, Japan, AUS/NZ, China)
  • Industrial grade design for operation in extreme environments (-40 to +80 C)

 

 

xPico

Delivering seamless and secure Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity, the Lantronix xPico 240 line of embedded IoT gateways allows OEMS to build and deploy their smart connected products with reduced development costs, complexity and lower risk.

 

xPico 240 Series: Embedded Wi-Fi IoT Gateway

  • Dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) and Ethernet
  • Automatic network connection management
  • Concurrent Soft AP + client mode for direct wireless service access without disrupting machine field operations
  • Enables operation as network co-processor or wireless MCU
  • Pre-integration with MACH10®IoT platform
  • Global Certification (FCC, IC, ETSI, Japan, AU/NZS, China)
  • Industrial-grade design for operation in extreme environments (-40 C to +85 C)
  • Remote updates and device management via Lantronix Gateway Central™

 

xPico 250 Series: Embedded Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Combo IoT Gateway

  • Dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) and Ethernet
  • Dual-mode Bluetooth (BT and BLE)
  • Automatic network connection management
  • Concurrent Soft AP + client mode for direct wireless service access without disrupting machine field operations
  • Enables operation as network co-processor or wireless MCU
  • Pre-integration with MACH10™ IoT platform
  • Global Certification (FCC, IC, ETSI, Japan, AU/NZS, China)
  • Industrial-grade design for operation in extreme environments (-40 C to +85 C)
  • Remote updates and device management via Lantronix Gateway Central™

 

xPico 200 Series : Embedded Wi-Fi IoT Gateway

  • Dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) and Ethernet
  • xPico 250 Only – Dual-mode Bluetooth (BT and BLE)
  • Automatic network connection management
  • Concurrent Soft AP + client mode for direct wireless service access without disrupting machine field operations
  • Enables operation as network co-processor or wireless MCU
  • Device Management via Lantronix Gateway Central™
  • Pre-integration with MACH10™ IoT platform
  • Global Certification (FCC, IC, ETSI, Japan, AU/NZS, China)
  • Industrial-grade design for operation in extreme environments (-40 C to +85 C)
  • Remote updates and management via Lantronix Gateway Central™

 

PremierWave 2050: Enterprise Wi-Fi Module

Reliable, Industrial Grade 802.11ac Wi-Fi Connectivity

For mission critical industrial and commercial applications, PremierWave 2050 delivers reliable and always-on 5G Wi-Fi (802.11ac) connectivity. With a production ready software stack, enterprise class security and modular RF certification, PremierWave 2050 mitigates development and deployment risks and accelerates the availability of robust WLAN connected IoT products.

  • Simple and Reliable Enterprise Wi-Fi Connectivity for Ethernet devices
  • Industrial grade 802.11ac Wi-Fi Module for high performance Enterprise IoT
  • Production ready software for mission critical operations
  • Enterprise grade security
  • Simultaneous AP and Client Access (AP+STA), AP Only or Client (STA) Only Modes
  • Modular RF certification, Wi-Fi Alliance Certified, IPv6 Ready Logo Certified
  • Remote management

 

Looking to integrate Lantronix products with your design? Our Applications Engineers offer free design and technical help for your latest designs. Contact us today!

 

 


 

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