Lantronix is now shipping its first RoHS-compliant XPort embedded device server. Mandated by the European Parliament and Council of the European Union, RoHS (Restriction on Hazardous Substances) requires that manufacturers reduce the usage of hazardous substances including lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, or polybrominated diphenyl in electrical and electronic equipment by July 2006. As of that date, companies whose products are not RoHS compliant will not be permitted for sale throughout Europe and eventually in parts of Asia.
The RoHS-compliant XPort is completely form-fit-function compatible with non-RoHS XPort devices currently being sold. In a small RJ-45 package, XPort provides a solution that allows quick and easy networking of virtually any device or machine onto an IP network or the Internet. For more information on the company's RoHS plans, visit www.lantronix.com/about/rohs.html.