Lantronix, Inc. has enhanced its XPort Pro, which the company touts as the world's smallest Linux networking server, with the addition of the de facto worldwide standard industrial protocol, Modbus. XPort Pro provides an embedded Ethernet networking engine for deploying advanced applications at the network edge in an integrated, thumb-sized package. XPortPro with Modbus now offers customers the ability to seamlessly communicate with, manage and control their energy monitoring and manufacturing equipment remotely and securely via the internet – even behind firewalls.
XPort Pro’s form factor is identical to Lantronix’ original XPort. Its 32-bit processing power and ample memory allow resource-intensive applications to be deployed on a single platform. Offering Modbus on XPort Pro is a logical extension of Lantronix’ strategy to continually add advanced networking and security features to XPort Pro, enabling state-of-the-art machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. XPort Pro offers edge computing with unlimited customization and application hosting possibilities, enabling faster time-to-market for developers, along with unprecedented application development options.
XPort Pro is available running VIP Access, and the feature rich, Evolution OS turnkey operating system and software development kit. The product provides over five times the processing power, and 32 times the memory of its predecessor. It also features SSH and SSL security and encryption.
“XPort Pro with Modbus will accelerate the transformation of machine networking by instantaneously getting key performance status for subsequent improvement of equipment uptime. This will enable resource-constrained, highly-paid technical personnel to monitor and manage equipment from any location via the Internet,” said Paul Pishal, VP Product Management of Lantronix. “XPort Pro offers unprecedented power at the machine level, becoming the eyes and ears of the support organization. Improving uptime or more effectively managing energy consumption requires real-time, secure networking technology with processing power to customize the most demanding applications.”