Irvine, Calif. Lantronix Inc. announced an embedded networking device gateway module called XPort Direct. This communications subsystem is targeted at applications that need to move commands, status, and information over IP networks or the Internet, to or from remote devices.
The XPort Direct is mounted onto a device manufacturer's printed circuit board (PCB), enabling 'drop-in' network connectivity. This allows OEMs to add a range of capabilities to their system, including remote diagnostics, monitoring, maintenance, and control. XPort Direct can be integrated into existing or new products with minimal hardware and software engineering investment.
The XPort Direct is ideal for products requiring access to critical time-sensitive information such as temperature conditions, inventory updates and machine status. Applications include home automation, entertainment systems, home security, appliances, POS (point-of-sale) terminals, vending machines, industrial refrigeration, commercial lighting and audio/visual equipment.
This product is currently available worldwide through Lantronix channel and other sales partners. XPort Direct will be available at prices below $20 to qualified, high-volume customers and at slightly higher prices for volumes under 20,000 units annually.
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Lantronix Inc., 1-800-422-7055, www.lantronix.com.