Self-contained Linux networking server in a RJ-45 package - Embedded.com

Self-contained Linux networking server in a RJ-45 package

CAMBRIDGE, UK — ACAL Technology announced the first samples of XPort Pro, what the company claims to be the world’s smallest, self-contained Linux networking server.

Building on proven Lantronix XPort technology, XPort Pro is a production-ready server which operates on the Linux or Evolution OS operating systems. The unit has significantly more on-board memory with 8MB SDRAM/16MB Flash, compared to the 256kB of current-generation XPort devices.

The XPort Pro draws 150mA at 10Mbps to minimise power consumption, it is footprint compatible with existing XPort networking servers, eliminating the need for complex connectivity design. Its high-speed 32-bit processor allows advanced applications to be deployed directly onto edge devices.

The combination of the Linux operating system, with integrated IPv6 and extensive features libraries, extensive on-board memory and advanced processing, provide unlimited flexibility to customise XPort Pro to a wide range of M2M applications.

Network security is provided by a range of data encryption and authentication options and enhanced by Lantronix’ patent-pending VIP (virtual IP) Access technology.

This provides seamless integration with ManageLinx which enables secure access to firewall-protected equipment for remote monitoring and control.


ACAL Technology’s Martin Kemp, European RF & Wireless Product Manager, explains; “Xport is a popular, field-proven technology which allows designers to web-enable virtually any edge device with minimal engineering effort.

As the first distributor to offer samples of this new device, ACAL Technology is primed to help customers to be first to market with M2M applications based on XPort Pro.”

The first samples of Xport Pro are now available from ACAL. Data sheets available here.

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