Lantronix Chosen to Network-Enable Quadlogic’s Power Line Communications Metering Technology
UDS1100 provides remote monitoring, managing and sharing of equipment with serial-to-Ethernet communication
Irvine, CA – August 18, 2011 – Lantronix (NASDAQ: LTRX), a leading global provider of smart connectivity solutions that enable cloud-based access to any device, anywhere, anytime, today announced that Quadlogic has selected Lantronix’ UDS1100 Ethernet device server to enable serial-to-Ethernet conversion in its metering systems. As a result, Quadlogic can now offer remote access, monitoring and control of its energy metering technology over Ethernet, dramatically improving communication and reducing support costs for its customers.
As a market leader in Power Line Communications metering technology, Quadlogic provides its residential and commercial customers access to timely and accurate metering data – especially important due to rising energy costs, deregulated markets and complex energy pricing. The company needed a quick, convenient and reliable way to network-enable its equipment and bring the advantages of remote management to its customers.
TheUDS1100 enables Quadlogic to meet the growing demand for serial-to-Ethernet conversion, which allows the company to network its metering devices in minutes, and provide its customers with instant control and access to equipment. The enterprise-grade, easy to configure device provides Quadlogic’s customers with a solution that facilitates more reliable communication with equipment, faster connection and data transfer speeds and reduced customer support calls.
“As our customers’ preferences shifted from plain old telephone service, the ability to offer network-enabled metering technology was essential to remain competitive,” said Thomas George, Director, Technical Services at Quadlogic. “We reviewed several competing Ethernet device servers extensively before selecting Lantronix’ UDS1100 for our conversion needs. Lantronix’ reliable, easy-to-use technology and superior customer support made Lantronix the obvious choice as we continue to provide our customers with smart, dependable and cost-effective metering technology.”
The UDS1100 uses serial tunneling to encapsulate serial data into packets and transport it over Ethernet. The device’s built-in web server enables Quadlogic to access and configure the UDS1100 from a standard web browser using Lantronix’ development tools to customize the product for unique applications.
“Providing our customers with superior device networking and remote access technology is a key priority for Lantronix,” said Paul Pishal, Vice President of Product Management for Lantronix. “Our work with Quadlogic is testament to how we work with companies’ existing robust technology, and provide competitive business value by bringing it onto the network.”
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Since 1982, Quadlogic have been committed to delivering highly accurate AMI meters and metering systems, designed for multi-tenant buildings. Using patented Power Line Communications technology, which is integral to all QLC meters, QLC has developed the lowest possible cost of installation, for meter systems. Quadlogic meter systems eliminate the need for walk up and read. QLC designs, assembles and calibrates its meters on-site at our Long Island City, NY headquarters.
Quadlogic’s metering systems are installed throughout the world in industrial, commercial and residential buildings and complexes, and in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Israel, Central and South America and the Caribbean. In addition, Quadlogic provides tenant electric billing services to New York Metro market. For more information about Quadlogic, please visit the web site at www.quadlogic.com.
About LantronixLantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) is a global leader of secure communication technologies that simplify remote access, management and control of any electronic device. Our products and cloud-based solutions empower businesses to make better decisions based on real-time information, and gain a competitive advantage by generating new revenue streams, improving productivity and increasing efficiency and profitability. Easy to integrate and deploy, Lantronix products remotely connect and control electronic equipment via the Internet, provide secure remote access to firewall-protected equipment, and enable remote management of IT equipment over the Internet. Founded in 1989, Lantronix serves some of the largest medical, security, industrial and building automation, transportation, retail/POS, financial, government, consumer electronics/appliances, IT/data center and pro-AV/signage entities in the world. The company's headquarters are located in Irvine, Calif. For more information, visit www.lantronix.com.
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