Lantronix Launches xPico, Chip-sized Networking Module for Ethernet Connectivity

World’s Smallest Embedded Device Server a Viable Alternative to chip-based Solutions

Nuremberg, Germany – February 29, 2012 – Lantronix, Inc. (Nasdaq: LTRX), a leading global provider of smart M2M connectivity solutions, today announced the launch of its new xPico, the first product in the company’s new line of embedded device servers.  The chip-sized xPico, designed for quick integration with minimal engineering effort, is sampling now and can be pre-ordered by calling +1 (800) 422-7055.  xPico will begin volume shipping in the early second half of calendar 2012.  Lantronix will be showcasing xPico, along with PremierWave-XN, xPrintServer, EDS-MD, and more at Embedded World 2012 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, Hall 1 – booth 309, from February 28 to March 1, 2012.

xPico, which boasts a chip-sized footprint of 24mm x 16.5mm, is a compact and complete networking solution that enables Ethernet connectivity on virtually any device with a serial interface.  With its embedded device server application, Web server, and full IP stack, xPico allows seamless remote access to device data – simplifying the design integration process and providing robust connectivity.

“The combination of performance, price, and incredibly small form factor makes for an unbeatable product offering in xPico,” said Jeff A. Osheroff, President of Zonex Systems, California-based manufacturer of energy management and zone control systems. “Over the past year, we’ve seen tremendous demand from our customers for an Ethernet-based, embedded solution with the power and flexibility of xPico.  As such, we anticipate designing this product into our entire product offering.”

xPico:  Key Features and Benefits
As the world’s smallest embedded device server, xPico can be utilised in designs typically intended for chip solutions.  The difference is, with xPico there is no need for software development – translating into a much lower development cost and faster time-to-market.  Key features include:

  • Chip-sized footprint: 24mm x 16.5mm;
  • Complete ‘Device Server Application’ with full IP stack and web server;
  • Serial data rate of up to 921 Kbps;
  • 256-bit AES encryption;
  • Operating environment at extended temperatures: -40° to +85° C;
  • 5-Year limited warranty.

“We believe the flexibility, features and form factor of our new xPico firmly positions Lantronix for success as a provider of design-in alternatives to chip solutions,” said Mak Manesh, vice president of product management for Lantronix. “With our built-in, industry-proven device server application already deployed in several million devices, coupled with the ability to replace chip-based solutions with virtually no need to write a single line of code, the xPico marks another milestone in delivering technologically innovative products designed to solve specific customer needs in growing markets.”

How to Buy
xPico, which begins volume shipping in the early second half of calendar 2012, is available for pre-order now by calling (800) 422-7055, and at the time of shipping will be available for purchase globally through Lantronix.com, as well as through the company’s traditional distribution channels and partners.  MSRP for quantity of 1,000 units is $23.00. For larger volumes, please contact your local Lantronix representative or partner for pricing details.  For more information or general questions on xPico or for sales, please contact us at sales@lantronix.com.

About Lantronix
Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) is a global leader of secure communication technologies that simplify access and communication with and between virtually any electronic device. Our smart connectivity solutions enable sharing data between devices and applications to 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 and securely connect electronic equipment via networks and 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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