Irvine, Calif. – June 28, 2012 – Lantronix (Nasdaq: LTRX), a leading global provider of smart M2M connectivity solutions, today announced its alliance with OKI Data Americas, a leading printing solutions provider, to co-market its award-winning xPrintServer™ family of iOS print server appliances. With this agreement, OKI becomes the first printer manufacturer entering into such an alliance with Lantronix.
The alliance comes at a time when iPad® use is expected to nearly double this year and overall iOS adoption continues within the enterprise and education markets. OKI will refer the xPrintServer to its large network of customers, resellers and distributors that are seeking mobile printing solutions. Conversely, Lantronix will refer OKI’s products to members of its network that are in need of customized printing solutions.
“The Lantronix xPrintServer offers a compelling value proposition for OKI in the mobile printing arena,” said Keith Fenton, product planning manager – MFP Software and Solutions at OKI Data Americas. “Every day, more and more customers are demanding iOS printing solutions – not just for new printers and multi-function devices, but for legacy equipment as well. From its slick design to its incredible ease-of-use, the Lantronix xPrintServer is an affordable and viable mobile printing solution.”
As printing solutions specialists, OKI provides world-class printing technology and real-world solutions designed to help manage workflow and optimize performance. By referring xPrintServer solutions from Lantronix, OKI helps to ensure Apple compatibility with many OKI printers and MFPs. The xPrintServer also provides controls to help administrators manage access to networked and wireless-enabled printers. This is an especially vital tool for offices and schools that are looking to manage the document output of numerous mobile devices.
“OKI is a leader in the printer space and has already proven to be an outstanding sales, distribution and marketing partner,” said Mark D. Tullio, vice president of worldwide marketing for Lantronix. “With our technology and OKI’s track record of developing innovative printing solutions, we anticipate even more co-marketing and promotional opportunities over the coming year.”
The xPrintServer: Open it. Plug it in. Print!
The xPrintServer is an easy-to-use hardware solution that utilizes the iOS native print menu and requires no additional applications, software downloads, or printer driver installations. With automatic printer discovery and no configuration, printing is hassle-free. Simply open the box, plug in the xPrintServer, and print wirelessly from any iOS device running iOS version 4.2 or later, to virtually any USB or network-connected printer.
About OKI Data Americas, Inc.
OKI Data Americas, headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ, and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized solutions under the OKI® brand, including digital color and monochrome printers, color and monochrome multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label printers and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables. Utilizing Genuine OKI® toner ensures consistent, reliable and high-quality output that maximizes performance. OKI Data Americas also serves the Graphic Arts & Production market with the OKI proColor™ Series. In addition, OKI offers a full portfolio of products built to optimize managed print engagements. OKI Data Americas takes a consultative approach to supporting every customer’s needs and delivering individualized print solutions that optimize business performance. The company’s innovative technology is backed by Tokyo-based parent company Oki Electric Industry, a leader in telecom, infrastructure and mechatronics systems; and an approximately $5.2 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2010 financial reporting. Keeping its customers’ needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2008 certified and offers a selection of ENERGY STAR(r) certified products.
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.
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Mark D. Tullio