May 11, 2021

Lantronix Wins 2021 TMC Pandemic Tech Innovation Award for Its Open-Q 820Pro MicroSOM

Lantronix’s Open-Q 820Pro MicroSOM utilized in the development of the Misty II Robot, put to work in the fight against COVID-19

IRVINE, Calif., May 11, 2021 — Lantronix Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a global provider of Software as a Service (SaaS), connectivity services, engineering services, intelligent hardware and turnkey solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM), today announced that it has won a 2021 Pandemic Tech Innovation Award for its Open-Q™ 820Pro μSOM. The award is sponsored by TMC, a global, integrated media company, and its TMC Labs product review division. Lantronix’s Open-Q 820Pro microSOM was utilized in the development of the Misty II Robot from Misty Robotics. Misty II is a platform robot enabling developers to build robot applications. To assist with COVID-19 Return-to-Work initiatives, Misty Robotics delivered an application that put Misty II to work as a temperature-screening assistant. See the full case study here.

“We are honored to win a 2021 TMC Pandemic Technology Award for our Open-Q 820Pro microSOM, which was used in the creation of the Misty II Robot, an open-platform robot that was put to work to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Paul Pickle, CEO of Lantronix. “Our system-on-module solutions, including the Open-Q 820Pro microSOM, address a wide variety of development and manufacturing needs to support our customers’ visions and help bring to market barrier-shattering products, including the Misty II Robot.”

Helping combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Temp Screening Assistant application for Misty II includes the ability to ask health-screening questions that surface symptoms potentially related to the virus. It also puts infrared cameras to work to check temperatures, reducing the risk of exposure.

Misty II’s high-resolution camera and object detection capabilities enable her to detect people’s faces and other visual information. Her far-field microphones and audio processing capabilities give her the ability to hear speech while filtering out background noise. She can record video and audio data and share it with other devices or use her screen and speakers to stream data shared with her by other devices. She can even respond to touch.

“We are pleased to be a part of this important award for the application of Lantronix’s Open-Q 820Pro microSOM in the development of our Misty II Robot,” said Tim Enwall, CEO of Misty Robotics. “Lantronix was integral in the development of Misty II, which has served as a source of innovative technology during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

In addition to utilizing Lantronix’s Open-Q 820Pro microSOM, Misty’s developers relied on its engineering expertise to customize the SOM to enable Misty’s capabilities. Lantronix’s support enabled Misty Robotics to develop Misty’s many software capabilities, including camera management, audio management, display panel support, audio topology support using multiple microphones and speaker output, inter-processor communication, battery charging and tuning of noise suppression. Lantronix also helped with hardware design reviews and FCC certification testing support.

“In supporting the creation of the Misty II Robot, Lantronix has displayed its commitment to quality and innovation in the development of its tech solutions contributing to managing and overcoming pandemic outbreaks,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.

The Pandemic Tech Innovation Awards recognize hardware, software, devices/peripherals, applications and services that help society and business function effectively in the face of challenges caused by Pandemics. The 2021 Pandemic Tech Innovation Award winners are featured on Pandemic Tech News online and TMCnet.

About Lantronix 

Lantronix Inc. is a global provider of Software as a Service (SaaS), connectivity services, engineering services, intelligent hardware and turnkey solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM). Lantronix enables its customers to provide reliable and secure IoT Intelligent Edge and OOBM solutions while accelerating time to market. Lantronix’s products and services dramatically simplify the creation, development, deployment and management of IoT projects while providing quality, reliability and security across hardware, software and solutions.

With three decades of proven experience in creating robust IoT technologies and OOBM solutions, Lantronix is an innovator in enabling its customers to build new business models, leverage greater efficiencies and realize the possibilities of the Internet of Things. Lantronix’s solutions are deployed inside millions of machines at data centers, offices and remote sites serving a wide range of industries, including energy, agriculture, medical, security, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, retail, financial, environmental and government.

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