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Lantronix, Inc. is an American computer technology manufacturer that makes devices that allow companies to remotely network, access and manage electronic equipment over the Internet. The company offers three platforms:

  • DeviceLinx - a family of external and embedded networking modules that remotely connect and control equipment via the Internet. Serial-to-Ethernet and serial-to-Wi-Fi connectivity options available.
  • ManageLinx - an application services platform providing simple, yet secure remote access to and control of firewall-protected equipment.

The company serves several vertical markets, including security and fire control, industrial and building automation, medical, transportation, retail/POS, financial, government, consumer electronics/appliances, IT/data center, and pro-AV/signage.

Lantronix is headquartered in Irvine, CA and has offices around the world.

Company history

Lantronix was founded in 1989 with the introduction of an ethernet terminal server enabling terminals and serial printers to connect to a host computer over a network. In the early 1990s, Lantronix introduced a complete line of print servers that enabled users to inexpensively share laser printers and plotters over the network.

Later, Lantronix offered a single-port external networking solution that enabled serial devices to be connected to Ethernet networks.

In 2003, Lantronix introduced the XPort, a network module with an embedded web server. The next year, the company introduced a serial-to-Wi-Fi module called the WiPort.

2004 Introduces device servers and console servers with NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)-certified implementation of 128-256 bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standards) encryption.

2006 Introduces the EDS4100, a data center grade device server to enable IT administrators to connect non-traditional IT equipment to corporate networks with the same protocols used to connect traditional networking equipment.

2007 Introduces IntelliBox®-I/O, -fully programmable external device server which automates the task of managing remote equipment and associated reporting.

Lantronix enters the Distributed IT market with the SecureLinx Spider™, a remote server management solution specifically dedicated for remote/branch office environments.

Introduces the UBox 2100, a USB-to-Ethernet device server to support the USB isochronous data transfer standard.

2008 Enters the Remote Product Services (RPS) business with ManageLinx™, a platform for application services that serves as the foundation for AccessMyDevice™, the machine-to-machine (M2M) platform for remote device access, monitoring and management.

2009 Lantronix introduces the XPort® Pro, a Linux networking server.

Introduces the SpiderDuo, a new addition to the Spider™ family of KVM (keyboard, video, mouse)-over-IP solutions. The IPv6-certified SpiderDuo is a device that provides secure, real-time control of GUI-based computers, servers and other equipment from virtually anywhere via the Internet.

Introduces the Evolution Device/Terminal Server products, the 8- and 16-port EDSPS. Using industry-standard management tools, the multiport device servers allow serial equipment to be accessed and managed via the Internet.

2010 Introduces the MatchPort® NR, the newest addition to the MatchPort family of device servers. Compatible with the MatchPort wireless device server, the MatchPort NR allows customers to configure their products for wired or wireless connectivity.

Wins EDN Magazine's 20th Annual Innovation Awards for the XPort Pro Linux Networking Server in the Embedded-System Technology category.

2011 Introduces the xPrintServer™-Network Edition,an external print server that allows iPads®, iPhones®, iPod® Touch, and virtually any device running Apple’s iOS® mobile operating system to print wirelessly to virtually any networked printer. The xPrintServer-Network Edition is a hardware solution that utilizes the iOS native print menu and requires no additional applications, software downloads, or printer driver installations.

Introduces the EDS-MD™, dDeveloped specifically for the medical industry, EDS-MD facilitates the secure access and management of medical devices in hospitals, laboratories, and other healthcare environments.

Lantronix is named to Connected World magazine's "2012 CW 100,"

Wins the "Contribution to Security" award at the 5th Annual e-Legacy awards.

Lantronix launches eCommerce store

Introduces the PremierWave EN embedded Linux wireless device server. The module allows design engineers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to wireless Ethernet networking to any device.

2012 Lantronix announces the xPrintServer® Office Edition, the next-generation version of the xPrintServer – Network Edition. This hardware solution to support mobile printing throughout the enterprise.

Introduces its new vSLM™ –the Virtual Secure Lantronix Management Appliance – new software version of the company’s SLM Family, it is designed to integrate and manage IT (information technology) equipment anywhere in the enterprise.

2013 Lantronix announces the next-generation Lantronix® SLB (Secure Lantronix Branch office manager)™, an upgrade to the company’s existing integrated secure console server with remote power management, which enables IT administrators to securely manage remote servers and IT infrastructure equipment over the internet.

Introduces Lantronix® xSenso™ Controller – the newest member of its xSenso analog sensor networking family, designed specifically for use in rugged and harsh environments.

Lantronix launches the xPico™ Wi-Fi®, one of the world’s most flexible Wi-Fi® device servers. xPico, providing low power, simultaneous Soft AP and client mode, full IP and WLAN stacks, complete device server application