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Lantronix Launches 3.5G Wireless Solution for Connecting Remote Devices and Mobile Equipment

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Lantronix Launches 3.5G Wireless Solution for

Connecting Remote Devices and Mobile Equipment

Industrial-Grade Intelligent Gateway and Ethernet-to-Mobile Routing Capabilities Available for Rapid M2M Deployment

London, UK, – 4 September, 2013Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a global provider of smart networking and communications solutions for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, today announced the launch and availability of the PremierWave® XC HSPA+ (3.5G) device, an intelligent high speed gateway and application server.  Designed for easy mobile and remote device connectivity with rapid application development and deployment, the latest addition to the PremierWave family boasts leading-edge 3.5G mobile technology and brings M2M connectivity to devices and equipment, previously unable to be connected through wired or Wi-Fi solutions.

The PremierWave XC Product Family

The PremierWave XC family is designed for applications in a variety of vertical markets including telematics, industrial automation, healthcare, energy, utilities, and more. The product enables remote access and management of virtually any serial equipment or device through the use of the Lantronix® device server application suite and optional custom programming environment. Additionally, the PremierWave family is critical for applications deployed in areas that do not have an Ethernet or Wi-Fi infrastructure, or for installations that have such connectivity but rely on mobile for failover backup, ensuring redundancy.

PremierWave XC HSPA+ highlights:

· Penta-band UMTX/HSPA+

· Quad-band GSM/GRPS/EDGE

· Ethernet-to-Mobile routing

· Ethernet-to-Mobile Failover and Failback

· SMS: Shoulder tap, relay control, event notification, and tunnelling

· Dual network connectivity (Wired Ethernet and Mobile) for flexibility and redundancy

· Unique design for quick and easy connectivity to virtually any device with a serial port

· Extended temperature range for industrial applications

· 5-Year limited warranty

“Our business relies on our ability to monitor, manage, and control all equipment, in real time. This is especially true for those devices and machines housed in either extremely remote locations around the world, or highly-confined areas within buildings and remote structures, where current market solutions such as wired Ethernet or even Wi-Fi cannot address,” said Roy Moore, CEO of Fluid Measurement, Inc. “Lantronix’ new mobile solution is exactly what’s needed to solve both issues, given its 3G+ capabilities, industrial-grade design, Ethernet-to-mobile routing, and enterprise level security.  We look forward to a seamless and successful roll-out.”

“Axeda and Lantronix share the same core principle for M2M – customers need to quickly and easily deploy their solutions.  Our engineers have worked together to offer the PremierWave XC HSPA+ Intelligent Gateway as ‘Axeda Ready’, allowing our customers to enjoy a proven M2M hardware solution coupled with the flexibility and power of the Axeda M2M platform,” said Joe Biron, vice president for technology and innovation at Axeda, a provider for cloud-based services and software for managing connected product and machines.

“Our solutions must withstand the harshest marine environment – from deep sea wind gusts and heavy rains to large swings in temperature to highly volatile environments.  As such, product ruggedness, feature robustness and reliability are a must,” said Paul Wartnaby, Director at Offshore Ops Ltd., a UK and South Africa-based company specialising in software and hardware solutions for terminal, salvage and bunker operations.  “Given its 3G+ capabilities, industrial-grade design and enterprise level security, Lantronix’ new mobile solution is exactly what’s needed to solve communication issues where local wireless regulators restrict effective wireless links.  We are pleased to include the HSPA+ XC as an integral part of our system.”

“The launch of the new PremierWave XC HSPA+ furthers our strategy of utilising the convergence of mobility and M2M systems, expands our mobile offering, and greatly extends our mobile market reach – enabling us to capitalise on what is one of the fastest growing segments in M2M,” said Kurt Busch, president and CEO for Lantronix.  “With new channels in place, and a design that provides a seamless migration path as carriers bring next generation solutions to market, we look forward to PremierWave’s success in this rapidly growing market.”

About HSPA+

HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) represents a family of high-speed 3G and 4G digital data services available to GSM carriers worldwide. The service works with HSPA mobile phones as well as laptops and portable devices with HSPA modems. Although based on WCDMA, HSPA is a major enhancement with more channels and different modulation and coding techniques. In addition, HSPA can recover faster from errors than WCDMA.  HSPA+, also called “I-HSPA” and “HSPA Evolved,” is designated as a 4G technology. In the United States, it is available under AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US.

Pricing and Availability

PremierWave XC HSPA+ has an MSRP of £362.83 and is available for purchase now at Lantronix.com or through the company’s global network of distribution partners.

About Lantronix
Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) is a global provider of smart networking and communications solutions for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.  Lantronix OEM Modules and Enterprise Solutions enable machines, devices and sensors to be securely accessed, managed, monitored and controlled.  Easy to integrate and deploy, Lantronix solutions enable customers to capitalise on the convergence of mobility with M2M systems and to participate in the Internet of Things (IoT).  Lantronix solutions have applications across many industries including, security, industrial and building automation, transportation, energy, retail, financial, government, consumer electronics, medical and information technology. Founded in 1989, Lantronix is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, visit www.lantronix.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/Lantronix.

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