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New Lantronix xPico® Wi-Fi Shield Delivers Wi-Fi Access Point and 802.11 b/g/n Connectivity for Popular Arduino® Platform

IRVINE, CA–(Marketwired – May 6, 2014) – Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a leading global provider of smart IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, today announced that its xPico® Wi-Fi Shield is now shipping. The xPico Wi-Fi Shield supports simultaneous wireless LAN client connectivity and access point (AP) functionality. This makes it easy to securely connect to an Arduino® micro-computer using web-based tools and interactive applications on smartphones or tablets. 

With the xPico Wi-Fi Shield, a wireless LAN driver is not required on the Arduino microcontroller to configure wireless connectivity. The xPico Wi-Fi Shield features connection management software and a web-based configuration interface that manage connectivity complexity on behalf of the application developer. The xPico Wi-Fi Shield allows engineers, designers, students and hobbyists to quickly add smart Wi-Fi solutions to Arduino designs, while offloading the burden of TCP/IP stack and networking applications to the included xPico Wi-Fi module.

“As a leader in providing smart, secure, and easy to deploy IoT solutions, we are excited to enhance our xPico Wi-Fi product family by supporting Arduino, one of the most pervasive development platforms today,” said Kurt Busch, president and CEO of Lantronix. “First-time and advanced Arduino users alike can all benefit from the robust Wi-Fi connectivity features provided by the xPico Wi-Fi to enable quick and easy prototyping of mobile-ready designs.”

About xPico® Wi-Fi

The xPico Wi-Fi device, which boasts a tiny footprint of 24mm x 16.5mm, is a pin and form factor compatible member of the xPico product family that provides a low power, full IP stack, complete device server solution. The product provides direct access to data and equipment via any mobile device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, or laptop computer). 

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Easy to deploy and use: Easily configurable with little or no software development necessary.
  • Innovative form factor: Compact footprint: 24mm x 16.5mm.
  • Mobile-ready: Enables direct access to device data via smartphones, tablets and connected PCs.
  • Soft AP: Unique simultaneous soft-AP and client mode, allows for easy points of access while maintaining a secure network.
  • Robust: Device server application suite field-proven by Lantronix over the last decade.

About Arduino

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. A single-board microcontroller, the Arduino is intended to make the application of interactive objects or environments more accessible. Industry analysts estimate more than 300,000 official Arduino microcontrollers have been commercially produced and are in-use by software developers, design engineers, artists, and technology hobbyists.

How to Buy

The xPico Wi-Fi Shield retails for $59.00 and is available for purchase globally through Lantronix.com, as well as through the company’s distribution channels and partners on a worldwide basis. For more information or questions about high volume pricing and availability, 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 products have applications in every industry, including medical, security, industrial and building automation, transportation, retail, POS, financial, government, consumer electronics, and IT/data center. The Company’s headquarters are located in Irvine, California. For more information, visit www.lantronix.com. The Lantronix blog, http://www.lantronix.com/blog, features industry discussion and updates. To follow Lantronix on Twitter, please visit http://www.twitter.com/Lantronix.

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