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Lantronix

April 27, 2010 08:00 ET

Lantronix Giving Free Evaluation Kits to Students at ESC Silicon Valley for XPort Pro™ Design Contest

Giveaway Addresses Strong Interest From Students on Tight Budgets

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) -  ESC Silicon Valley -- In response to strong interest from university students on tight budgets, Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), global provider of secure, network-enabling technologies, is offering free evaluation kits at ESC Silicon Valley for students who want to enter its XPort Pro™ design contest.

"We are pleased to see so many submissions from students, and want to make it even easier for the student community to submit creative, diverse applications that can be developed with our products," said Daryl Miller, VP engineering, Lantronix. "We've seen everything from security robots to topological survey drones to remote sprinkler controllers. We recently spoke to over 600 students in Germany who were excited by the XPort Pro, as it gives the Linux community a powerful tool to Web-enable almost any device in a fraction of the typical development time."

XPort Pro is the latest addition to Lantronix' popular XPort® family of embedded Ethernet networking and compute modules, which are used in millions of devices worldwide. Available running Linux with IPv6, it offers developers a powerful compute platform with an industry-standard development environment. XPort Pro's leading-edge architecture, 32-bit processing power and ample memory allows resource-intensive applications to be deployed on a single platform. Lantronix will award prizes of $6,000 and $3,000 to the two top entries for Best Linux Design, and a separate prize of $3,000 for the Best Student Linux Design.

Entries must be submitted by August 6, 2010, and the winners will be announced at ESC Boston, September 20-23 at the Hynes Convention Center. Final prize winners will be selected by a panel comprised of industry experts, including Bill Wong, technology editor for Electronic Design, and Margery Conner, technical editor for EDN.

"We love all the interest XPort Pro is getting from students," said Jerry Chase, chief executive officer, Lantronix. "We very much want students to participate and still be able to afford to eat. Giving the development kits to students for free was an easy decision and we're looking forward to seeing their fun ideas and inventions."

Lantronix is at ESC Silicon Valley with partner Symmetry Electronics, booth #1943. Please visit http://www.lantronix.com/designcontest for details on how to enter the contest and receive a free or discounted $99.00 (USD) XPort Pro and evaluation kit. In addition to the top three prizes, all contest entrants will receive a Lantronix t-shirt.

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About Lantronix
Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) is a global leader of secure communication technologies that simplify remote access, management and control of any electronic device. Its solutions 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 connect and control electronic equipment via the Internet; provide secure remote access to firewall-protected equipment; and enable remote management of IT equipment over the Internet. Founded in 1989, Lantronix serves some of the largest security, industrial and building automation, medical, 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. For more information, visit www.lantronix.com.

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