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Lantronix

February 09, 2010 08:00 ET

Lantronix Launches Global XPort Pro™ Design Contest

World's Smallest Linux Computer Provides a Powerful Engine for Deploying Advanced Applications at the Network Edge

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - February 9, 2010) - Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), global provider of secure, network-enabling technologies, today announced a design contest based on its recently launched XPort Pro. About the size of two sugar cubes, XPort Pro is the newest addition to Lantronix' popular XPort® family of embedded Ethernet networking and compute modules used in millions of devices worldwide. XPort Pro is available running Linux and IPv6, offering developers a powerful compute platform with an industry-standard development environment. 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.

The contest is open to all individuals with interest in network technology, including businesses, university faculty, students, research labs, engineers and design contractors. There is no limit to the number of entries per person or organization. XPort Pro's leading-edge architecture, 32-bit processing power and ample memory allows resource-intensive applications to be deployed on a single platform. It effortlessly handles demanding applications, allowing virtually unlimited flexibility and customization.

"Lantronix' design contest showcases many of the diverse applications that can be developed with our products, from security robots to topological survey drones to even cow houses in Japan," said Daryl Miller, VP engineering at Lantronix. "The student entries also add a fresh perspective on using network technology. The interest and passion shown by past contestants makes participating in these events a highlight of my job, and we're excited to present the Linux community with a powerful tool to Web-enable almost any device in a fraction of the typical development time."

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 magazine and Margery Conner, technical editor for EDN.

"We're excited to launch our XPort Pro design competition and we look forward to seeing the ideas of Linux enthusiasts from across the globe," said Jerry Chase, chief executive officer of Lantronix. "We expect this contest to give voice to the limitless, creative ideas made possible by the powerful combination of XPort Pro, Linux and the imaginations of the contestants."

Please visit http://www.lantronix.com/designcontest for details on how to enter the contest and receive your discounted $99.00 (USD) XPort Pro and evaluation kit. In addition to the top three prizes, all 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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