Utilities

CARMA Industries Chooses Lantronix AccessMyDevice

April 19, 2011

Secure, remote access to CARMA's METER MANAGER submetering system provides real-time updates on energy consumption, increasing cost-savings.


IRVINE, CA -- Lantronix (NASDAQ: LTRX), a leading global provider of smart connectivity solutions that enable access to any device, anywhere, anytime, announced that CARMA Industries has selected Lantronix' AccessMyDevice technology to enable secure remote access to utility systems, including those housed behind firewalls. As a result of the implementation, CARMA can offer a reliable and cost-effective submetering system to its customers. As a leading manufacturer and distributor of utility submetering systems, CARMA's flagship METER MANAGER product helps facility owners and managers measure their clients' energy usage. In developing the latest version of METER MANAGER, CARMA sought a way to save its customers money by eliminating the need for a PC or VPN router to remotely access each utility meter.

Lantronix' AccessMyDevice intelligent M2M (machine-to-machine) platform provides an affordable, bundled solution and managed service, enabling highly-secure remote access to equipment, even through firewalls, while working with an existing network infrastructure. The enterprise-grade solution eliminates the need for additional equipment and provides a cost-effective, efficient way to remotely obtain and integrate critical data into everyday business.

"In today's fast-paced, connected world, our clients depend on CARMA to accurately track the energy usage of their tenants, without the need for costly on-site support," said Rick Williams, president at CARMA Industries, Inc. "By strategically leveraging the AccessMyDevice platform, we are able to provide our customers a way to access and monitor remote client sites in real-time. AccessMyDevice provides a compelling competitive advantage in helping us offer a reliable, cost-effective submetering system, without hassle or technical needs associated with VPNs, on-site PCs or other similar solutions."

Using the AccessMyDevice platform and associated VIP Access products, CARMA's METER MANAGER allows the company to connect to any of its customers' sites and remotely diagnose network equipment failures, carry out repairs and perform proactive maintenance, eliminating the need to contract with an outside IT service. The solution consists of VIP Access-enabled EDS1100s, AccessMyDevice Portals, and an AccessMyDevice Gateway for secure connection management.

"It's exciting to work with CARMA, a leading energy services company to enable them to access real-time business critical information," said Jerry Chase, CEO at Lantronix. "AccessMyDevice is an innovative solution that provides high reliability, quick time-to-market, and is easy to use. AccessMyDevice enables CARMA to expand its business and reduce costs, while better serving its customers' needs."

About CARMA Industries Inc.
Founded in 1977, CARMA Industries Inc. is a Canadian-owned and operated manufacturer and distributor of submetering systems and provider of utilities billing solutions. CARMA was the first supplier of electronic submetering systems approved by Measurement Canada, the government agency responsible for ensuring the integrity and accuracy of measurement in the Canadian marketplace. With a solid history of proven performance, CARMA is renowned for its unwavering commitment to service and support, and establishing new standards for excellence with its submetering system technology and its energy-saving programs.

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. Our 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 medical, security, industrial and building automation, 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, CA.


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