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Lantronix, Spectrum CNC to Wirelessly Network Machines

July 28, 2009

Lantronix' innovative technology provides key element to wirelessly network over 250 CNC machines.

IRVINE, CA -- Lantronix, Inc. (Nasdaq: LTRX), a leading provider of secure, remote management, device networking and data center management technologies, announced that Spectrum CNC, developer of the most reliable direct numerically controlled (DNC) software, has selected Lantronix to deliver a highly-dependable wireless industrial automation solution that eliminates the need for wiring throughout the production floor.

Spectrum CNC's Multi-DNC is a software-based machine tool communications system, and the first product to enable simultaneous uploads, downloads and dripfeeding of data into multiple computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines. Following its launch, customers began demanding a wireless solution that would simplify installations, reduce costs and increase flexibility for machine movement.

Spectrum CNC chose Lantronix to assist in engineering the product because of its expertise in wireless network connectivity. Lantronix' engineers paired its embedded wireless device server, MatchPort b/g, with Spectrum CNC's software. The combined product allows wireless connections between CNC machines using IEEE 802.11b/g networks. Spectrum CNC can now offer its customers the flexibility to locate equipment practically anywhere on the shop floor while monitoring it via a centralized operations console.

"Spectrum CNC has provided innovative technologies to the industrial automation space for years, and we're happy that we can contribute our expertise to assist in the evolution of their solutions," said Jerry Chase, CEO of Lantronix. "The combined offering meets growing customer demand to create a more flexible operating environment for computer controlled manufacturing equipment while cutting cost."

"Working with a recognized industry leader like Lantronix ensured our ability to innovate the most reliable wireless solution, which provides great benefits to our customers," said Toni Novak, president at Spectrum CNC. "MatchPort was the perfect complement to our software and has allowed us to edge out competitors, while continuing to evolve our offerings to meet our customers' needs."

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, CA.

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