Module adds secure 802.11 b/g wireless connectivity
Posted to News on 16th Apr 2007, 19:07

Module adds secure 802.11 b/g wireless connectivity

Lantronix is introducing MatchPort b/g, the company's third-generation, full-featured, secure, embedded wireless 802.11 b/g networking device server module - which is available for under $60 in volume. With the MatchPort b/g, OEM manufacturers can easily design-in standards-compliant, secure 802.11 b/g wireless connectivity, giving their products mobility and remote management capabilities. MatchPort b/g is suited to a variety of vertical applications, including industrial automation, telematics/transportation, security access control, building automation, medical, retail/POS and power/utilities metering.

Module adds secure 802.11 b/g wireless connectivity

The first in a family of form-factor and pin-compatible wireless and wired device networking platforms, MatchPort b/g enables OEMs to future-proof their products. Future additions to the MatchPort family will include wired and higher performance wireless versions, allowing OEMs to design-in the appropriate level of device networking connectivity as their needs dictate, without having to redesign their end device. These additional new products are set to be released in the second half of 2007.

Marc Nussbaum, CEO of Lantronix, comments; "The explosive growth of WiFi technology in both corporate and consumer markets is ushering in a new era of 'untethered' device networking applications. OEMs need a solution that is easily designed-in, guaranteed to be compatible with industry standards and affordable. Until now, OEMs requiring lower cost wireless solutions had to settle for proprietary analogue RF transmission solutions such as 900MHz technology for their high-volume product designs. With the price/performance and power consumption breakthroughs of the MatchPort embedded device networking module, these proprietary solutions can be replaced, making the OEM's device compatible with ubiquitous, low-cost WiFi access points and standard web browser software. With MatchPort b/g, Lantronix continues to lead the industry through innovation and a commitment to ongoing improvement in the affordability of WiFi device networking."

The MatchPort b/g is an embedded module that enables 802.11 wireless connectivity and web services on any device with a serial interface on its host microcontroller. The module features a dual processor design, with one processor dedicated to the conversion of wired serial data into TCP/IP packets and delivering web server capabilities, while the other is an 802.11 b/g baseband and radio chipset. Its built-in web server enables remote device configuration, monitoring and control via multiple, feature-rich web pages. It also provides the ability to scan and report wireless network parameters.

Data encryption

To ensure the safety and integrity of enterprise information throughout both the wireless and wired path, the MatchPort b/g supports the IEEE ratified 802.11i/PSK, the highest data encryption available for wireless products and WPA-PSK authentication (WiFi Protected Access-PreShared Key). It also provides optional end-to-end AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption and is FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard)-197 compliant.

With its complete application software suite and transferable FCC modular certification, OEMs gain a turnkey system with the MatchPort b/g to achieve rapid time to market with minimal engineering effort. In addition, Lantronix' Windows-based deployment software ensures both rapid and cost-effective onsite MatchPort networking deployment.

MatchPort b/g will be available worldwide through Lantronix at under $60 in volumes of 10,000 units during the second half of April 2007. For more information, please visit


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