Lantronix today announced the newest version of its award-winning WiBox wireless Device Server, to serve the growing demand for WiFi technology that allows companies to remotely manage and control their appliances and machines over the network or the Internet.
The new WiBox delivers support for the latest generation 802.11 standards and adds wired Ethernet connectivity for more complete configuration flexibility when in the field.
Specialised features offer additional options and ease of configuration, making serial or Ethernet device connectivity possible in just minutes regardless of the application.
It provides with an interesting solution for companies looking to network-enable a variety of machines and appliances ranging from plant equipment to corporate security systems, by utilising the most widely adopted wireless network standard 802.11.
One feature that will prove to be popular is its bridging capability which allows an Ethernet device to be connected to an 802.11 wireless network. This provides connectivity options for greater flexibility when dealing with a mixed (Ethernet or serial) device environment in a single solution.
It is also fully RoHS (Restriction on Hazardous Substances)-compliant and backwards compatible with the 802.11 b wireless standard.
As with all of Lantronix device enablement products, the WiBox includes an embedded Web server that allows connected devices to be remotely monitored, managed and controlled via the Internet.
This provides users with immediate device access from anywhere in the world, saving valuable time and money that would otherwise be lost managing the device locally.