Next-generation device server reduces cabling, simplifies factory equipment connections

Lantronix Inc. unveiled its next generation solution—XPress DR+ industrial-device server—to simplify and reduce the cost of connecting equipment to the network.

04/06/2006


Lantronix Inc. unveiled its next generation solution—XPress DR+ industrial-device server—to simplify and reduce the cost of connecting equipment to the network. New features like SwitchPort+ minimize the need for expensive hubs and cabling and also make it possible to connect previously out-of-reach machines. A more powerful core processing platform and ruggedized specs deliver the reliability needed to connect PLCs, robots, process control equipment, temperature monitoring systems or virtually any equipment from anywhere via the network or the Internet.

Most factory environments were not designed with network connectivity in mind, making it difficult and expensive to add networking infrastructure later. SwitchPort+ converges Ethernet switch technology with device networking technology, effectively extending the network, often without additional infrastructure—resulting in lower total cost of ownership by reducing equipment, cabling and installation expenses.

XPress DR+ supports two serial ports and two 10/100 Ethernet ports in a rugged DIN-rail case. It offers increased operational temperature and increased protection and Ethernet isolation providing the needed safeguard for such harsh environments.

XPress DR+ is now available worldwide.

— Richard Phelps, senior editor, Control Engineering
richard.phelps@reedbusiness.com





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