Lantronix Provides Advanced IoT Technologies to Flock Safety for Development of Community Safety Solution

Flock Safety solution utilized Lantronix’s Open-Q 624A SOM, Development Kit and Engineering Services to jumpstart design and quickly go to Market

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IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lantronix Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a global provider of Software as a Service (SaaS), engineering services and intelligent hardware for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM), today announced that it supported Flock Safety in the development of its affordable automated license plate recognition (ALPR) system.

Utilizing 24-hour, wireless cameras, the Flock Safety system gathers license plate information that can be used by local police to investigate crime and improve community safety. Delivering on the promise of Smart Cities, Flock Safety’s camera systems are currently being used to help solve crimes in more than 700 cities across 38 states. Law enforcement agencies in regions using Flock Safety systems have reported reductions in crime as high as 60 percent or more.

Flock Safety was able to jumpstart the design and quickly go to market with a globally certified device utilizing Lantronix’s Open-QTM 624A System on Module (SoM), Open-Q 624A Development Kit and engineering expertise. Lantronix’s advanced technologies helped Flock Safety design a solution that supports Smart Cities initiatives for safer communities. See the case study here.

“We are delighted to be a catalyst partner with Flock Safety, contributing to the realization of their vision to utilize technology to improve community safety and deliver on the promise of Smart Cities,” said Paul Pickle, president and CEO of Lantronix Inc.

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Challenge: Create an Automated License Plate Reader Camera Solution

The challenge was to build technology that would capture the license plate evidence needed to solve non-violent neighborhood crime. To make the device both functional and affordable for the application, the team worked with Lantronix’s engineering team, which has the expertise to offer SOM customization services of its Open-Q 624A SOM as well as experience with cloud connectivity and edge compute technologies.

Challenges included creating an ALPR solution with the following features:

  • Affordable, infrastructure-less design with wireless cameras
  • Ability to integrate cellular data into cloud connectivity
  • Secure website accessible only by authorized users
  • Built-in privacy to protect neighbors’ identities
  • Power management for ultra-long battery life

Solution: Lantronix Open-Q 624A SOM and Development Kit

Utilizing Lantronix’s Open-Q 624A SOM, its Open-Q 624A Development Kit and a custom carrier board designed by Lantronix’s engineers, the Flock Safety team was able to quickly and cost-effectively build a purpose-built core platform for its safety system.

Features include:

  • Wireless camera technology
  • Secure access by authorized users
  • Remote device management, including software updates
  • Low-power requirement for long-lasting battery
  • Assurance of privacy for neighbors
  • FCC/IC pre-certified Wi-Fi®/BT module

Results: Flock Safety Cameras Fight Crime With Technology

Utilizing Lantronix’s Open-Q 624A SOM and engineering expertise, the Flock Safety design team created its breakthrough ALPR solution that combines powerful processing with security. Each camera can capture 15,000 vehicles per day and send real-time alerts to law enforcement with information including the license plate number, state, color of the car and if it is on the FBI’s NCIC list of stolen vehicles.

“Utilizing Lantronix’s Open-Q 624A SOM and development kit helped us affordably develop a prototype and quickly bring our Flock Safety system to market,” said Matt Feury, founder & CTO of Flock Safety. “Lantronix’s custom modules provide a great platform for fast-tracking product development of high-performance embedded devices.”

Benefits Include:

  • Quickly build a market-ready prototype
  • Provide an affordable solution that helps contain development costs
  • Get to production and market faster
  • Deliver a powerful yet affordable safety device

About Lantronix Open-Q 624A SOM and Development Kit

The Lantronix Open-Q 624A SOM is a feature-rich, Android™-powered, production-ready module based on the Qualcomm® 624 processor. Its small form factor, high-end Wi-Fi/BT and extensive peripheral I/O make it ideal for applications that require cloud connectivity and edge compute capabilities.

Lantronix’s Open-Q 624A Development Kit is a cost-effective, feature-rich, exposed board platform running the Android OS. It is ideal for evaluation of the Open-Q 624A SOM as well as jumpstarting development of AI-enabled home hub products requiring tasks such as video conferencing, remote video monitoring, movie and video streaming.

About Lantronix

Lantronix Inc. is a global provider of software as a service (SaaS), engineering services and hardware for Edge Computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM). Lantronix enables its customers to provide reliable and secure solutions while accelerating their time to market. Lantronix’s products and services dramatically simplify operations through the creation, development, deployment and management of customer projects at scale while providing quality, reliability and security.

Lantronix’s portfolio of services and products address each layer of the IoT Stack, including Collect, Connect, Compute, Control and Comprehend, enabling its customers to deploy successful IoT and REM solutions. Lantronix’s services and products deliver a holistic approach, addressing its customers’ needs by integrating a SaaS management platform with custom application development layered on top of external and embedded hardware, enabling intelligent edge computing, secure communications (wired, Wi-Fi and cellular), location and positional tracking and environmental sensing and reporting.

With three decades of proven experience in creating robust industry and customer-specific solutions, Lantronix is an innovator in enabling its customers to build new business models, leverage greater efficiencies and realize the possibilities of IoT and REM. Lantronix’s solutions are deployed inside millions of machines at data centers, offices and remote sites serving a wide range of industries, including energy, agriculture, medical, security, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, retail, financial, environmental, infrastructure and government.

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