Lantronix Expands Its Ethernet Switch APL Designation With New Georgia Department of Transportation Approval

Smart Managed Industrial Hardened Gigabit Ethernet Switch approved for sale and installation in Georgia Transportation System projects

Irvine, California, UNITED STATES

IRVINE, Calif., March 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lantronix Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a global provider of secure turnkey solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and the Intelligent IT market, today announced that its entire line of Smart Managed Industrial Hardened Ethernet Switches has been approved by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for sale and installation within the state. The Georgia State Approved Qualified Products List (QPL) under Network Electronics now includes four Lantronix smart Ethernet switches, enabling them to be used by Georgia state and local government smart transportation initiatives. Lantronix’s smart Ethernet switches are also approved by the New York Department of Transportation and the Florida Department of Transportation.

“This approval by the Georgia Department of Transportation reinforces the strong capabilities of our smart managed Ethernet switches in providing highly reliable and secure network connectivity necessary to help states implement new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and smart city initiatives,” said Jacques Issa, VP of Marketing at Lantronix.

“We are pleased to be listed on Georgia’s Qualified Product List, enabling its counties, cities and towns to take advantage of our smart IoT solutions to further their intelligent transit goals,” said Roger Holiday, VP of Worldwide Sales at Lantronix.

In Georgia, any vendor that wants to sell or install a transportation device on a project funded by GDOT must meet the state’s extensive approval process. GDOT certification ensures the state can maintain safe and efficient transportation systems on its streets and highways. To achieve approval, vendors undergo an extensive product evaluation process.

After this evaluation process, GDOT officials determined that the following Lantronix devices meet or exceed 2021 GDOT Standard Specification and are approved under GDOT QPL 48 Traffic Signal & ITS Equipment effective Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.

  • Lantronix Managed Hardened Gigabit PoE+ Switch (SISPM1040-384-LRT-C)
    Provides (8) 10/100/1000Base-T PoE+ Ports with (4) 100/1000Base-X SFP slots. This temperature-hardened switch can connect and provide up to 30 Watts of power for as many as eight devices simultaneously in outdoor environments.
  • Lantronix Managed Hardened Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ Switch (SISPM1040-362-LRT)
    Provides (4) 10/100/1000Base-T PoE+ ports with (2) 10/100/1000Base-T RJ-45 + (2) 100/1000Base-X SFP slots. This switch can supply up to 30 Watts per port on all (4) PoE ports simultaneously and is certified to operate reliably in harsh environments, including outdoor enclosures.
  • Lantronix Managed Hardened Gigabit Ethernet PoE Switch (SISGM1040-284-LRT)
    Provides (8) 10/100/1000Base-T [100 m/328 ft.] ports + (4) 100/1000Base-X SFP slots (Din Rail Bracket included) with 24Gbps switching capacity. It is ideal for connecting devices in hardened environments.
  • Lantronix Managed Hardened Gigabit Ethernet PoE++ Switch (SISPM1040-582-LRT)
    Provides (8) 10/100/1000 Mbps PoE++ ports with (2) 100/1000 Mbps dual-speed SFP slots. This switch can supply up to 90 Watts per port on (4) ports or 60 Watts per port on (8) ports simultaneously. The switch is optimized for smart building technology deployment and is the industry’s first plenum-rated, UL 2043- and UL 2108-certified PoE++ switch for PoE smart lighting systems.

Designed for use in all ITS Traffic Control applications as well as Industrial IoT, factory automation and IP surveillance applications, the Lantronix smart Ethernet switches are suitable for connecting devices in hardened environments, such as factory floors, outdoor enclosures and other challenging settings. The switches deliver Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) and multicast for powering over Ethernet (PoE) for various high-speed, real-time video streaming applications and devices. They also deliver strong three-factor authentication and secure file transfer protocols (SFTP).

All four switches, initially products of Transition Networks, which was acquired by Lantronix in August 2021, include Lantronix’s Device Management System (DMS) software, which provides the advanced tools necessary for total management of all IP-addressable devices and automatically creates an interactive map that shows all connected devices. The unique DMS provides security integrators with lower overall cost, less downtime and easier management of the entire network. The software also provides the ability to log into those devices directly from the switch, allowing the user to identify network issues and reduce downtime quickly.

The Lantronix switches are TAA compliant and comply with the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). They also meet the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) TS2 standard for traffic control assemblies to ensure high network reliability.

About Lantronix

Lantronix Inc. is a global provider of secure turnkey solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM), offering Software as a Service (SaaS), connectivity services, engineering services and intelligent hardware.

Lantronix enables its customers to accelerate time to market and increase operational up-time and efficiency by providing reliable, secure and connected Intelligent Edge IoT and Remote Management Gateway solutions.

Lantronix’s products and services dramatically simplify the creation, development, deployment and management of IoT and IT projects across Robotics, Automotive, Wearables, Video Conferencing, Industrial, Medical, Logistics, Smart Cities, Security, Retail, Branch Office, Server Room, and Datacenter applications. For more information, visit the Lantronix website.

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