CAS Selects Lantronix’ MatchPort b/g to Enable Wireless Connectivity for Scales and Weighing Equipment
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
Irvine, CA – November 8, 2011 – Lantronix (Nasdaq: LTRX), a leading global provider of smart connectivity solutions that enables virtually any electronic device or machine to communicate and share data with applications and business and technology professionals, today announced that CAS Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial and commercial scales, has selected MatchPort b/g for its CL5000 series product. A secure, embedded 802.11 b/g networking module, MatchPort b/g is a reliable networking solution for data sensitive, regulatory and IT-driven applications.
As a worldwide pioneer in the weighing industry, CAS has more than 70% market share in Korea, where the company is headquartered. Its weighing and measuring products are regularly used in industrial and commercial environments, with a large emphasis on major supermarkets, including Lotte Mart, part of the Lotte chain, and E-Mart, the largest discount retailer in Korea. These supermarkets are able to leverage CAS’ electronic scales and weighing systems in the beef department to quickly and easily provide specific details such as origin, grade and butchery, for example. Chosen for its system stability and robust functionality, Lantronix’ MatchPort b/g allows CAS customers to better manage the portability of its scale systems with wireless connectivity.
MatchPort b/g is a programmable embedded device server that enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to add Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet networking to products. The server comes with Lantronix’ proprietary SmartRoam™ technology, which enables greater mobility and minimizes lost connections with wireless towers by continuously tracking the signal strength of nearby access points and proactively managing a smooth, automatic transition to the access point with the strongest signal. MatchPort b/g also includes robust security technologies to protect data integrity and provide privacy for highly sensitive applications.
“Adding wireless functionality to our portfolio has been a strategic objective for several years,” said JK Chung, senior product engineer, CAS. “Having wireless scales is a tremendous asset to our customers in receiving real-time, up-to-date information about their inventory. The MatchPort b/g made it easy to network-enable our scales.”
“Since 2007, we have been working with CAS to add wireless connectivity to several of its scales and systems. Wireless connectivity provides considerable advantages, primarily portability throughout the supermarket,” said Daryl Miller, Vice President of Engineering, Lantronix. “Lantronix works with customers, such as CAS, to provide network connectivity easily and cost-effectively, allowing companies to focus on their core competencies.”
Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) is a global leader of secure communication technologies that simplify remote access, management and control of any electronic device. Its solutions empower businesses to make better decisions based on real-time information, and gain a competitive advantage by generating new revenue streams, improving productivity and increasing efficiency and profitability. Easy to integrate and deploy, Lantronix products remotely connect and control electronic equipment via the Internet; provide secure remote access to firewall-protected equipment; and enable remote management of IT equipment over the Internet. Founded in 1989, Lantronix serves some of the largest security, industrial and building automation, medical, transportation, retail/POS, financial, government, consumer electronics/appliances, IT/data center and pro-AV/signage entities in the world. The company’s headquarters are located in Irvine, Calif. For more information, visit www.lantronix.com
CAS Corporation is a leading company in the global weighing industry provides a Total Weighing Solution to the market. CAS made its business inception in 1983, with headquarter in Seoul, when the weighing industry was practically nonexistent. With the technology innovations and creative strategies, brings a competitive product-line in retail, industrial, laboratory and healthcare fields, together with market leadership and dedicated customer service, we will guide our customer to a successful future. For more information, visit www.globalcas.com.