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Lantronix Launches EDS-MD: Next Generation Device Aggregator for the Medical Market

Thu, 12/08/2011 - 4:38am
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lantronix, a leading global provider of smart connectivity solutions that enable virtually any electronic device or machine to communicate and share data with applications and business and technology professionals, today announced the global launch and general availability of its EDS-MD™, a next generation medical device aggregator, based on the award-winning EDS product family.

Developed specifically for the medical industry, EDS-MD facilitates the secure access and management of medical devices in hospitals, laboratories, and other healthcare environments. EDS-MD network-enables equipment such as patient monitoring systems, glucose analysers, EKG machines, ventilators and infusion pumps – helping deliver data from routine stats to life-saving, critical patient information to virtually any location, device, or healthcare information system.

"To deliver high-quality patient care, while still meeting ever changing regulatory mandates, it is imperative hospitals have the means to collect patient data and deliver it whenever and wherever necessary." said Phyllis Gotlib, CEO of iMDsoft, a global leader in Clinical Information Systems. "Lantronix has proven to be a strong partner for iMDsoft, enabling our proprietary device connectivity solutions. Our suite of products, together with Lantronix technology, has had a significant impact on how hospitals all over the world monitor and treat patients."

A key feature of EDS-MD is galvanic isolation on all ports, which provides the highest levels of safety for connected equipment, ensuring any grounding failures or malfunctions are contained to that single port and do not affect other connected devices.

"As long time customers, we have found Lantronix products to be extremely reliable and easy-to-use," said Ivo Milani, Quality Manager for medical equipment manufacturer and reseller, Moelca, "Our healthcare customers are under pressure to deliver high-quality patient care – which means collecting and delivering clinical data to wherever and whatever device necessary. EDS-MD should prove to be an exciting product to address these critical challenges."

EDS-MD: Key Features

The wired multiport device server includes:

  • Available with 4, 8, or 16 individually isolated ports
  • IEC and UL-60601 certified
  • Enterprise-grade security protocols – including SSH and SSL
  • Multiple Gigabit Ethernet network connections
  • USB connectivity including local data storage
  • Secure ComPort Redirector™ virtualisation software – allows existing applications to work with the EDS-MD without code modifications
  • Built on the industry-leading Linux operating system

"With the average hospital using hundreds of common medical devices, there is a significant need for the medical community to rapidly embrace device connectivity solutions. Our new EDS-MD is the first flagship product designed in connection with medical customers, specifically for their niche market," said Mak Manesh, vice president of product management at Lantronix. "EDS-MD is uniquely designed to solve the challenges faced by the medical industry today, which will ultimately result in improved patient care, reduced costs, and increased efficiency through real-time access to data."

Pricing & Distribution

EDS-MD will be available worldwide in December 2011 through our channel partners, as well as through the Lantronix online store.

Pricing is as follows:

  • EDS-MD, 4-Port: $ 699 (approx. £447) MSRP
  • EDS-MD, 8-Port: $859 (approx. £550) MSRP
  • EDS-MD, 16-Port: $1,059 (approx. £678) MSRP

For further details, pricing, and ordering information on EDS-MD, please contact sales@lantronix.com or visit http://www.lantronix.com.

About Lantronix

Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) is a global leader of secure communication technologies that simplify access and communication with any electronic device. Our smart connectivity 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 and securely connect electronic equipment via corporate networks and the Internet. Founded in 1989, Lantronix serves some of the largest medical, security, industrial and building automation, 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.

Posted by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT

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