Lantronix Unveils USB I/O Module Server Offering Out-of-band Infrastructure Management

By CIOReview | Wednesday, August 26, 2015

IRVINE, CA: Lantronix, a provider of smart IoT and M2M solutions, announces the general availability of USB I/O module for Lantronix SLC 8000 that enables IT professionals to support variety of interface combinations including RS-232 (Serial) and USB for secure out-of-band management.

Lantronix’s SLC 8000 is a modular console server that enables secure remote access to IT equipment. It facilitates system administrators, quality and test engineers to administer IT equipment from anywhere and at any time. The user can access the device ports through Telnet/SSH, or a web browser-based console client without any proprietary software. The solution enables users to leverage the command line interface of most IT equipment for reconfiguring, rebooting and reloading firmware from a single point of contact which can be achieved over an in-band network with dual Gigabit Ethernet connections for both public and management networks or through out-of-band connections including dial-up and cellular connectivity. Users can securely access and control a wide variety of IT and network equipment, including Linux, Unix or Windows servers, routers, switches, firewalls, PBXs, UPSs, and also building access devices through their serial ports.

The modular design enables users to add or swap modules to the main unit to scale the number of device ports, power supply upgrade and introduce serial interfaces such as USB to support existing and new IT equipment connected.

“Modern IT equipment being introduced into the global market have both RS-232 (Serial) and USB console ports or only USB console ports, making it necessary for out-of-band management devices to support any combination of these connections without requiring forklift or rip-and-replace upgrades ,” says Vishal Kakkad, Director, Product Marketing, Lantronix. “The Lantronix SLC 8000 delivers exactly that and helps data center managers reduce downtime and operational costs with robust features that can scale within any network deployment and policy architecture.”