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Lantronix Expands Engineering Services to EMEA with New Design Center in Germany

Lantronix | October 11, 2021

Lantronix Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a global provider of secure turnkey solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced the opening of its new Lantronix Design Center in Ilmenau, Germany, in support of its EMEA customers. The grand opening event is scheduled for Oct. 15, 2021.

The new Lantronix Design Center in Germany will be home to an engineering group encompassing design engineering, system architecture, technical support, quality assurance and test services. The team of engineers and support staff will work with Lantronix’s EMEA customers and partners as well as local and federal governments to assist in the design of innovative new IoT solutions.

From fixed-cost turnkey product development to augmenting design teams on complex projects, Lantronix’s Design Center team helps its customers meet their technical goals and quickly get products to prototype and market.

The new Lantronix Design Center in Ilmenau, Germany, represents our commitment to the European region by bringing local engineering resources to them,” said Paul Pickle, CEO of Lantronix. “This expansion, along with our focus on IoT solutions, is an integral driver of the Lantronix growth engine.

“Bringing high-level engineering and custom design services to the region will support our EMEA-based customers who are creating innovative solutions for the burgeoning world of IoT,Our experienced engineering team provides IoT product development that delivers unparalleled expertise and proven product development best practices.”

-Fathi Hakam, VP of Engineering at Lantronix

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.Learn more at the Lantronix blog, which features industry discussion and updates. Follow Lantronix on Twitter, view our YouTube video library or connect with us on LinkedIn.


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