Lantronix and Spectrum CNC team up to wirelessly network 250 Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines
Spectrum CNC's 'Multi-DNC' is a softwarebased machine tool communications system and the first product to enable simultaneous uploads, downloads and drip feeding of data into multiple Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines. Following its launch, customers began demanding a wireless solution that would simplify installations, reduce costs and increase flexibility for machine movement.
Spectrum CNC chose Lantronix to assist in engineering the product on account of its expertise in wireless network connectivity. Lantronix' engineers paired its embedded wireless device server, MatchPort b/g, with Spectrum CNC's software. The combined product allows wireless connections between CNC machines using IEEE 802.11b/g networks. Spectrum CNC can now offer its customers the flexibility to locate equipment practically anywhere on the shop floor while monitoring it via a centralised operations console.
MatchPort b/g is the first in a family of pin and formfactor compatible wireless and wired module solutions. The MatchPort family enables users to 'future proof' their designs with a choice of flexible mediaindependent 802.11 b/g or Ethernet networking products. It takes the complexity out of RF design and embedded Ethernet networking, enabling users to focus on their products. Most importantly, it minimises engineering risk, reduces cost and shortens development time.
Toni Novak, President, Spectrum CNC, said: "Working with a recognised industry leader like Lantronix has ensured our ability to innovate the most reliable wireless solution, which provides great benefits to our customers. MatchPort b/g is the perfect complement to our software and has allowed us to edge out competitors, while continuing to evolve our offerings to meet our customers' needs."
Jerry Chase, CEO of Lantronix, said: "Spectrum CNC has provided innovative technologies to the industrial automation space for years and we're happy that we can contribute our expertise to assist in the evolution of its solutions. The combined offering meets growing customer demand to create a more flexible operating environment for computer controlled manufacturing equipment while cutting cost."
To read a case study on Spectrum CNC, please visit http://www.lantronix.com/solutions/industrialcasespectrum.html
To view an informative video on Lantronix networking solutions, please visit http://www.lantronix.com/resources/videolib/dlembedded/index.html
About Spectrum CNC Technologies
Established in 1989, Spectrum CNC Technologies revolutionised the CNC machine tool industry with ‘Multi-DNC’, the first completely software-based machine tool communications system. For over sixteen years, Spectrum has continued the revolution with innovative products, services and unbeatable support for the best overall value available in the industry. For more information, visit www.multi-dnc.com
LANTRONIX EUROPE GMBH
Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) is a global leader in secure communication technologies that simplify remote access, management and control of any electronic device. Its solutions empower businesses to make better decisions based on realtime 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 connect and control electronic equipment remotely via the Internet; provide secure remote access to firewallprotected 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 centre and pro-AV/signage entities in the world. The company's headquarters are located in Irvine, California. For more information, visit www.lantronix.com
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