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The Planet Selects Lantronix SecureLinx Spider KVM-over-IP Solution

The Spider offers a flexible, scalable, and affordable remote management solution creating a new revenue stream through KVM services while improving customer satisfaction

(PresseBox) (Irvine, ) Lantronix, Inc. (Nasdaq: LTRX), today announced that The Planet, the world’s largest privately held hosting company, has selected Lantronix SecureLinx Spider™ to address customer needs for KVM-over-IP (keyboard/video/mouse) management of their servers.

Responding to customer requests for a remote KVM solution, The Planet looked to Lantronix Spider to meet their specific needs for an affordable, single-port device. In hosting environments equipped with a broad range of servers, it is difficult to separate individual customer ports to diagnose a problem over the network. With Spider, The Planet is now able to add remote IT users one server port at a time, providing the most cost-effective and scalable solution for its customers. Additionally, the KVM solution provides hands-on access to remotely diagnose attached servers, install software and files using Virtual Media tools, and virtually manage everything from the operating system up – all from one central location.

"Lantronix enabled us to meet our customers’ requirements with its single-port offering," said Aaron Conklin, product manager for The Planet. "Spider has allowed us to significantly scale the amount of equipment we can monitor at once, which provides our customers with the remote management capabilities that helps ensure their assets are constantly up and running. Overall, Spider was an ideal fit."

The Planet currently offers its KVM-over-IP services across its entire server fleet and in each of the company’s six world-class data centers. Additionally, The Planet selected Spider as an internal solution for managing its own IT infrastructure. The company now uses Spider as an extension of its internal technical support staff, adding additional value to the company’s resources.

SecureLinx Spider is one of the lowest "cost-per-remote-user" server management solutions available and guarantees non-blocked 1:1 BIOS-level access to remote servers. This flexible solution eliminates server-to-switch CAT5 cable distance limitations and gives system administrators 24/7 access to mission-critical servers distributed across a wide variety of network environments.

Available in USB and PS/2 models, Spider requires no additional client software. About the size of a small chalkboard eraser, Spider provides flexible mounting options and can be attached directly to the back of the server, and is light enough to be cable-supported. It takes virtually no space and can be powered from the server, eliminating the need for an external power supply. Featuring a unique dual-Ethernet port design and integrated Ethernet switch, the Spider allows multiple units to be cascaded providing simple and cost-effective ‘add-as-you-grow’ scalability.

"Lantronix Spider was designed specifically for distributed IT environments that do not require the typical, high-port count KVM solutions that are currently on the market," said Reagan Y. Sakai, interim CEO and CFO for Lantronix. "With Spider, The Planet gains a competitive advantage through better customer service and a tool to increase their customer base and revenue stream. The Planet’s customers can reap the benefits of remote management with an affordable solution that enables them to successfully grow their individual businesses."

The entire Planet case study is available on the Lantronix web site at:

The Spider is available worldwide through Lantronix channel and other sales partners. For more information, please visit:

About The Planet
The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 22,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 2.8 million Web sites worldwide. By offering the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class support, backed by state-of-the-art facilities and unmatched network connectivity, The Planet helps turn information technology into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to successfully grow their businesses. For additional information, visit


Lantronix, Inc. (Nasdaq: LTRX) ist ein weltweit führender Anbieter von sicheren Kommunikationstechnologien für den Fernzugriff und die Verwaltung und Steuerung von praktisch jedem elektronischen Gerät. Dank unseren innovativen Lösungen können Unternehmen aufgrund von Echtzeitinformationen bessere Entscheidungen fällen und gewinnen durch das Schaffen neuer Einnahmequellen, Produktionssteigerungen und mehr Effizienz und Rentabilität einen Wettbewerbsvorteil. Zur einfach integrierbaren und anwendungsfreundlichen Lantronix Produktreihe gehören: DeviceLinx(TM) - Fernüberwachungs- und Steuerungslösungen für elektronische Geräte über das Internet; ManageLinx(TM) - leistungsstarke Applikationsserviceplattform für sicheren Fernzugriff auf durch Firewall geschützte Anlagen; und SecureLinx(TM) - sicheres Fernmanagement von IT-Anlagen über das Internet. Mit über 20 Jahren Netzwerkerfahrung werden Lösungen von Lantronix auf allen vertikalen Hauptmärkten benutzt, unter anderem Sicherheit, Industrie- und Bauautomatisierung, Medizin, Transport, Einzelhandel, Finanzen, Regierung, Konsumgüterelektronik/-geräte, IT/Datenzentren und Pro-AV/Leitsysteme. Der Hauptsitz des Unternehmens liegt in Irvine, Kalifornien. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter