Lantronix launched their new xDirect serial-to-Ethernet device server. The xDirect provides quick and easy connectivity to virtually any device or machine with a serial interface. The Lantronix xDirect is available now for $99.95. It is ideal for environmental monitoring, metering, security, industrial automation, and medical applications.
Wi-Fi handset shipments have exploded over the past year, and will continue to show strong growth over the next several years. With the increasing prevalence of Wi-Fi enabled handsets, hotspot usage by handheld devices has increased significantly. As a percentage of total connects, handhelds increased from 20% in 2008 to 35% in 2009. By 2011 handhelds are anticipated to account for half of hotspot connects reports In-Stat.