Overall Satisfaction with Lantronix XPress-Pro SW
We use the Lantronix line for remote console connections between all of our networked devices. Lantronix is placed in the MDF, and all networking equipment such as routers, switches, and servers are connected to the Lantronix. Some models require a rollover cable for the connection, and some require a standard ethernet cable.
- Allows you to manage networking devices remotely
- Some have built-in environmental sensors
- Cost effective
- I have no issues with the Lantronix devices that we use, other than some are console and some use regular ethernet
- Lantronix along with thin clients has reduced onsite IT costs
- External environmental sensors are not necessary
- No need for a onsite network admin
The only device that is similar to the Lantronix that I have used was a serial console device by WTI. The Lantronix is more intuitive, and as I have stated earlier in this review, has the environmental sensors built in. Other than those two minor details, there is virtually zero difference in the two products.
Lantronix is very well suited for a lean and mean type of setup where the network devices are monitored, but the location does not have onsite IT support because with the Lantronix the Network Administrator can access the devices without onsite assistance. Lantronix is not necessary for a location with an onsite Network Administrator, but it is nice to be able to console connect without leaving your office.