Lantronix Announces Availability of Beta Release of Multi-Dimensional IoT Application Development and Deployment Platform

MACH10™ Dramatically Simplifies the Process for OEMs to Deliver Web-Scale IoT Applications

IRVINE, Calif., May 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lantronix, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:LTRX), a global provider of secure data access and management solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) and information technology (IT) assets, today announced availability of the beta release of MACH10™, a multi-dimensional IoT application development and deployment platform that dramatically simplifies the process for OEMs to deliver web-scale IoT applications.

“Following a successful preview and demonstration of MACH10 to early access customers during the March quarter, we’re pleased to announce the availability of the MACH10 beta,” said Jeff Benck, president and CEO of Lantronix. “This beta release marks another important milestone as we move towards general availability of MACH10 later this calendar year and accomplishing Lantronix’s mission to deliver easy-to-deploy solutions that enable companies to leverage the benefits of the Internet of Things.”

Utilizing APIs built on industry standard protocols, MACH10 allows OEMs to significantly reduce the amount of time spent in developing IoT applications through extensible ready-to-use management applications that can be deployed immediately and a suite of essential microservices that allow OEMs to jumpstart their IoT application development while preserving their existing IoT software investments.

Interested OEMs can find more information on MACH10, request a demo or apply for access to the beta release by going to www.lantronix.com/mach10 or contacting a Lantronix sales office.

About Lantronix 
Lantronix, Inc. is a global provider of secure data access and management solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) and information technology (IT) assets. Our mission is to be the leading supplier of IoT gateways that enable companies to dramatically simplify the creation, deployment, and management of IoT projects while providing secure access to data for applications and people.

With more than two decades of experience in creating robust machine to machine (M2M) technologies, Lantronix is an innovator in enabling our customers to build new business models and realize the possibilities of the Internet of Things. Our connectivity solutions are deployed inside millions of machines serving a wide range of industries, including data center, medical, security, industrial, transportation, retail, financial, environmental and government.

Lantronix is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, visit www.lantronix.com.

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PPF seeks justice for Malaysian journalist

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak expressed serious concern that the trial of Malaysiakini Chief Executive Officer, PremeshChandran on May 15 over the airing of an allegedly ‘offensive’ video on KiniTV website.

PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter to Malaysian government demanded to immediately drop all the charges and stop harassing media practitioners including journalists, rather than engaging in censorship. Ali urged instead of narrowing spaces for democratic debates, the government should intensify efforts to openly address the serious issues that have been raised.

According to the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ), Premesh has been charged under the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998 for airing a press conference held on 27 July, 2016 by Khairuddin, a former politician in which he demanded the resignation of Attorney-General Apandi Ali for the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case that has drawn international investigations.

Khairuddin also demanded that the AG contact his American counterpart to reveal details of their investigation, which he said implied that the Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Abdul Razak, was a key suspect.

Media coverage and public criticism on the 1MDB case have been censored, blocked or fall into criminal charges.

Thousands of Ethnic Lisu Protest Killings by Myanmar’s Kachin Independence Army

Thousands of ethnic Lisu in Myitkyina, capital of northern Myanmar’s Kachin state, protested on Monday against an ethnic armed group for violating human rights by indiscriminately arresting and killing civilians and extorting money from them.

The protesters also took issue with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), the military wing of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) political group, for failing to apologize for killing the Lisu people, the protesters told RFA’s Myanmar Service

They demanded an apology from the KIA and pledges not to commit the same crimes in the future and to provide assistance to the families of those they killed.

Ethnic Lisu from the towns of Myitkyina, Waingmaw, Tanai, and Puta-O joined in the protest.

They violate human rights, and they are unfair, said Alay Phar Phar, a member of Lisu National Protest Committee. They practice chauvinism when they deal with us.

The KIA killed four Lisu people last year in the Sadon region of Kachin state as well as some this year, he said, adding that local residents have not yet been able to determine the number and identities of those who died.

RFA was unable to contact KIO leaders for comment.

The Lisu people are a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group who live in northern Myanmar, southwestern China, and parts of Thailand and India. Many are Christians. An estimated 600,000 Lisu live in Myanmar.

Because they inhabit mountainous areas largely covered by dense forests, they must rely on raising livestock and hunting to make a living in Buddhist-dominated Myanmar.

Armed clashes in Kachin

The KIA has been engaged in fighting with the national army in Kachin state, with the latest clash occurring on May 19 in Hpakant township, according to a report by the online journal The Irrawaddy.

The ethnic armed group, which controls large swathes of northeastern Kachin state, has regularly engaged in hostilities with the Myanmar army since a cease-fire agreement collapsed in 2011.

In November 2016, the KIA teamed up with three other ethnic armed groups�the Arakan Army (AA), the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA)�to form the Northern Alliance.

The alliance then launched coordinated attacks on 10 government and military targets in three townships in neighboring Shan state and along the105-mile border trade zone between Myanmar and China in retaliation for government army offensives against its soldiers.

The fighting resulted in heavy losses on both sides and displaced tens of thousands of civilians.

The protest by the Lisu in Kachin state comes as the Myanmar government gets ready to hold the second round of key peace talks known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference with various ethnic militias on May 24.

The KIA is not a signatory to the government’s nationwide cease-fire agreement signed with eight ethnic armed groups in October 2015.

State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is spearheading the peace initiative, previously said all ethnic armed groups would be invited attend, but the KIA has suggested that it would not take part if it was invited only as an observer to the summit, The Irrawaddy said.

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Hundreds Protest Presence of Chinese Oil Tankers in Myanmar Port City

About 600 residents of the deep-water port town of Kyaukphyu in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Monday protested against Chinese oil tankers moving into the area, as the operation of a long-delayed and controversial U.S. $1.5-billion pipeline gets under way.

The residents boarded more than 100 motorboats and piloted them from Kyaukphyu to Maday Island, site of the local office of the Chinese state-owned oil company China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), or PetroChina, which operates the tankers.

The protesters said that local fishermen’s livelihoods are threatened because Myanmar’s Fisheries Department has banned them from fishing in the area, while allowing oil tankers to operate there, and that the government has failed to rectify the situation.

Protesters demanded that officials do something to ensure the fishermen’s survival and provide adequate health care and education so they can eke out a living.

We fishermen are in trouble, protester Ko Lone Lone told RFA’s Myanmar Service. We protest today because we want to know whether CNPC or the government will assume responsibility for our survival, health care, and education.

The protesters also demanded the delivery of electricity to their homes 24 hours a day and the construction of communication towers, high schools, and dams that will benefit residents.

Myanmar and China agreed in April to open the 770-kilometer (480-mile) oil pipeline between Kyaukphyu and Kunming, capital of southwestern China’s Yunnan province, after years of project delays and negotiations.

The pipeline will allow China to import oil from the Bay of Bengal, thereby diversifying its oil supply routes and scaling down its dependence on sensitive shipping lanes in the South China Sea.

A twin gas pipeline that is part of the same project has started operating.

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Industry First: VistaJet Abolishes Positioning Fees Globally

To free its Program customers from expensive ferry fees, company will never charge them for positioning an aircraft anywhere in the world.

  • Positioning fees can cost customers an additional five-figures on each flight.
  • Other business aviation companies charge for positioning fees when leaving their limited service areas.
  • The announcement is a result of VistaJet’s $2.5bn investment in its global fleet and proprietary backend operations technology.
  • Company took on 15 new business jets in 2016, taking the total fleet to over 70, to offer one-way pricing around the globe.
  • Follows 100,000th VistaJet flight record.

LONDON, May 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VistaJet, the first and only global aviation company, announced today that it has abolished hourly ferry flight fees for new Program customers globally. Uniquely in the industry, the commitment applies no matter where in the world a customer is flying to or from. The move signals a significant commitment to VistaJet’s mission to be the first operator to offer a truly global service. Its customers now have complete freedom when booking, without bearing the burden of paying a ferry flight hourly rate for an aircraft to return to a home base or service area, and enjoying truly transparent pricing.

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Positioning fees have traditionally been a frustrating and unexpected cost for business aviation clients. Currently, most companies in the sector make their customers pay for the cost of returning the empty plane to its home airport or service area after a flight is completed. Depending on location, this can add tens of thousands to the overall cost of a flight. For example, if a customer stepped onboard a London based aircraft towards Australia, the cost of returning the aircraft to its home base could add more than $100,000 to the overall cost of the journey.

The revolutionary new offering has been made possible by the $2.5bn investment the company has made to grow its fleet to a global scale, as well as its effort to establish a global customer base through its 10 sales offices around the globe. The company’s unique business model, built on removing the notion of a home base for its aircraft, means customers only pay for the time they are in the air: when a VistaJet Program customer books a flight, VistaJet will simply move the nearest plane to pick them up.

Unlike business jet charter, VistaJet owns every one of the over 70 silver and red aircraft in its fleet, so customers know what will greet them on the tarmac anytime, anywhere in the world. The company has invested in an industry leading operations centre in the European country of Malta, and created an innovative infrastructure with the capacity to manage global flights 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It has also established offices on 5 continents, managing flights to over 1,600 airports in 187 countries to date.

Chairman and Founder Thomas Flohr said:
“When you call a taxi, you don’t worry about paying for its journey to you. Today’s entrepreneur or business executive will be flying to America one week, Asia or South America the next, and Europe in between, so it’s become critical to offer them a truly global service. The sustained investment we’ve made for the past 13 years has been calculated to ensure we can offer our customers something completely ground-breaking: one way pricing around the globe.

At VistaJet, we challenge ourselves every day to offer the best experience in the industry. So along with knowing that our customers will only pay for the time they are in the air, when they fly with us they know that they will receive the very best service, with everything tailored to their specific needs.”

About VistaJet 

VistaJet is the first and only global aviation company. On its fleet of silver and red business jets, VistaJet has flown corporations, governments and private clients to 187 countries worldwide. Founded in 2004 by Thomas Flohr, the company pioneered an innovative business model where customers pay only for the hours they fly, free of the responsibilities and asset risks linked to aircraft ownership. VistaJet’s signature Program service offers customers a bespoke subscription of flight hours on its fleet of mid and long range jets, to fly them anywhere and at any time.

More VistaJet information and news at vistajet.com.

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