Work-From-Home Made Easier and More Secure With Lantronix Contributions to Leading Video Meeting Platforms
Today’s Work-From-Home environment is now easier and more secure due to video meeting platforms powered by Lantronix Inc., a global provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and Intelligent Edge Solutions encompassing edge computing, secure data collection and transmission and SaaS management platform. Lantronix’s IoT production-ready products are helping video conferencing companies deliver easier-to-use, more secure remote meeting solutions from desk-to-desk, home-to-home and office-to-office.
“With worldwide work-from-home mandates due to COVID-19, there are now hundreds of millions of people who rely on video conferencing for meetings and remote collaboration,” said Paul Pickle, CEO of Lantronix. “At Lantronix, we are seeing unprecedented demand for our extensive engineering services and product portfolio of Intelligent Edge Solutions that empower our customers to quickly bring high-quality, secure video conferencing solutions to market.”
Zoom’s daily active users increased from 10 million in January to more than 300 million as of April 23, 2020, compared to 1.99 million for all of 2019. Microsoft reported that its Teams collaboration platform has seen a 1,000 percent increase in usage. As of April 2020, Teams has more than 75 million daily active users. In a single day, it has had more than 200 million Teams meeting participants, generating 4.1 billion meeting minutes.
Cisco’s WebEx reported that it hosted 14 billion meeting minutes in March, which is double that of January. It is now hosting more than 4 million meetings per day globally. Google reported that daily usage of its Hangouts enterprise videoconferencing tool is now 25 times higher than it was in January. As well, Google Meet’s day-over-day growth has exceeded 60 percent over the past few weeks.
“As companies gradually reopen, we expect the demand for video conferencing to remain strong as business leaders stay mindful of worker safety, realize gains in worker efficiency and realize a reduction in operational expenses, all of which deliver meaningful contributions to a company’s bottom line,” Pickle added.
According to a March 2020 report from Gartner, about 74 percent of CFOs surveyed expect some of their employees who were forced to work from home because of COVID-19 to permanently work from home after the pandemic subsides. In fact, Twitter announced that if employees are in a role with circumstances that enable them to work from home, they can continue to do so indefinitely. Google and Facebook both announced that their employees will have the option to work from home through 2020. In addition, an April 2020 Gallup survey reported that 59 percent of American employees would prefer to continue working from home after the pandemic. Sixty-two percent of American employees surveyed said that they are currently working from home, a number that has doubled since mid-March.
With three decades of experience, Lantronix’s solutions dramatically simplify the creation, development, deployment and management of IoT projects while providing quality, reliability and security across hardware, software and solutions. Intelligent Edge Solutions products and services that help bring video conferencing solutions to market include:
- Open-Q™ 800 series SOMs that deliver fast, multi-core processors, game quality video graphics and high-level camera integration with ultra HD video capture. The Open-Q 800 series SOMs support on-device AI processing, delivering smart conferencing experiences with vault-like security features enabling secure end-to-end communications.
- Open-Q™ 800 series Development Kits that enable OEMs to rapidly build systems that allow users to collaborate more effectively using multiple cameras, displays and microphones with cinema-grade video and audio quality.
“Our Lantronix portfolio of solutions is well poised to meet the accelerated demand for quality components and services that help our valued partners quickly develop and bring new products to market,” said Jonathan Shipman, VP of Strategy at Lantronix. “The acquisition of Intrinsyc, now known as Intelligent Edge Solutions by Lantronix, is part of our ongoing corporate strategy to acquire companies with the brightest teams and best products to bring new, advanced technology solutions to businesses and users worldwide.”
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