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August 2 2007 Chessington, Surrey, UK - Bell Microproducts in Europe has signed a pan European distribution agreement with leading IT device management vendor Lantronix.

Offering remote data centre management solutions and distributed IT management solutions, the Lantronix product range offers browser based support for networks, servers, switches and routers from a single desktop.
Operating across Ethernet, IP or even wireless networks Lantronix products give true lights out management enabling configuration, power consumption control and programming of Windows, Linux and Unix servers.
Tom Ellis, senior product manager for storage components at Bell Micro in Europe, said: “Lantronix is the first open device management solution vendor that we are taking to market. Our pan European reach combined with our server and data centre expertise puts Bell Micro in a great position to grow Lantronix European market presence. Delivering configuration, system reboot, asset tracking and management and remote maintenance, IT device management products from Lantronix offer a great incremental business opportunity to Bell Micro’s reseller partners right across Europe.”

Bell Micro in Europe and Lantronix have a number of joint reseller targeted promotional activities planned including education, training and accreditation programmes to help partners take advantage of the rapidly expanding device management market.

Brad Painter, vice president of worldwide channel sales, Lantronix, says: “Europe is a high growth target area for Lantronix and our partnership with Bell Micro gives us pan European reach. Our focus with Bell Micro is to provide customers true out of band device management and control in data centre and remote server environments. Bell Micro‘s understanding of data centre requirements and knowledge of the storage and server markets is key to helping Lantronix expand into new European markets. Bell Micro’s support capabilities through expertise in different territories will ensure we bring a consistent message to market.”

Rising costs for on-site support personnel are driving device management adoption as administrators seek to overcome resource limitations through control of networked devices without the need to be physically present at the device location. Lantronix products give web browser based access through a single view and complete management from one position.

Lantronix is a leader in device network enablement and device management and control products. The Lantronix device management and control platforms include the Lantronix SecureLinx™ family of products that provide secure remote IP-based management of IT/data centre infrastructure equipment, and the ManageLinx product family for remote product services. Lantronix Device Network Architecture™ (DNA), is a machine-to-machine (M2M) technology framework that integrates all Lantronix product offerings to deliver a full range of device networking solutions.

For more information please contact Tom Ellis at Bell Micro on 0208 286 5312, or email tellis@bellmicro.eu

About Bell Micro

Bell Micro is a global, specialist distributor of a wide range of high-tech products, solutions and services, including storage systems, servers, security, software, computer components and peripherals, as well as integration, maintenance and professional services. An industry-recognized specialist in storage products, this Nasdaq listed, Fortune 1000 company is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors with revenues of over €1.2bn in Europe and $3.2bn world-wide.

Bell Micro is uniquely qualified with deep technical and application expertise to service a broad range of information technology needs. From design to deployment, its products and services are available at any level of integration, from components to sub-system assemblies and fully-integrated, tested and certified system solutions all designed to enhance its’ partners. Bell Micro operates through three channels to market – industrial, commercial and enterprise – each of which offers a wide range of services and products from major IT vendors.

Bell Micro is the trading brand for Bell Microproducts Inc. More information can be found in the company's SEC filings (ticker symbol: BELM), or by visiting the Bell Micro web site at www.bellmicro.eu .

About Lantronix

Lantronix, Inc. (Nasdaq: LTRX) is a leading innovator in device networking technology. The company specializes in wired and wireless hardware and software solutions which allow virtually any electronic product to be network-enabled in order to remotely access, monitor and control it over a network or the Internet. The Lantronix Device Network Architecture (DNA) includes Device Enablement solutions which provide a direct network connection to equipment and machines for remote monitoring and control, and Management and Control solutions which extend the ability to remotely manage IT equipment and literally thousands of networked devices, regardless of location, from a central point of access. Lantronix provides customizable technologies and solutions that are used by original equipment manufacturer (OEMs) design engineers to network-enable their products, IT administrators to manage data center and network infrastructure, and systems integrators to provide complete, remote device management solutions for their customers. With nearly two decades of networking expertise and more than 30,000 customers worldwide, Lantronix solutions are used in every major vertical market including security, industrial and building automation, medical, transportation, retail/POS, financial, government, consumer electronics/appliances, IT/data center, and pro-AV/signage. The company’s headquarters are located in Irvine, Calif.

For more information, visit www.lantronix.com.

Lantronix is a registered trademark, and SecureLinx is a trademark of Lantronix, Inc. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

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