Cimetrics Inc. announced the formation of a technology and marketing alliance with Lantronix, Inc., a leader in device networking and data center management, to bring new IP and Web Services solutions to the building automation market by utilizing the Lantronix XPort™ module. Cimetrics will implement the XPort module in their Native IP and Eplus product lines, and will be selling a BACnet enabled XPort module for OEMs. The Lantronix XPort is a compact embedded device server that offers a highly integrated Ethernet hardware solution which enables Cimetrics BACstac™ protocol stack. This module conforms to Web Services standards (XML/SOAP) used by almost all enterprise software vendors. Setup is done using a browser setup screen so that control and monitoring of BACnet devices can be done without needing to know the BACnet protocol.