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Wireless contest woos designers with cash

Engineers are invited to participate in the third annual Wireless Design Contest, just announced by Lantronix Inc., Irvine, Calif. This year's contest challenges entrants to develop a creative and practical wireless product using the company's new MatchPort b/g, an 802.11 b/g embedded wireless device server module. With the module, contestants can add WiFi to virtually any electronic device with a serial interface so it can be accessed, monitored, and controlled wirelessly over the Internet.

Contestants must submit their application concept at the company's web site and later submit a working prototype design. The deadline is March 3, 2008. Winners will be announced at the Embedded Systems Conference, to be held during April in San Jose, Calif. First place wins $6,000; second place, $4,000; and third place, $2,000.

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