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.

For complete rules, visit www.lantronix.com/wirelesscontest.