Looking for a modern alternative to the Lantronix Spider? Look no further than the TinyPilot Voyager 2a.
Lantronix is an enormous corporation! They sell hundreds of different products.
TinyPilot makes one type of product: KVM over IP devices.
We're constantly developing and innovating our product to add features and improve user experience.
The Lantronix Spider still requires an antiquated Java 8 runtime in order to access all of the device's features.
TinyPilot is a fully HTML5 solution. It includes no Java code whatsoever and runs in modern browsers without requiring your users to install insecure extensions or applets.
TinyPilot Voyager 2a ships with a full Debian server operating system and grants root access to the device administrator.
You can install other packages with
apt or run your own scripts on the device.
TinyPilot's software is open-source, so you can tweak it however you like and your own custom features.
In ServeTheHome's extensive review of the TinyPilot Voyager, reviewer Patrick Kennedy had this feedback based on his longtime use of the Lantronix Spider:
I've kept the Lantronix Spider as well as the TinyPilot handy. And I basically have not used the Lantronix Spider. I've only used the TinyPilot... I think that's pretty strong evidence that this is an easy-to-use solution.
|TinyPilot Voyager 2a||Lantronix Spider|
|Pure HTML5 interface||✔️||❌
Requires Java 8 for some functionality
|Mount virtual drives||✔️||Requires separate network share|
|Power over Ethernet (PoE)||✔️||❌|
|Full SSH access||✔️||❌|
With third-party tools