Lantronix Spider vs. TinyPilot Voyager 2a

Looking for a modern alternative to the Lantronix Spider? Look no further than the TinyPilot Voyager 2a.

Voyager 2a back view

We're laser-focused on KVM over IP

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.

Java-free interface

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 is extensible

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.

Reviewers prefer TinyPilot

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.

Feature comparison

TinyPilot Voyager 2a Lantronix Spider
Release year 2023 2011
Pure HTML5 interface ✔️
Requires Java 8 for some functionality
BIOS-level access ✔️ ✔️
Video capture ✔️ ✔️
Audio capture ✔️
Keyboard capture ✔️ ✔️
Mouse capture ✔️ ✔️
Full-screen mode ✔️ ✔️
Password-based authentication ✔️ ✔️
Mount virtual drives ✔️ Requires separate network share
Wi-Fi support ✔️
Power over Ethernet (PoE) ✔️
Open-source ✔️
Extensible ✔️
Full SSH access ✔️
Cloud access ✔️
With third-party tools