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BW: Red Hat Linux to Power Global Telemedicine Network

Jun 16, 2000, 19:25 (1 Talkback[s])

"Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), a leader in open source Internet infrastructure solutions, today announced that the Medical Center of Boston International, Inc. (MCBI) will leverage Red Hat Linux as the operating system (OS) backbone for the first Internet-based global telemedicine infrastructure on the Linux platform. Red Hat will help MCBI provide premier medical services worldwide through the Web."

"MCBI currently provides direct, Web-based training to doctors, as well as an avenue for the introduction of direct sales and training in the application of the latest pharmaceutical and surgical equipment. As MCBI expands both its offerings and its global reach, its telemedicine network will run on servers powered by the Red Hat Linux operating system. MCBI has also purchased a service package from Red Hat to support the installation."

"Our selection of Red Hat Linux as our operating system platform, as well as Red Hat support for our applications, provides us with the opportunity to leverage the superior reliability of Red Hat's version of Linux as well as manage our business with a much lower cost of use and ease of customization," said Dr. Ahmed Mohiuddin, chief executive officer, MCBI. "The collaborate nature of telemedicine, which allows for a many-to-one doctors-to-patient relationship, coupled with timely diagnoses and intervention will vastly improve the quality of medical services."

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