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AllLinuxDevices: Square D and Red Hat To Create Power Management Solution With Embedded Linux

Oct 31, 2000, 01:38 (0 Talkback[s])

"Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT), a leader in developing, deploying and managing open source Internet infrastructure, today announced that it is working with Square D Company to design next-generation, Internet- based power management solutions built on Red Hat Embedded Linux."

"Much like the Internet experience empowers individual investors to quickly make informed decisions, Internet-based power management arms corporations with the tools and information necessary to deal with deregulation in the electrical power industry. In addition to the standard metering required of plant engineers, the new Square D POWERLOGIC system using Red Hat Embedded Linux can collect and deliver critical information to accounting, purchasing and resource management systems. The POWERLOGIC system also features an intuitive graphical user interface that lets users quickly collect, analyze and respond to power management conditions."

"Reliability was a key factor in our decision to use embedded Linux in our POWERLOGIC thin server devices--electricity is a critical factor of production that cannot be taken for granted," said Andy Foerster, product marketing manager of Square D, which is based in LaVergne, TN. "Teaming with Red Hat, the industry leader, delivers us the open source expertise necessary to deploy new technology rapidly and efficiently to our customers."

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