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AllLinuxDevices: BMS Bayer Ltd. Austria Develops First Linux-Based Medical Embedded Device

Jun 13, 2002, 07:00 (4 Talkback[s])

"The EasyDose device (powered by a Cyrix GXM 233 processor) is based on Transmeta's Midori--an extremely small Linux distribution. The core system, a read-only filesystem, is placed on a 32MB CompactFlash card. A very slim system architecture enables EasyDose to complete it's startup sequence within seconds. Direct access to the framebuffer device controlled by the ParaGUI user-interface library prevents the usage of a heavy X11 display system. A built in 6.5" touch-screen provides mouse and keyboardless user interaction.

"A standardized network communication-interface is provided by connecting EasyDose to the LAN of a hospital using the established DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) standard. A convenient way to configure EasyDose is the integrated web based configuration interface (Midori).

"'Developing on Linux, has enabled our development team to concentrate on the main project needs without having to carry an enormous unnecessary OS payload.' Norbert Bayer, CEO and founder of BMS Bayer Ltd. points out: 'The reliability and stability of Linux accompanied by a carefully designed system architecture has proven Linux to be a ideal companion within the very sensible medical environment...'"

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