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CIN: Without Much Fanfare, Linux Takes Over Building Security at Bausch & Lomb

Feb 08, 2003, 04:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Orzech)

"As Linux becomes increasingly commonplace, companies like Bausch & Lomb find themselves running it for everyday applications like monitoring building security.

"When the workers come through the front doors of Bausch & Lomb's saline solution manufacturing plant in Greenville, S.C. each morning, they probably don't know that the system monitoring those doors is running on Linux.

"In an indication of how the open source operating system is becoming increasingly commonplace as a platform for everyday applications, however, Bausch & Lomb has been running the access control and security management system for its Greenville plants on top of Linux since late last year..."

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