"Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (ICS), the leading supplier
of Motif products and support, today announced that the San
Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) chose Linux to host the
upgrade to their Electrification Display System. This system tracks
the flow of electricity from the high voltage DC power lines of
Pacific Gas and Electric to the distribution of electricity via the
third rail. If an emergency required the evacuation of a train,
this system would be used to turn off the electricity to ensure the
safety of passengers as they exited the system."
"BART also selected Open Motif for their GUI toolkit, ICS'
Builder Xcessory PRO to build their application user interface and
LOOX++ from LOOX Software for the visualization aspects of the
application. Open Motif was selected because of developer
knowledge, use by existing applications, and "rock solid
stability". Builder Xcessory PRO was chosen because of its ability
to quickly build and tailor the user interface in response to user
input. BART selected LOOX++ to simplify the graphical display of
the model of the Electrification Display System."
"In reviewing their decision, the BART implementation team
estimated that they saved between 15 to 20 percent of the total
project budget through the use of commodity PC hardware, not having
to purchase software licenses for the operating environment and the
use of rapid development tools such as ICS' Builder Xcessory