"MontaVista Software, Inc., developer of the Hard Hat Linux
operating system for embedded applications, today announced it has
worked with Avocent to deliver a new series of digital-based
Keyboard/Video/Mouse (KVM) switches. The embedded Linux-based
DS1800 is based on MontaVista's Hard Hat Linux and is designed to
provide access to servers and devices from remote locations and
delivers convenient, secure and nonstop performance. Applications
that will benefit from this technology include Internet service
providers (ISPs) and data centers."
"MontaVista provided our engineering team with reliable support
and quality recommendations throughout our design phase," said
Chris Thomas, senior vice president of Engineering for Avocent
Corporation. "Their commitment to customer support and knowledge of
the Linux platform was instrumental in designing our DS1800 digital
"Avocent's DS1800 is a digital KVM switching solution that
provides administrators complete access to an unlimited number or
servers or devices in their network, from any location. It
leverages existing networking infrastructure to transmit KVM
signals digitally, rather than relying on proprietary KVM cabling.
DS1800 features unlimited scalability and advanced security
features as well as an easy-to-use GUI interface."
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