"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
"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."