CIN: Without Much Fanfare, Linux Takes Over Building Security at Bausch & Lomb
Feb 08, 2003, 04:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"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..."