Computone Corporation (OTCBB:CMPT)|
Another Linux Provider Partners with Computone: SuSE Joins with Red Hat in Including Computone Drivers
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 15, 1999--Computone Corporation (OTC BB: CMPT) today reported that another provider of the popular Linux operating system -- SuSE, Inc. -- has included drivers for Computone's IntelliPort II family of high-speed serial communications products with its latest release.
Perry Pickerign, president and CEO of Computone, said the drivers for the IntelliPort line are included in the new SuSE Linux 6.3 just released. Last week Computone reported that the new release of Red Hat® (NASDAQ: RHAT - news) Linux also includes drivers for its IntelliPort II product line (see ''New Release of Red Hat Linux 6.1 Includes Computone Drivers,'' Business Wire, December 9).
SuSE (www.suse.com) has been a commercial Linux developer and distributor since 1992, and is one of the oldest international Linux companies. It has offices in Oakland, California, as well as in Germany, the U.K., and the Czech Republic and in the U.S. The new release of SuSE Linux 6.3 offers users a wealth of new software, including 230 new programs and demos, 180 updated packages, and the Computone drivers.
''Computone is delighted that our drivers are included in the new SuSE 6.3,'' Pickerign said, ''and to continually be a partner to the leaders of the Linux industry. Like SuSE, Computone is a long-time strategic ally and partner to Linux and Open Source solution vendors.''
Computone's Pickerign said inclusion of the drivers lets users of SuSE (and Red Hat) install hardware, connect to the Internet, and control devices using IntelliPort products immediately.
''Drivers included in the Linux kernel are extremely reliable, and are updated with the operating system to provide complete compatibility with Computone products,'' he said. ''Computone is known for 'being Linux before Linux was cool','' he said. ''We value our relationships in the Linux community and our role in the Open Source solution.''
Pickerign said along with being included in the new releases of SuSE and Red Hat, Computone is ''very active'' in the Linux community. He said the company recently-concluded a 13-city Open Linux tour in the U.S. and Canada as part of its alliance with Caldera®, and, at COMDEX last month in Las Vegas, had introduced additional support for Linux with new software device drivers for IntelliPort II products incorporated into the Linux kernel source code base.
''Being part of the Linux community and being chosen as a partner and ally of industry leaders like SuSE, Red Hat and Caldera recognizes our long-standing role and commitment to promoting Open Source solutions now and into the future,'' Pickerign said.
Additional information is available from Computone at +770-625-0000, by visiting its Web (www.computone.com) or through e-mail (email@example.com)
Computone Corporation (OTC BB: CMPT) has been a pioneer and leader in data communications networking technology products since 1984, today focusing on Linux, UNIX and other Open Source platforms, LAN/WAN and Windows NT users, and the Internet. Computone serves vertical markets including ISPs, national and international retailers, POS systems, banking and financial applications, transportation, hospitality, and education. Based in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, it sells through a worldwide network of authorized and certified distributors, with its products listed on the 2000 GSA Schedule through Gates/Arrow Distributing. For the six-month period ended September 30, 1999, Computone reported an increase of 31 percent in net sales over the same period a year ago.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. With the exception of historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release involve risk and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.
Page Caldwell, 770/625-0000 ext. 1640
The Kaminer Group
David A. Kaminer, 914/684-1934