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For Immediate Release
Date: May 1, 2000
Contact: Craig Chapman
Phone: 610 734 1900
LIN Television Selects LinuxForce.net
LIN Television has chosen powerful LinuxForce gateways
to link two of their locations.
Philadelphia, PA May 1, 2000 LIN Television
selected LinuxForce to design and build turnkey Gateways
for their San Juan, Puerto Rico television station (WAPA) and their
Providence, Rhode Island headquarters. LIN Television contracted with
LinuxForce based largely on the latter's ability to fulfill
its commitments to deliver cost-effective Linux® solutions within
its customers' required time parameters.
LinuxForce provided gateway systems allowing LIN Television
to interconnect its Providence headquarters with its Puerto Rico satellite
office's LAN (Local Area Networks). Each server is configured to
handle the dial-in function automatically at the required transmission
time. These dual modem gateways met LIN Television's need for high
bandwidth network routing services between the two locations.
Chris Fearnley, Chief Technology Officer for LinuxForce said,
"we used Linux's teql driver (a standard configuration option with the
2.2.x series of kernels) to load balance the two modems installed in
each machine. The Linux teql driver was so efficient that the bandwidth
between the two systems was nearly doubled."
About LIN Television
LIN Television Corporation owns, operates or has agreements to purchase,
fifteen network-affiliated television stations, including eight in
the 50 largest television markets. LIN has been engaged in television
broadcasting since 1966. LIN Television believes that its commitment
to local news, public affairs and community service distinguishes
its stations from other local broadcasters, and cable and satellite
competitors. For LIN Television information see their web page at http://www.lintv.com.
LinuxForce provides a focal point for Linux® service
and support to the institutional, professional services, corporate,
and academic communities. LinuxForce offers a broad range
of assessment, custom programming and product development services.
LinuxForce offers technical support, consulting services,
education, product services, and open source development services.
It utilizes in-house technicians, a network of associates, specialists,
and the web community. LinuxForce is headquartered in
Philadelphia with offices in Irvine, CA and Boulder, CO. For more
information about LinuxForce refer to www.LinuxForce.net
or call the corporate offices at 1-610-734-1900.
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