Novell Ships SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service for Retailers

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<strong>Waltham, Mass. &mdash; Feb. 26</strong><br />Novell announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service, the latest version of Novell&#39;s Linux solution optimized for retail computing environments. SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service allows retailers to customize and manage point of service (POS) systems, reducing their in-store and data center costs while increasing system flexibility and reliability. <br /><br />"SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service brings the familiar and proven capabilities of Novell Linux Point of Service onto the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 platform," said Roger Levy, senior vice president and general manager of Open Platform Solutions for Novell. "SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service further extends the reach of SUSE Linux Enterprise, providing a modern, flexible solution to run today&#39;s advanced POS applications and the centralized management tools needed to minimize administration effort." <br /><br />SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service provides capabilities to support large, multi-tier POS environments such as those of major retail companies. The solution not only enables rapid building of custom images but also includes several retail-specific images out of the box, delivering features to support popular retail industry standards for application development, such as JavaPOS. <br /><br />SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service can be quickly deployed and easily updated on point of service devices using a central administration server and local branch servers. It centrally manages POS device images, automatically matches images to hardware profiles, distributes images to local branch servers and automatically installs the appropriate images on POS devices. This latest version delivers enhancements in image creation tools, hardware enablement and configuration patterns and scripts for managing multi-tier POS environments. <br /><br />SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service is now available worldwide through Novell authorized resellers.<br />

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