BASCOM Announces The IQ2 Family of Small Business Thin Server Solutions, Incorporating Innovative "Easy to Use" Methodology

Pioneering Linux App Developer Taps Power of Caldera's OpenLinux OS to Deliver Affordable, Automatically Administered Internet Productivity Suite.

LINUXWORLD CONFERENCE AND EXPO (Booth #433) - New York, NY - February 1, 2000—BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. (BASCOM), pioneering developers of Linux-based thin server productivity solutions for small business, today announces the IQ2 Family of Connectivity Solutions , featuring the company's innovative "easy to use" methodology, giving small companies "big business" Internet connectivity without the need for technical staff. BASCOM's IQ2 solutions leverage Caldera's OpenLinux OS to provide a virtually self-maintaining communications platform. The IQ2 solutions provide remote, automatic operating system and application upgrades, configuration file backup, and administration - with pre-configured features that further minimize user intervention. As needs grow, BASCOM's IQ2 Family of Connectivity Solutions enable organizations to smoothly scale their communications infrastructure to meet their business objectives.

"Long before Linux was embraced as a viable, ready for prime time OS, we were committed to tapping its intrinsic power to develop high performance, low maintenance, affordable solutions that enable users to be more productive, " said Peter Cirasole, BASCOM President. "The IQ2 Family combines the performance and reliability of Linux with our ease of use methodology, providing small business with an easily administered communications suite that enables them to aggressively compete in today's e-commerce and business to business digital economy."

The IQ2 Family of Connectivity Solutions:

  • IQ2 NetCONNECT—A "drop in, turn on" connectivity solution for small business, offering an integrated gateway for Internet access (dial-up, ISDN, T1, broadband cable, DSL, etc.), pre-configured firewall and web cache system for improved performance.
  • IQ2 OfficeConnect —Includes all of the Internet resources of the IQ2 NetConnect with a complete suite of productivity applications for small businesses (Available Q3 2000).
  • IQ2 OfficeServer—A value-priced server that provides file sharing, print sharing and small office communications features (Available Q3, 2000).
BASCOM's connectivity solutions are distinguished by their unparalleled ease of use, offering remote, automatic configuration backups, OS and application software upgrades, and administration. This minimizes hassle, maximizes productivity and lowers total cost of ownership.

"Caldera Systems and Bascom are committed to leveraging the strengths of Linux to provide affordable and high performance productivity solutions," said Ransom Love, President and CEO of Caldera Systems. "By embedding and remotely administering OpenLinux, BASCOM's IQ2 Family enables small business to implement big business connectivity solutions without the technical support resources of large MIS departments, thus allowing them to concentrate on core competencies and successfully compete with far larger organizations.

About the Global Chalkboard

BASCOM's Global Chalkboard is an innovative and flexible teaching tool that uses the Internet for learning. The Global Chalkboard provides immediate access to educational Web sites and builds Web-enriched lessons mapped to curriculum goals and state standards.

The Global Chalkboard is both flexible and easy to use. It offers a novice user immediate access to educational sites with the Web Library; it offers an intermediate user prepackaged, ready-to-use BASCOM lessons; and it offers an advanced user a method of building their own, web-based lessons using the Global Chalkboard's Lesson Creator.


BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. is a software development company specializing in curriculum-based, Internet management solutions for K-12 schools. From our beginning in 1996, BASCOM has focused on producing, next-generation, curriculum tools for the K-12 education market.

BASCOM's goal is to help children become successful learners by safely extracting the educational content of the Web. This is accomplished by building Internet teaching tools based on input we've received from K-12 educators. We are constantly adapting our products to meet the changing needs of today's teachers.

BASCOM is a privately held company located in Hauppauge, New York. For more information, visit
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