Beaverton, Ore. -- Veicon Technology, Inc.,
received a contract award from the Santa Clara County to install
more than 300 V-Link public library terminals. Initial installation
will start this month, with the planned completion for all the terminals
in 90 days. The contract includes installation and support of Veicon's
patented V-Link™ public access solution for patron Internet
access, e-mail, online library catalog access and other applications.
Veicon will also install and support its advanced filtering system,
V-Filter. V-Link™ public access terminals and the V-Filter
system will be installed in nine public libraries in Santa Clara
County including Milpitas, Cupertino, Los Altos and Saratoga. Veicon
also will integrate these public access stations to the county's
networking environment, resulting in low-maintenance, trouble-free
public Internet access points where library patrons can check their
own email accounts, access the Internet, access online catalogs
and use Microsoft Office tools.
"The interface to Veicon's patented V-Link
thin client software can be set to offer a user the choice of the
library catalog, library subscription databases, and access to the
Internet. It also allows users access to email clients and Microsoft
Office. Thin-client terminals are reliable, need less maintenance
support than personal computers and require much less energy to
operate. The smaller footprint of a thin client terminal will improve
the appearance to the library's public areas over that of a traditional
personal computer.", Charlotte Doudell, Information Systems Manager at
the Santa Clara County.
"We are extremely happy to win this
contract from Santa Clara County, as these libraries are located in the
heart of the world's high technology center, the Silicon Valley,"
stated Dr. Chong Lee, Executive VP and founder of Veicon Technology.
"The significance of this contract award is that Veicon now has
established a pathway to the national market. We believe that more than
two thirds of the public access PC stations in today's libraries will
be replaced by thin client alternatives in the next five years."
"Our thin client V-Link and V-Filter
systems, combined with our knowledge of advanced networking technology,
offer a truly cost-effective alternative to PC based desktops. For
example, Veicon's solution comes with a built-in automatic virus
protection capability. This feature alone allows the maximum
availability of the public access system, minimizing the downtime and
staff involvement in managing the public desktops," stated Stewart
Bartlett, Executive Director of Library Business at Veicon.
In June 2002, Veicon Technology
successfully completed replacing all public access PCs in two libraries
in the City of Hillsboro, Oregon, by installing 49 V-Link terminals for
Internet, e-mail and online catalog access. In September 2002, Veicon
successfully installed 57 V-Link terminals at the Puyallup (Washington)
Public Library's new 38,000 sq ft building. Veicon recently expanded
its V-Link installation sites to three additional states; Wisconsin,
Idaho and Nevada.
Veicon's V-Link Internet access devices run
Microsoft's thin-client Windows environment, providing library patrons
with a familiar user interface and popular software such as Internet
browsers and office productivity software. V-Link employs Veicon's
patented software technology that provides unmatched file system
protection, remote administration and both user and system level
security. V-Link terminals require much lower maintenance and provide
greater security for both the users and the network than standard
personal computers. Since there's no disk storage on the V-Link device,
no user information is stored after the user logs off. Veicon's
patented software technology also wipes all evidence of each user's
private files and passwords off the main server and protects the server
from hacker attacks.
Veicon Technology plans to expand the
program to academic and school libraries and learning centers as well
as corporate libraries in the future. Veicon plans to continue
expanding its commercial customer base including hospitals, hotels,
convention centers and airports, as well as corporate public areas such
as cafeterias and visitor centers.
Veicon Technology, Inc., founded in 1998,
is a Beaverton-based high-tech software and turnkey system company
specializing in public Internet access technology and systems. Veicon's
turnkey approach offers the customers with significant finacial
benefits of avoiding the needs for ongoing in-house thin client
expertise and expensive custom development. Its flagship V-Link
Internet access technology has been issued a U.S. patent (US Patent No.
5,958,007 and other patents pending), and Veicon is a world leader in
innovative, secure, low-maintenance Internet and library public access
solution. More information is available at www.veicon.com.
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