SOURCE: Opengear

March 03, 2010 10:10 ET

Media Advisory: Opengear to Hold "Scripts I Can't Live Without" Contest

SANDY, UT--(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) - Opengear (, a leading provider of next-generation console server and KVM over IP solutions, today announced a Twitter contest designed to collect some of the most innovative scripts developed by Opengear customers.

Opengear's community enthusiastically talks about scripts they've written on blogs and Twitter. Opengear wants to help collect these scripts and share them with other community members.

"Unlike other proprietary console server vendors we allow access to the Linux core including bash scripts," said Bob Waldie, CEO of Opengear. "Our customers have created many scripts to make their jobs easier. This contest allows our customers to share what they've done with other Opengear end users."

Three randomly chosen winners will receive one of three prizes. To be entered to win, Twitter users must fill out a form on Opengear's website describing their favorite bash script and Tweet once they have submitted the form.

The prizes are as follows:

1st Place ACM5003-W (worth $395.00)

2nd Place ACM5002 (worth $275.00)

3rd Place $50 Gift Certificate

Full rules and details available at

About the Opengear ACM5000

The ACM5000 line of products give network managers simple and cost effective tools for managing the network, power and computer devices in their small and large distributed networks. Organizations can now centrally monitor the status of the power at all the remote outlets and centralize alarms to set up automatic shut-downs to be triggered in the event of battery back-up outages or excessive operating temperatures.

About Opengear

Opengear ( designs and manufactures next-generation console server, power management and KVM over IP solutions for secure remote access and control of network devices such as routers, switches, servers, firewalls, uninterruptible power supplies, power distribution units and environmental monitoring devices in distributed networks. Opengear console servers are installed in more than 10,000 locations around the world. Opengear's open source platform gives network managers and system integrators the most flexible, extensible, console server solution on the market today for serial console ports, service processors, power solutions and environmental monitoring.

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