Device::ParallelPort is a Perl API that allows low level access to the parallel port of most computers. It does this by using a number of drivers, which can be customized and added to, including Linux (direct and parport), Win32, Script, Dummy, and more. It also contains a number of direct access devices including an example printer and a relay controller card.
ShoStats is a reimplementation of phpSysInfo in Perl, useful for running from crontab and outputting the stats to a PHP include file, which can then be displayed on a hosting account. It is modular and configurable, including modules to support both Linux, OpenBSD, and NetBSD, an output module for PHP include files, and transfer modules for output to stdout (which can be redirected or piped) and uploading to an FTP server.
Driver On Demand is an automated driver installation system for Linux that automatically identifies devices that have no drivers and uses an online database to install an appropriate driver for that device without human interaction (if requested). This makes it an ideal system for newbies, as it takes away most of the configuration part of Linux. The goal is to allow users to plug in any device and have it instantly work without the need to manually install drivers.
Tellu is inventory management software that collects hardware and software information automatically from networked servers and workstations, and stores collected data in MySQL database where data is easily readable using a comprehensive user interface usable by any modern Web browser. Devices (like routers and switches), peripherals (like video projectors and displays), and service providers (like hosting and maintenance) can also be stored in the database using a Web interface called Tellu Skin. Inventory management is only one part of Tellu's capability, Tellu offers the possibility to group together workstations, servers, devices, passwords, file attachments, and others to form a faction. For example, a faction can contain all the stuff that a development team needs in their development environment.