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ART Now available on the MacIvory
Contact: Susan Zellmann-Rohrer
Sterling Hager, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ART, POPULAR EXPERT SYSTEM TOOL, NOW AVAILABLE
ON SYMBOLICS' MACINTOSH-BASED MACIVORY WORKSTATIONS
BURLINGTON, MASS., June 26-- Symbolics, Inc., today announced the availability
of Inference Corporation's powerful expert system development tool,
ART *3.2 (Automated Reasoning Tool*) on Symbolics' MacIvory* workstations. Today's
announcement makes available Inference's popular expert system development and delivery
option to the users of Symbolics' recently announced Macintosh(-based workstation product.
ART 3.2 supports the development of both decision-making and decision support
software. It is widely-used on a variety of popular workstations including Symbolics' 3600*
series and provides an environment for the development and delivery of commercial
applications in business, manufacturing and the government marketplace.
Symbolics' MacIvory product, based on the Company's Ivory* Processor,
converts standard Apple( Macintosh( II and IIx computer systems into high-performance
workstations for the development and delivery of symbolic processing applications. In
combination with Inference Corporation's ART and Symbolics' integrated object-oriented
software development tools, the MacIvory workstation brings high-end, expert system
functionality to a Macintosh platform.
Symbolics and Inference
"A key element of Symbolics' long-term, corporate strategy is to continue our
support of mainstream applications development utilizing artificial intelligence technology",
said Howard Cannon, vice president of product marketing. "The availability of ART on MacIvory
provides an industry leading expert system development tool on a widely-installed and standard
hardware platform," he added.
Sharing Symbolics' emphasis on supporting industry standards, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Inference, Ted Marr said, "The availability of ART on the MacIvory is
a further example of Inference's commitment to bringing practical and high-performance
expert system tools to mainstream environments."
ART FOR MACIVORY NOW AVAILABLE
Inference's ART on Symbolics MacIvory product is commercially available today.
A complete development and delivery version of ART is priced at $30,000 (U.S.).
The MacIvory integrates Symbolics' object-based operating environment,
Genera(, with the Macintosh software environment providing a powerful development and
delivery platform. MacIvory is offered both as an add-in board with delivery software for
$10,900 (U.S.) and with a fully configured
Macintosh II delivery workstation for $23,000 (U.S.).
Symbolics, Inc., headquartered in Burlington, Mass., and with operations in
Chatsworth, Calif., is the leading provider of symbolic processing systems used for the
development and delivery of expert systems, computer aided software engineering (CASE),
computer aided design and engineering (CAD/CAE) and advanced image generation and
Symbolics and Inference
Los Angeles-based Inference Corporation is a leading provider of high-end
expert system tools and professional services for developing and delivering commercial and
engineering applications for business, industry and the government.
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Symbolics, MacIvory, Ivory and Symbolics 3600 are trademarks and Genera is a registered trademark of
Apple and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
Automated Reasoning Tool and ART are trademarks of Inference Corporation.