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UX400S product announcement
Symbolics, Inc. 617-221-1021
Sterling Hager, Inc. 617-259-140 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SYMBOLICS UNVEILS ADVANCED OBJECT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT
ENVIRONMENT FOR SUN WORKSTATIONS
Burlington, Mass., August 8 -- Symbolics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMBX)
today announced that its leading object-oriented software is now
available for most Sun-3 and SPARC- based workstations, using
Symbolics' high performance Ivory-based co-processor.
Called the Symbolics UX400S, the new Symbolics co-processor
board offers Sun Workstation users access to Genera, the most
comprehensive object-oriented development and delivery
environment currently available, as well as to Symbolics' family of
integrated, object-oriented application building blocks.
The UX400S was developed in response to demands from
among over 5,500 Symbolics users to make the Company's
comprehensive development software available on Sun's popular
family of engineering workstations running their UNIX-based
operating system. Symbolics stressed that the UX400S now provides
a powerful platform, fully integrated with the UNIX environment, for
the development of AI, CAD/CAE, manufacturing and other advanced
Richard Karash, Symbolics' vice president, marketing, stated,
"The UX400S is unique both for its high-end development capability
as well as its tight integration with the UNIX environment. Users
will not only maximize their existing hardware investment but have
access to two powerful software environments on a single
workstation, leveraging the best of both worlds: the large library of
software applications and high performance I/O available with UNIX
and the unmatched development environment for complex
applications available with Genera."
Carl Wolf, vice president of Sun's Software Products Division,
added, "AI is a large and growing market for Sun. In fact, AI is Sun's
fourth largest market. Our relationship with Symbolics - a pioneer
in the AI field-enables Sun to provide solutions for the high-end AI
software development marketplace."
Symbolics Targets Major Market Opportunities with Sun Product
Karash added "We have a premier software solution for
the over 150,000 Sun workstations installed worldwide that lets us
address a much larger segment of AI research as well as engineering,
manufacturing and commercial application development and
delivery. Because so many of our customers today have Sun
workstations beside their Symbolics systems, the UX400S is a very
logical step for us. And we can offer third party software developers
a more complete development and delivery product line."
Stuart Bernstein, general manager, sales and marketing for
Wisdom Systems, a McDermott company and a vendor of advanced
CAE systems, agreed. "With the Symbolics UX400S, our Concept
Modeller interactive engineering automation system, developed
using Symbolics' object-oriented environment, will be a unique and
attractive solution to complex mechanical design for the thousands of
industrial design and manufacturing engineers world-wide."
UX400S Pricing and Availability
An entry level UX400S delivery system including co-processor
board, 10 MB ECC memory, and Genera delivery software will be
available in October for $13,900 (U.S.). The UX400S configured for
development, including the co-processor and 20 MB ECC memory,
will be available in September for $21,900 (U.S.). The Genera
development software is available separately for $9,500 (U.S.). A
floating point accelerator and a separate memory expansion board
with up to 40 MB of ECC memory are also available as options. The
first release of the UX400S will support Symbolics' complete family
of software products including Statice, Joshua, Symbolics
Concordia and Plexi.
Symbolics Inc., headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts,
with operations in Chatsworth, Calif., is the leading manufacturer and
marketer 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 processing.
Genera is a registered trademark and Ivory, Joshua, Symbolics
Concordia, Statice, and Symbolics are trademarks of Symbolics, Inc.
Apple and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer,
Plexi is a trademark of Plexi Software, Inc.
UNIX is a registered trademark of AT&T.
Sun-3, SPARC and Sun Workstation are trademarks of Sun
Concept Modeller is a trademark of McDermott International.