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Animation and Paint systems for the MacIvory - Press Release

Contact:	Don Miskowich
		Symbolics Graphics Division
		(213) 478-0681

		Susan Zellmann-Rohrer
		Symbolics, Inc.
		(617) 221-1021		FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


	LOS ANGELES, July 27 -- Symbolics Graphics Division has announced
 the availability of the MacIvory Animation and Paint system based on the
 Apple Macintosh II and IIx workstations, making Symbolics' high-end graphics
 capabilities available on an industry standard platform for the first time.

	The MacIvory Animation and Paint System, which includes Symbolics
MacIvory coprocessor board and proven 2D and 3D software, will be displayed 
at Siggraph '89, July 31 - August 4 in Boston.  The new Macintosh-based system
 delivers the full power of Symbolics graphics applications at less than
 one-half the cost of earlier systems.

	"Now, broadcast-quality graphics 2D and 3D animation production
 is available in a desk top video system for the first time," said 
Don Miskowich, marketing manager of Symbolics Graphics Division.

	The MacIvory system provides all the features of the Macintosh
 computer and allows users access to popular Macintosh applications.

	Miskowich added, "Symbolics Graphics Division products have
 consistently provided state of-the-art 2D and 3D animation and paint
 capabilities, which have found wide application and acceptance in TV
 and motion picture production and corporate environments.  With the
 MacIvory this professional-grade graphics capability is now available
 on a lower cost platform which makes it accessible to broader corporate

	Typical applications will be in industrial design, corporate
 presentation, marketing, engineering and scientific visualization,
 training, architecture and medical illustration."

	Richard Karash, vice president, marketing for Symbolics, Inc. said,
 "With MacIvory we can give many more users access to integrated
 object-oriented development tools and applications.  In use by more
 than 5,500 customers world wide, Symbolics systems provide what is
 considered the richest and most comprehensive software development
 environment in the industry."

	The standard MacIvory Animation and Paint System includes Symbolics
 Genera operating system and graphics software, Symbolics MacIvory add-in
 board, Macintosh II with five megabytes of motherboard memory, 16- megabytles
 of NuBus memory, Apple mouse and extended keyboard, a 19-inch monochrome monitor,
 a 320-megabyte (formatted) SCSI disk drive, and a 32-bit NuVista frame buffer/frame
 grabber.  The system is NTSC and PAL compatible.

	A wide range of software and hardware options are available including
 customized upgrade packages for users with installed Macintosh systems.

	The MacIvory system supports applications written in Symbolics Common Lisp,
 Symbolics C, Symbolics FORTRAN, and Symbolics Pascal.  The Symbolics graphics
 software supported includes COLOR, S-DYNAMICS, S-GEOMETRY, S-RENDER and S-PAINT
 for 2D and 3D animation.

	Symbolics will provide service and support for the MacIvory hardware and
 software as part of the Apple value-added reseller agreement.

	The MacIvory graphics system starts at $49,500 for a paint workstation
 and goes up to $75,900 for a full 2D/3D paint and animation system.

	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 processing.

	For further information, contact Symbolics Graphics Division,
 1401 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024, or call (213) 478-0681.

Symbolics, Symbolics Common Lisp, S-DYNAMICS, S-GEOMETRY, S-RENDER,
S-PAINT and Genera are registered trademarks and MacIvory, Symbolics C,
 Symbolics FORTRAN and Symbolics Pascal are trademarks of Symbolics, Inc.
 and Symbolics Graphics Division.

Apple is a registered trademark and Macintosh is a trademark of
Apple Computer, Inc.