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KUBOTA PACIFIC AND GEMINI TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCE ALPHA-BASED GEMINI VISUAL SYSTEM SOFTWARE

 ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Kubota Pacific Computer Inc. and Gemini Technology Corp. today announced availability of Gemini Visual System (GVS) software based on Digital Equipment Corp.'s Alpha microprocessor platform. GVS is now supported on Kubota's Denali graphics subsystem for Kubota's Kenai and Digital Equipment Corp.'s Alpha AXP high-performance workstations.
 In addition to the new software, Kubota also announced that Gemini will act as a value-added reseller (VAR) for Kubota's Denali graphics subsystems and Kenai graphics workstations.
 GVS is a three-dimensional (3D) image-generation toolkit for developing real-time simulation and virtual reality applications. The toolkit reduces the development time for 3D applications by eliminating the need to call low-level GL functions. GVS's high-level object- oriented application programming interface (API) is ideal for developing real-time visual simulation programs for training purposes, such as land, sea, flight or space systems training, or for entertainment, such as virtual reality-oriented games.
 Offering industry-leading performance at the lowest price, Kubota Pacific's scalable Denali 3D graphics and imaging subsystem can render more than one million Gouraud-shaded 24-bit 3D triangles per second. When configured with Denali subsystems, Kubota's Kenai or Digital's Alpha high-performance workstations are the fastest desktop imaging and graphics systems available today.
 With the introduction of the new GVS software, hundreds of GVS applications which have been created on other platforms, such as Silicon Graphics IRIS systems, can be now easily ported to Kubota Pacific systems and vice-versa. "Because their hardware is based upon open systems standards, Kubota Pacific provides an exciting hardware alternative for Gemini customers who want to explore other 3D workstation platforms while protecting their software investment," said Chris Morrow, Gemini president. "Through the Kubota-Gemini VAR relationship, we are happy that Gemini will be able to offer such a total systems solution to our customers."
 "We believe that Kubota fills a vital niche in the visual simulation market, providing open systems solutions offering the best price and performance to customers," said Jeffrey Dunn, Kubota Pacific vice president of marketing. "The relationship is also a win-win situation for Gemini and Kubota Pacific: availability on the Kubota graphics systems opens up the entire Alpha AXP market segment to Gemini, and provides Kubota access to a wide market of real-time simulation and virtual reality developers."
 About the Companies
 Founded in 1981, Gemini Technology Corp. is a privately held image- generation, visual simulation and virtual reality software company. Gemini has sold over 600 Gemini Visual System (GVS) software licenses throughout the world since the product's introduction in 1989. The company is headquartered in Irvine, Calif.
 Kubota Pacific Computer Inc. (KPC) develops, manufactures and markets high-performance 3D graphics and image processing workstations and subsystems for design, engineering and technical applications. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., KPC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kubota Corp., a $7-billion multinational corporation.
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 /CONTACT: Sam Cece or Stuart McFall of Kubota Pacific, 408-727-8100; or Chris Morrow of Gemini, 714-727-1980/


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