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Micros Introduces A New High Performance Touchscreen PC, The Ultra PC Workstation.



BELTSVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 2, 1998--MICROS Systems Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
 in full National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations

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), a leading provider of information management solutions for the hospitality industry, announced Wednesday the release of its latest network-ready, touchscreen point-of-sale (POS (1) See point of sale and packet over SONET.

(2) "Parent over shoulder." See digispeak.

POS - point of sale
) platform, the Ultra PC Workstation, for global distribution.

The Ultra PC Workstation is designed to meet the business needs of foodservice operators by providing a high-performance, flexible PC platform for POS operations. It supports MICROS's full range of PC-based POS software solutions as well as other third-party POS software applications.

As an integrated unit that includes both the touchscreen monitor and processor, the Ultra provides a compact, multi-function workstation that occupies minimal space in hospitality venues such as table service or quick service restaurants, hotels, casinos, theme parks and stadiums.

The system leverages an open systems architecture that allows customers to run a variety of operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap.  including DOS, Microsoft(R) Windows(R) for Workgroups, Windows(R) 95 and Windows NT(R) Workstation.

"The Ultra PC Workstation goes to the heart of what foodservice operators want in a POS terminal," says Bernard Jammet, executive vice president of product development at MICROS. "It's a cost-effective, high-performance touchscreen PC designed for the harsh restaurant environment and capable of expanding to support future increased speed and memory applications," he continued.

This new POS workstation offers the largest touchscreen work area with a 12.1" display and uses the latest PC technology including dual Universal Serial Bus See USB.

(hardware, standard) Universal Serial Bus - (USB) An external peripheral interface standard for communication between a computer and external peripherals over an inexpensive cable using biserial transmission.
 (USB USB
 in full Universal Serial Bus

Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer.
) ports allowing simultaneous running of up to 254 peripherals or add-on devices. The dual USB ports simplify plug and play connectivity and reduce maintenance costs.

The Ultra's standard Intel 166 MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc.  processor can be upgraded to an Intel 233 MHz MMX (MultiMedia EXtensions) A set of 57 additional instructions built into the Pentium MMX chip for improved multimedia and modem performance by performing mathematical operations on multiple sets of data at the same time (see SIMD).  processor for even higher performance and additional multimedia (audio and video) applications. With 512K standard cache and support for up to 128MB of RAM, the Ultra PC Workstation can act as a workstation or a server.

In addition, its integrated diskless boot capabilities under DOS and Windows(R) 95 allow the Ultra to operate as a thin client with MICROS software applications. The optional PCI/ISA Bus Riser card allows users to plug half slot PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.

(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus).
 and ISA (1) (Instruction Set Architecture) See instruction set.

(2) (Interactive Services Association) See Internet Alliance.

(3) (Internet Security and Acceleration) See .NET.
 cards inside the unit, giving them the ability to add internal modems, serial port expander cards, or whatever internal card devices they choose.

With this flexibility, the Ultra offers a range of performance and configuration options for the dynamic foodservice environment.

MICROS Systems Inc., headquartered in Beltsville, provides enterprise applications for the hospitality industry worldwide. MICROS serves table serviceand quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, and leisure and entertainment operations with solutions that include software, hardware, systems integration, and support.

Over 77,500 MICROS systems are currently installed in more than 120 countries. MICROS's stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.

For more information on MICROS and its solutions for hospitality, please contact Katrina Pruitt-Andrews at 301/210-8052 or 800/638-0985 (US and Canada only). You can also visit the MICROS web site at www.micros.com or email us at info@micros.com.

The MICROS logo is a registered trademark of MICROS Systems Inc.
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