UMAX Delivers Most Powerful Internet-Ready Mac OS Compatible Workstation Available.
FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 1, 1997--
New UMAX S900i/250 brings ultimate expandability and upgradeability to high-end graphic design, digital video and Internet server environments
UMAX Computer Corporation (UCC An abbreviation for the Uniform Commercial Code. ) today introduced a new member of their SuperMac S series Mac OS compatible computers, the UMAX SuperMac S900i/250. This robust 604e-based workstation ships standard with Mac OS 8 and 64 MB RAM. With an estimated street price of $3,695, this machine raises the bar for performance and value in the high-end Mac OS compatible workstation market. The UMAX S900i/250 will be available in November, 1997.
"Our S900 series has proven to be an ideal solution for high- end graphic design and digital video environments, and this new model provides a key benefit for professional users who require fa" said Bruce Berkoff, director of product marofessionals, as well as Internet server enviroCD-ROM, a 4 GB Ultra wide SCSI A SCSI interface that transfers 16 bits in parallel rather than 8 bits. See SCSI.
(hardware, standard) Wide SCSI - A variant on the SCSI-2 interface. It uses a 16-bit bus - double the width of the original SCSI-1 - and therefore cannot be connected to a SCSI-1 bus. Hard Drive, 4 MB IXMICRO TwinTurbo video card and 64 MB RAM. To further enhance the powerful system architecture, the computer ships standard with an internal zip drive See Zip disk.
(hardware, storage) Zip Drive - A disk drive from Iomega Corporation which takes removable 100 megabyte hard disks. Both internal and external drives are manufactured, making the drive suitable for backup, mass storage or for moving files between computers. and UMAX' extended performance card (E100) with 10/100 Base-T ethernet and Ultra wide SCSI III ports on one card. The SuperMac S900/250 motherboard contains interleaved memory Interleaved memory is where Memory is divided into a set of banks.
It is a technique for compensating the relatively slow speed of DRAM. The CPU can access alternative sections immediately without waiting for memory to be cached. for advanced performance, and an advanced PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus). to PCI Bridge chip for managing internal peripheral cards.
Distribution, Availability, Support And Pricing
The UMAX S900i/250 will be available in November in all UMAX channels, including retail stores, catalogues, and through UMAX value added resellers See VAR.
(company) value added reseller - (VAR, or "value added retailer") A company which sells something (e.g. computers) made by another company (an OEM) with extra components added (e.g. specialist software). . The estimated street price is $3,695.
Warranty and Technical Support
UMAX is one of the few manufacturers who offer a basic warranty that extends for one year and provides for unlimited access to a toll-free technical support line that is open from 6 a.m. to midnight, central standard time. Service is provided nationwide through a network of resellers qualified as UMAX Authorized Service Providers and by DecisionOne, the largest independent computer systems support organization in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. with 3,900 technical personnel deployed in 150 service offices.
UMAX Computer Corporation
UMAX Computer Corporation designs, manufactures and markets a full range of Mac OS compatible SuperMac systems based on the PowerPC chip architecture, including the high end, multiprocessor-enabled S900 systems targeting graphics professionals, J700 business systems, C600 family of small office/home office See SOHO. systems, and C500 entry-level desktop systems. UMAX' SuperMac systems are designed to broaden the Mac OS compatible market substantially by offering features and price/performance ratios not readily available in the Mac market. UMAX utilizes sales channels exclusively and is aggressively targeting new market segments for Mac OS compatible systems. UMAX Computer Corporation is headquartered in Fremont, California For the unincorporated community in Yolo County, California, see .
Fremont (IPA: /ˈfriːmɒnt/) is a city in California that was incorporated on January 23, 1956, from the merger of five smaller communities: , and maintains its research and development facilities in Santa Clara, California Santa Clara, California (IPA: /ˌsæntəˈklærə/) , founded in 1777 and incorporated in 1852, is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California. . -0-
Note to Editors: SuperMac is a registered trademark of Radius licensed to UMAX Computer Corporation. All other product names may be trademarks of Apple computer, Inc. or their respective companies.
CONTACT: UMAX Computer Corporation
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