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UNISYS INTRODUCES POWERFUL NEW MIDRANGE A SERIES OPEN INFORMATION HUBS AND CLIENT/SERVER ARCHITECTURE

 UNISYS INTRODUCES POWERFUL NEW MIDRANGE A SERIES
 OPEN INFORMATION HUBS AND CLIENT/SERVER ARCHITECTURE
 NEW YORK, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today introduced the A 11, a new family of powerful midrange A Series computer systems.
 The new A 11, along with the A 16 and A 19 high-end systems, can also support a new open client/server architecture that provides cooperative open processing between Unisys A Series and either UNIX System V or OS/2-DOS application environments.
 The new Unisys A 11 Models 211 and 222 are available immediately with the higher-performance models (A 11-411 and A 11-422) available in June, 1992. Systems range in price from U.S. $400,000 for the entry- level A 11-211 to over $1 million for an average A 11-422 configuration.
 According to Reto Braun, Unisys president and chief operating officer, "The Unisys strategy of focusing our research, development and engineering resources on open information hubs and open systems-based client/server architecture is paying off. Last year, the A Series customer base grew in double digits, with particularly strong new- customer orders in the United States, Japan and Eastern Europe. Our core strategic application offerings and broad value-added reseller acceptance have generated strong momentum, which we expect will continue throughout 1992," Braun said.
 The new Unisys A 11 family consists of two single-processor and two dual-processor models that have the power, flexibility, and functionality required to participate in an enterprise-wide computing network. The new client/server architecture allows users to connect the A 11 or A 16/A 19 to a UNIX or OS/2 system for cooperative processing.
 "With the new open client/server architecture, Unisys A Series information hubs are positioned to participate in the open information networks that will be the backbone of global business in the 1990s," said Frank Brandenburg, vice president and general manager of the Unisys Computer Systems Group. "Customers can develop and deploy strategic, new business applications and on-line transaction processing (OLTP) on A Series information hubs and then offer their UNIX or OS/2-DOS end-user communities secure, cost-efficient access to these applications and services."
 Brandenburg said that in 1991, Unisys sold A Series systems to several hundred businesses that became new Unisys customers. "The purchase decision was based primarily on Unisys solutions -- such as voice processing using the A-Series-based Network Applications Platform (NAP), Global Wholesale Banking, Unisys Financial Service System, and others. These applications, many of which were developed with Unisys LINC II or Mapper CASE/4GL tools, take full advantage of A Series exceptional capabilities in OLTP, database management, security and communications," Brandenberg said.
 Unisys has also formed close relationships with leading successful software solution vendors. These value-added resellers (VARs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) offer a high-quality applications that span a broad range of geographic and industry-specific markets, significantly expanding the A Series customer base worldwide.
 Aberdeen Group, a Boston-based computer and communications research and consulting organization, describes the A 11 as "a rock-solid addition to the middle of the A Series line ... In Aberdeen's opinion, this product announcement provides an excellent new option in the middle of the A Series -- not only for Unisys customers interested in upgrades and migration paths -- but also for new accounts that require the power and substance of a well-crafted, attractively priced mainframe that can be the hub of a distributed, cooperative computing architecture designed for the 1990's," Aberdeen said.
 Robert Kidd, large systems specialist for San Jose, Calif.-based Dataquest, added that the "Unisys A 11 is a strong offering for the large Unisys customer base and offers excellent connectivity."
 "The primary market for the A 11 system is the existing large worldwide base of Unisys A Series, V Series and B Series users," said John Rioux, vice president of A, V and System 80 Series program management at Unisys. "These customers will find that the A 11 reduces floor space, electrical and cooling costs by 20 percent or more compared to their present system. This savings, when added to a substantial reduction in maintenance costs associated with the A 11's advanced VLSI design and CMOS packaging, could account for up to 50 percent of the A 11's purchase price over a 5-year operating period," Rioux said.
 The A 11 is both an upgrade system and a new distributed applications platform for A Series customers. As the replacement for the low-end A 12, it is the upgrade path for the A 9 and A 10, as well as for larger A 5 and A 6 installations. It is also the appropriate upgrade for B 5000/B 6000 and multiple B 1000 system environments. In the current A Series product line, the A 11 fills the performance range between the A 6 and A 16. The four models in the A 11 family represent an in-cabinet growth capability of 2.7 times. Object-code compatible upgrades to the A16 and A19 expand this growth potential to almost 70 times. This extensive scalability is unmatched by any other vendor.
 The A 11 is object-code compatible with all other A Series systems. This permits customers with smaller A Series systems to upgrade to an A 11 without software conversion or operator retraining. It also allows an A 11 customer to transparently upgrade to an A16 or A19. This ensures investment protection for application solutions developed on any of the A Series platforms.
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