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1994 MacUser Editors' Choice Award Winners announced -- Accel-a-Writer 8200 wins industry's highest honor.

MOBILE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 1995--MacUser, the leading monthly magazine for buyers of Macintosh(R) computers and products, has selected XANTE(R) Corporation's Accel-a-Writer(R) 8200 as the 1994 Editors' Choice Award winner for Best New Monochrome Printer.

The MacUser Editors' Choice Award is recognized as the Macintosh industry's highest honor for product excellence.

``The Eddy Awards are perceived by Macintosh product buyers as the ultimate seal of approval,'' said MacUser editor in chief, Maggie Canon. ``By naming the Accel-a-Writer 8200 an Eddy winner we honor the product's technological excellence as well as its significant contribution to user productivity.''

During a black-tie ceremony on Jan. 3, 1995, at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco, MacUser honored the best new Macintosh products of 1994. Winners in 35 product categories were selected on the basis of technological innovation, quality, performance, user friendliness, and value to Macintosh users.

``It is a special honor to have the Accel-a-Writer 8200 chosen as the Best New Monochrome Printer in 1994 by MacUser Magazine,'' said XANTE's founder and president, Robert C. Ross, Jr. ``Many considered XANTE an underdog in this category, competing with industry giants Hewlett-Packard(R) and Apple(R) Computer. Our product focus and development, however, has always been unique for this industry and with the Accel-a-Writer 8200, we were able to provide a product that is superior in flexibility, performance, and value. A great deal of effort was put forth by the entire company and receiving this type of recognition is very gratifying.''

The Accel-a-Writer 8200 is the only laser printer to offer resolutions up to 1200 x 1200 dpi, the ability to print on large format pages, and the benefits of true Adobe(TM) PostScript(TM) Level 2. The Accel-a-Writer 8200 provides flexibility with 600 x 600 dpi resolution, and the ability to upgrade to 800 x 800 or 1200 x 1200 dpi. This high performance printer is based on the Canon(R) 16 page-per-minute BXII laser print engine and includes an AMD 29030, 33 MHz RISC processor and a standard 12 MB of RAM, upgradeable to 64 MB.

In addition to high quality and speed, the Accel-a-Writer 8200 is capable of printing full bleed 11' x 17' documents as well as oversized pages up to 11.8' x 25'. The Accel-a-Writer 8200 also provides simultaneous Macintosh(R) and PC/compatible printing. Halftone Calibration Technology, HP(R)PCL(R)5, HP-GL, and much more. The Accel-a-Writer 8200 is currently shipping and is available for $4,495.

For additional information, contact Martin Kennedy, XANTE's vice president of marketing and international sales at 205/476-8189.


Note to Editors: MacUser is dedicated to providing comprehensive, comparative, lab-based product evaluations, reviews and information on enhancing productivity through the use of Macintosh products. The largest 100% paid circulation Macintosh publication, MacUser reaches over 500,000 product buyers each month. Headquartered in Foster City, Calif., MacUser is published by Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, the leading publisher of computer magazines.

XANTE, founded in 1989, is a privately held corporation that develops and markets high performance products that enhance the resolution and speed of laser printing. The XANTE Accel-a-Writer products are available direct or from resellers in the U.S. and worldwide.

XANTE and Accel-a-Writer are registered trademarks of XANTE Corporation. Adobe and PostScript are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

CONTACT: XANTE Corporation, Mobile

Martin E. Kennedy, 205/476-8189
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