ACER AMERICA CORP. TO BUNDLE SPINNAKER'S PFS: WINDOWWORKS 2.0 WITH NEW ACER ACROS 486 ISA-BASED PCS
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and SAN JOSE, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Spinnaker Software (NASDAQ: SPKR) today announced that its leading Windows-based integrated package, PFS: WindowWorks 2.0, will be bundled with new PC desktops from Acer America Corporation, San Jose, Calif. Designed for small business/home office users, PFS: WindowWorks 2.0 is bundled with 12 new value-oriented Acer ACROS desktop PC models now available through Acer resellers and distributors. Acer America is the fifth major PC manufacturer to select PFS: WindowWorks 2.0 as the integrated package of choice for value-priced PCs. PFS: WindowWorks 2.0 is currently bundled with PCs from Compaq, Dell, NEC and Zenith, as well as several other smaller PC manufacturers and OEMs. "We chose PFS: WindowWorks because of its great value," said Ashok Ramaswami, strategic planning manager, Acer America. "PFS: WindowWorks is well recognized and offers our customers all of the features they look for in an integrated applications package." "We're delighted that Acer chose to bundle this product for the new ACROS PCs," said Cynthia Sweetser, vice president of marketing, Spinnaker. "PFS: WindowWorks has already been sold to more than 1.6 million users. This strategic relationship will extend this product's reach even further."
PFS: WindowWorks 2.0 Features
PFS: WindowWorks is a complete set of productivity applications for Windows PCs which features a powerful word processor, a spreadsheet, a chart maker, a label maker, an address book, a database, and a communications module for modem connections/terminal connectivity. Hotlinking functionality lets users transparently link modules of the program together. Hardware requirements for PFS: WindowWorks 2.0 includes a Windows-compatible 386sx, 386 or 486 DOS compatible PC; 2MB memory; one 3.5" or 5.25" floppy disk drive; about 6MB of hard disk space; a VGA, EGA Hercules or compatible video adapter/monitor; a Hayes or compatible modem for communications, a fax board to support Class 1 and Class 2 fax and data modems. The system requires DOS 3.1 or higher and Windows 3.1 or higher.
Acer ACROS Desktop Family
The Acer ACROS family is based on the industry standard ISA bus and Intel 486 CPUs, ranging from the 25 MHz 486SX to the 66 MHz 486DX2. Acer ACROS bundled models, configured for the small business and home office market, include 4MB of main memory, expandable to 48MB, 512KB video RAM, expandable to 1MB, a 3.5" floppy drive, a 120MB, 170MB or 240MB hard drive, keyboard and PS/2 compatible mouse. Bundled software includes MS DOS 6.0, Microsoft Windows 3.1, Spinnaker's PFS:WindowWorks 2.0 personal productivity software and Micrographics Works Limited Edition. In addition, most Acer ACROS models include an additional 5.25" floppy drive, a built-in fax modem, Phoenix Microfax software and PRODIGY communications software.
Spinnaker Software Corporation is a leading supplier of personal productivity software solutions for the small business/home office end user. Spinnaker recently acquired Power Up Software of San Mateo, Calif., to become one of the industry's largest consumer productivity software companies with estimated annual revenues of $65 million. Spinnaker reported revenues of $30 million in fiscal 1992.
Acer America Corporation designs and manufactures a broad range of computer systems. Offerings include AcerAnyWare notebooks, Acer ACROS and AcerPower 486 desktop PCs, AcerView monitors, AcerFrame servers, and Altos integrated UNIX systems. Acer America is a subsidiary of The Acer group, a worldwide organization with 50 offices in 14 countries, with a network of more than 100 distributors and 10,000 dealers in 70 countries. Acer advanced, automated manufacturing operations are capable of producing one million premium-quality computers in a year. The Acer Group earned approximately $1.2 billion (U.S.) in consolidated sales in fiscal 1992. ---- NOTE TO EDITORS: PFS: WindowWorks is a registered trademark of Spinnaker Software Corp.; Acer, Altos and ACROS are registered trademarks and AcerAnywhere, AcerView and Acer Power are trademarks of The Acer group; Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft; UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX System Laboratories; IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corp. All other products and company names are trademarks of their respective organizations. With more than 1.5 million copies sold, PFS:WindowWorks is an easy-to-learn, easy-to-use integrated package for Windows-based PCs. -0- 4/5/93 /CONTACT: Dan Chmielewski of Spinnaker Software Corp. 617-494-1200 ext. 458; Michelle Fitts of Acer America, 408-433-3636/ (SPKR)
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