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ALBARA INTRODUCES NEW PRODUCT LINE

 CONROE, Texas, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Albara Corp. (NASDAQ Small-Cap Market: ALAB) announces the introduction of a complete product line of computer storage solutions by its subsidiary, Hardware That Fits. Beginning April 1, 1993, Hardware That Fits will commence the assembly and shipping of more than 20 new products under the RealTech tradename including hard drives ranging in capacity from 40 Mb to 3.6 Gb, magneto-optical drives ranging in capacity from 128 Mb to 1.0 Gb, tape back-up solutions ranging in capacity from 155 Mb to 8 Gb, and removable cartridge drives ranging in capacity from 21 Mb to 150 Mb. These products will be available in a number of different configurations designed to accommodate both the replacement of existing internal storage solutions and as add-on external solutions to existing Apple Macintosh computers.
 The introduction of these computer storage solutions represents a new market segment for Hardware That Fits. In the past, Hardware That Fits has produced a product line under the RealTech tradename which included color and grayscale monitors, video cards, scanners, color printers and laser printers as add-on solutions to both new and existing Apple Macintosh computers. The addition of computer storage solutions fills a void in the RealTech product line. After the initial purchase of the computer, the hardware products most often purchased are storage solutions. Management believes these new storage solutions will significantly contribute to overall revenues during the second half of 1993. "With the addition of more than $2.0 million in capital raised in Albara's February `93 secondary public offering, the company is now able to leverage its current position in Macintosh peripheral sales by expanding into the computer storage solutions market," said Real Provencher, president of the company.
 The storage solution product line will represent the first time Hardware That Fits commences assembly operations at its facilities in Conroe. In the past, all RealTech products were manufactured for Hardware That Fits by other companies. However, in the case of storage solutions, sub-assemblies are purchased under special arrangement with companies such as Maxtor, Micropolis, Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba, Syquest and Iomega. These sub-assemblies are then completed with the addition of other hardware components manufactured for Hardware That Fits in the Far East and software licensed from Apple Computer and from Transoft Corp. Management believes that production capacity will ramp-up to 1,000 units per month by mid-year and could reach 4,000 units per month by year-end 1993.
 Product development efforts for this product line began in October 1992. Based on the company's market research, management has focused on attention to detail in every aspect of these products. Each storage solution will be packaged in materials that are 100 percent recyclable and weigh 40 percent less than packaging utilized by competitors. To increase reliability over its competitors, each power component has been designed to provide 50 percent overload protection capacity and an 8 year mean time between failure. As an enhancement to overall product safety over its competitors, each power component is fully shielded and users are provided easy access to fuses. Lastly, to ensure superior quality, all storage solutions are assembled under a stringent quality control program. "Our customers expect superior products. Attention to detail in both product design and after sale support is key to ensuring the level of satisfaction our customers have grown accustomed to," said Provencher.
 Albara, a Colorado corporation, conducts its operations through its two subsidiaries, Micro Business Solutions Inc. d/b/a Hardware That Fits and NorthCon Technologies Inc. d/b/a Helix Technologies. Hardware That Fits specializes in marketing computer hardware to users of the Apple Macintosh via the direct response channel. The direct response channel is a segment of the retail business whereby sales are solicited by the seller via advertising and direct mail prices and are typically made without face-to-face contact between the seller and the buyer. Helix Technologies develops, publishes and markets, software for the Apple Macintosh computer.
 The company's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Small-Cap Market under the symbol ALAB.
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 /CONTACT: Holly Arbuckle of Albara, 409-539-2992/
 (ALAB)


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