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AccelGraphics selects Evans & Sutherland's REALimage technology for 3D graphics subsystem.


AccelECLIPSE Uses REALimage to Deliver Superior Performance

for High-End 3D Graphics for Windows NT-Based Workstations

Evans & Sutherland Computer Corp. (E&S(R)) (NASDAQ: ESCC) Monday announced that AccelGraphics has selected E&S's REALimage(R) technology for use in its AccelECLIPSE 3D graphics subsystem.

The AccelECLIPSE subsystem offers high-performance, full-function 3D graphics for Windows(R) NT-based workstations.

"Based on feedback from the National Design Engineering Show in Chicago, the REALimage technology delivers the necessary horsepower for the AccelECLIPSE to deliver performance equal to, or better than UNIX-based graphics systems," said Rick Maule, vice president and general manager of Evans & Sutherland's Desktop Graphics Division.

"We are excited that AccelGraphics selected our technology. By incorporating REALimage into AccelECLIPSE, AccelGraphics is capitalizing on Evans & Sutherland's nearly 30 years of experience in providing high-end graphics technology for the most demanding customers."

Users of graphics applications, such as Pro/Engineer(TM), EDS/Unigraphics(TM), I-DEAS Master Series(TM), Softimage(R), and 3D Studio Max(TM), will notice dramatic improvements in performance over existing graphics systems.

As a result, users can take advantage of the affordability and flexibility of NT workstations without sacrificing the performance and capabilities previously available only on UNIX workstations. Designers and engineers can complete their 3D designs faster and more cost effectively, reducing product time-to-market, while improving profitability.

"REALimage technology from Evans & Sutherland, at the heart of the 3DPro chip set sold through Mitsubishi, has allowed us to bring special purpose, high-end graphics capabilities to standard Windows NT systems," said Jeffrey Dunn, President and CEO of AccelGraphics, Inc. "The power of the REALimage technology will impress end users running high-end applications."

The 3DPro/2mp chipset was co-developed by Evans & Sutherland and Mitsubishi Electronics America. The 3DPro chipset combines E&S's REALimage rendering processor with Mitsubishi's powerful graphics memory technologies. The 3DPro chipset offers features, such as antialiasing, Gouraud shading, fog, transparency, and overlay planes, at rendering speeds on a par with, or better than those found on UNIX-based systems.

With REALimage at its core, the 3DPro chipset enables companies such as AccelGraphics to offer graphics subsystems that deliver simulation, visualization, animation, and content creation capabilities at the desktop. The REALimage technology has two components: the REALimage chip technology that provides 2D and 3D graphics with full acceleration of OpenGL(TM), and Velocity Software, the industry's fastest OpenGL support.

Evans & Sutherland

Evans & Sutherland develops and manufactures hardware and software for highly realistic visual systems that produce vivid 3D graphics and synthetic environments. The company has delivered high-quality visual systems for simulation and training to civil aviation, defense, and commercial industries, including digital studios, museums, planetariums, and location-based entertainment centers throughout the world.

Founded in 1968, E&S is headquartered in Salt Lake City. Visit E&S's Web page at .

NOTE: REALimage and E&S are registered trademarks of Evans &

Sutherland Computer Corp., Salt Lake City. All other trade

names or marks are the properties of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Evans & Sutherland, Salt Lake City

Jayne Anderson, 801/588-1502

FAX 801/588-4511


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Jon Weisblatt, 415/284-5200

FAX 415/495-3992


Copithorne & Bellows

Dave Kitchen, 617/450-4300

FAX 617/450-4343
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