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ELSA INTRODUCES WINNER 2000PRO; FIRST IN HIGH RESOLUTION PERFORMANCE FOR NEXTSTEP APPLICATIONS

 SAN FRANCISCO, June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- ELSA Inc., manufacturer of German-engineered high performance products for computer graphics and data communications, today announced the WINNER 2000PRO graphics board, the first high-end graphics board compatible with the NEXTSTEP platform. Power users who need to display applications with speed and accuracy, like desktop publishing, imaging or banking, will appreciate ELSA's high- quality drivers which support up to 1600 x 1200 resolution with 16-bit color at high refresh rates.
 "The WINNER 2000PRO board with its VRAM-based S3-Vision964 is a competitively priced choice for anyone who needs fast, high res, high color performance for the PC," said Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Associates, a leading graphics consulting firm. Drivers for the WINNER 2000PRO are also available for Windows, Windows NT, UNIX/X-Windows, OS/2, and many CAD applications.
 The WINNER 2000PRO board includes ELSA's WINNER INSPECTOR for NEXTSTEP, a user-friendly interface which allows the professional to select from a list of pre-defined monitor resolutions and color depths. WINNER 2000PRO is available with a maximum configuration of 4MB with a 175 MHz color palette. For fast application performance requiring flicker-free display and a large number of color shades, the 4MB version can be equipped with a 200 MHz color palette, allowing 1600 x 1200 resolution at 77 Hz non-interlaced, or 1280 x 1024 pixels at a refresh rate of 100 Hz. The board comes with a standard 2MB VRAM and a 135 MHz color palette for TrueColor (24-bit) support at high refresh rates.
 Pricing and Availability
 The WINNER 2000PRO from ELSA Inc. is available now for both VESA and PCI Local Bus. Both versions have a suggested retail price of $599 for the standard 2MB, or $949 for 4MB. Every ELSA product is backed by a three-year warranty; technical support is available through CompuServe or by phone. The latest drivers (including NEXTSTEP, Windows, Windows NT, and OS/2) can be downloaded from ELSA's BBS 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For further product information, customers can call 800-272-ELSA (3572).
 ELSA Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ELSA GmbH, a privately owned company based in Aachen, Germany. Founded in 1980, ELSA has built its world-renowned reputation for applying advanced engineering expertise to computer graphics and data communications for harsh environments. ELSA's customer list includes BASF, Phillips, Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, Hughes Aircraft, NASA and General Electric.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: ELSA is at NextStep Expo Booth no. 441./
 /CONTACT: Kristine Smalley of Technology Solutions, 415-617-4518, for ELSA/


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