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PARCPLACE SYSTEMS EXTENDS PLATFORM SUPPORT FOR OBJECTWORKS\SMALLTALK TO HP'S RISC-BASED WORKSTATIONS

 PARCPLACE SYSTEMS EXTENDS PLATFORM SUPPORT FOR
 OBJECTWORKS\SMALLTALK TO HP'S RISC-BASED WORKSTATIONS
 HP Apollo 9000 Series 700 Sets New Price/Performance Standard
 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- ParcPlace Systems today announced its Objectworks(R)\Smalltalk object-oriented development environment will be made available for the HP Apollo 9000 Series 700 workstation family from Hewlett-Packard Co. Objectworks\Smalltalk on HP Model 710 performs approximately 100 times faster than the original commercial Smalltalk systems, making it the fastest Smalltalk system for under $10,000.
 "The combination of Objectworks\Smalltalk and HP's industry- leading price/performance Series 700 workstations gives Smalltalk users an unprecedented level of speed and power for their money," said Doug Pollack, ParcPlace's vice president of marketing.
 With the addition of HP's Series 700 workstations, Objectworks\Smalltalk is now available on more hardware platforms than any other object-oriented software development environment.
 "The HP Series 700 workstations provide Objectworks\Smalltalk users with a high performance, low-cost, standards-based platform ideal for developing commercial applications," said Thomas E. Bailey, Jr., manager of market development for HP's Workstation Business Unit. "Together the HP series 700 and ParcPlace System's Objectworks\Smalltalk will propel users to their highest levels of productivity and performance."
 Texas instruments uses Objectworks\Smalltalk for a project funded by TI and the department of defense to develop the wafer fab factory of the future. "Objectworks\smalltalk and HP's Series 700 combines the best of both worlds -- a powerful development environment with the leading price/performance workstation," said John Hebley, MMST CIM development manager at Texas Instruments. "Programmer productivity improves dramatically when using Smalltalk's interactive development environment on fast workstations such as HP's Series 700." Objectworks\Smalltalk
 Objectworks\Smalltalk is comprised of three key components which assist in development of client/server applications in corporate IS departments: an object-oriented language, a full suite of object- oriented tools, and Portable Objects(TM) to assist in reusing and maintaining code. Objectworks\Smalltalk provides extensive class libraries for developing highly interactive graphical applications, with more than 7,400 reusable methods and more than 350 types of Portable Objects.
 Applications developed in Objectworks\Smalltalk run unchanged on all supported platforms using their native graphical user interface (GUI) environments. These include: IBM(R) PS/2s(R) and compatibles under Windows 3.0(R), IBM Risc System/6000 workstations, Apple Macintosh(R) computers, Sun SPARCstations(R), Digital DECstations(TM), HP 9000 Series 300, and Sequent's Symmetry 2000 Series multiprocessing system. Price and Availability
 Objectworks\Smalltalk is priced at $3,500 in the United States. For pricing outside the United States contact ParcPlace directly. A developer's release of Objectworks\Smalltalk for the HP Apollo 9000 Series 700 is expected to be available in March 1992. first customer shipments will begin during the second calendar quarter of 1992. Volume run-time agreements and full technical support services, including a customer hotline, upgrades to new software releases, an electronic bulletin board and regular newsletters are available. In- house and on-site training courses are also available, covering introductory through advanced Smalltalk programming and object- oriented methodology and programming. HP Apollo Model 705 and Model 710
 Based on HP's PA-RISC (A), the HP Apollo 9000 Series 700 family of workstations and servers delivers a full suite of price and performance options to suit the needs of a broad range of users. The entry-level Model 705 is the market's price/performance leader, offering 34 SPECmarks for $4,990 (U.S. list), while the high-end Model 750 delivers industry-leading performance in excess of 77 SPECmarks.
 Based in Mountain View, ParcPlace Systems is a pioneer and leader in applying object-oriented programming technology to the computing needs of commercial organizations. ParcPlace products include integrated development tools and class libraries that enhance application development in the two industry standard object-oriented languages, C plus plus and Smalltalk. ParcPlace also offers training, technical support and consulting, as well as courses in object- oriented design and methodology. The company was founded in April, 1988 by Xerox PARC researchers who created the original Smalltalk object-oriented programming system.
 Hewlett-Packard Co. is an international manufacturer of measurement and computation products and systems recognized for excellence in quality and support. The company's products and services are used in industry, business, engineering, science, medicine and education in approximately 100 countries. HP has 89,000 employees and had revenue of $14.5 billion in its 1991 fiscal year. (A) PA-RISC stands for Precision Architecture-reduced-instruction-set computing. Objectworks is a registered trademark and Portable Objects is a trademark of ParcPlace Systems Inc. All other products and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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 /CONTACT: Ellie Victor of Cunningham Communications Inc., 408-764-0735, for ParcPlace Systems; or Jim Barbagallo of Hewlett- Packard, 508-256-6600 ext. 7749/ CO: ParcPlace Systems; Hewlett-Packard ST: California IN: CPR SU: PDT


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