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LAS VEGAS, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Truevision (Nasdaq: TRUV) today announced that NeTpower(R) Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., will integrate the TARGA(R) 2000 Pro and TARGA 2000 RTX video engines in a new line of Windows NT(R)-based video production workstations aimed at the video, multimedia content and games developer markets.

NeTpower's new Calisto(TM) workstation offering will include Truevision's TARGA 2000 Pro hardware and Avid Technology's Media Composer Express (MCXpressTM) pre-configured as turnkey non-linear video editing systems. The NeTpower video workstation has a list price starting at $25,000 and will begin shipping this June.

"The idea to combine Truevision's market-leading products with NeTpower's expertise in delivering high-performance Windows NT workstation solutions is a natural one," said Lou Doctor, Truevision president and CEO. "This integrated solution builds on Truevision's commitment to open systems and provides video content creators and multimedia professionals with a video authoring system fully optimized to their production needs."

Truevision's TARGA 2000 Pro is a cross-platform, open-systems solution used for professional desktop non-linear video editing and multimedia authoring applications. The TARGA 2000 Pro digitally records and plays back high-quality video and audio to and from hard disk. It supports NTSC and PAL video standards, Composite S-Video and component input and output formats, and supports stereo CD/DAT-quality audio input and output.

The TARGA 2000 RTX, an upgrade to the company's flagship product, the TARGA 2000 Pro, is priced at $4,995 and will start shipping this June. The system incorporates a breakthrough dual codec technology that allows for real-time processing of broadcast quality 2D DVE directly from the hard disk.

"NeTpower chose the TARGA 2000 Pro and RTX to power its new line of digital video workstations because we felt Truevision's products deliver the highest quality digital video capture available in the Windows NT environment," said David Ludvigson, NeTpower president. "NeTpower shares Truevision's commitment to open systems architecture which gives users the benefit of choosing the best available systems, storage and software."

NeTpower's Calisto workstations come in a standard mini-tower configuration which includes a 200 MHz Pentium Pro, 256KB dedicated second-level cache, 10/100Mbit ethernet, FAST SCSI-2, 6X CD-ROM, 16-bit Soundblaster(TM) audio, 1.44MB floppy drive, three 32-bit PCI expansion slots, two 32-bit ISA expansion slots, one PCI/ISA slot, three 5.25-inch drive bays and three 3.5-inch drive bays, two serial ports and one parallel port. All systems are covered by NeTpower's three-year limited warranty and include Windows NT Workstation pre-installed.

"We are very pleased to be aligned with NeTpower and Truevision to develop this new high-performance workstation," commented Daniel Keshian, Avid Technology president. "This collaboration will provide our customers with a powerful, Windows NT-based total solution for integrating video editing and 3D graphics."

NeTpower, Inc., founded in 1993, manufactures a complete line cost- effective, high-performance Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R)-based workstations designed for 3D animation, MCAD, database/infoserver and Internet applications. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has offices worldwide.

Truevision is the leader in desktop video for business and broadcast and offers a full range of videographics products for personal computers, including Apple(R) Power Macintosh(R) and Microsoft Windows platforms. The company pioneered the videographics industry in 1984 and remains a market and technology leader.

For additional information, contact: Truevision, 2500 Walsh Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95051, or call 1-800-522-8783. Truevision product information is available on the Web at and via Truevision's faxback system at 1-800-522-8783. The phone number for the company's international faxback system is 317-577-8788.

Truevision, TARGA and RTX are registered trademarks. TARGA 2000 Pro and TARGA 2000 RTX are trademarks of Truevision. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.
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/CONTACT: Didier Bredy of Truevision, 408-562-4200, or e-mail,, or NAB-Booth 4650, Main Hall or Michael Young of Tech Image Ltd., 847-705-0040, or e-mail,


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