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UNISYS DELIVERS FIRST 2200/500 MID-RANGE COMPUTER SYSTEMS

 MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced the first client shipment and installation of the new Unisys 2200/500 mid-range computer system. Four 2200/500 systems were delivered to an undisclosed federal agency in late October under a new five-year hardware, software, and services contract totaling nearly $23 million.
 An open system platform, the 2200/500 provides the robust and proven capabilities of the mainframe with the openness, price and performance of solutions associated with smaller systems. The new mid- range computer system can serve as a distributed, departmental, or enterprise server and incorporates a wide array of new technology, ranging from its CMOS-based modular hardware architecture to its clustering capabilities. The 2200/500 was announced in September for delivery in October, with over $50 million in first-day orders. It was developed in a record-setting 18-month program based on CMOS technology.
 The 2200/500 meets the goals of organizations moving to reduce costs, while increasing reliable services and implementing client/server solutions for their customers. "We are pleased that this U.S. Government agency has chosen Unisys to provide a scalable, compatible solution for meeting its current and future enterprise end-user needs," said James F. McGuirk, president of the Federal Systems division of Unisys Government Systems Group, the Unisys business unit that will manage the contract.
 The 2200/500 will play a key role in the high-volume transaction processing required by the agency. A long-time user of Unisys hardware and services, this latest acquisition will allow the organization to maintain their current capability for five years at considerable savings to the government. The contract was developed by the government under a "maintaining concept" that provides level spending over the term of the agreement where the government and Unisys share risk.
 Features such as virtual processing, virtual mass storage, the XPC transaction-processing accelerator, Open/OLTP, interoperability with leading Unix-based relational database management systems, and Unisys LINC and MAPPER client-server development environments mean that the 2200/500 can serve not only its traditional (prescribed) roles, but can serve as a platform for leveraging current 2200 applications and professional IT staff expertise, providing the Unisys client with investment protection.
 Announced with the 2200/500 in September was Open System software environment, OS 2200. Upwardly compatible with the former OS 1100 (Operating System) environment, OS 2200 supports standards outlined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and X/Open and Open System Foundation (OSF), including POSIX, OSI, Ada and GOSIP, as well as defacto standards such as TCP/IP, SNA and SQL.
 Unisys Corporation is a leading information systems company with 60,000 customers in more than 100 countries. The company is a major supplier of information services and technology to financial service, government, telecommunications, airline and other commercial markets.
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