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WANG SHIPS OPEN IMAGE FOR AIX ON SCHEDULE

WANG SHIPS OPEN IMAGE FOR AIX ON SCHEDULE
 LOWELL, Mass., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Wang Laboratories, Inc. (AMEX: WAN) today announced on-time shipment of OPEN/image for AIX, its new family of UNIX imaging software for Wang RISC Series systems running IBM's AIX operating system. Wang is volume shipping OPEN/image for AIX on schedule and has already delivered the product to customers and third-party business partners.
 "In terms of developing the new OPEN/image products, we met our scheduled shipment dates announced in June," said Don Casey, Wang's executive vice president and chief development officer. "In the interim, our development efforts have also resulted in performance goals that exceeded our original plans. Independent testing supports our internal benchmark results and confirms that the performance of OPEN/image for AIX is outstanding and unmatched in the industry. We're also pleased with the extremely positive comments from customers and third-party business partners who are using our new OPEN/image products.
 "OPEN/image for AIX is the first major open systems software product from Wang, and the initial offering in a series of client/server business applications we are bringing to market to capitalize on our strategic alliance with IBM," said Casey. "We are encouraged by the number and quality of opportunities we are working on for future sales."
 Wang introduced OPEN/image for AIX at the June 1992 Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) Show, along with other OPEN/image products that included new OPEN/image for Windows PC client software, an enhanced version of OPEN/image Server for Novell NetWare, and new dedicated image peripheral servers. Also introduced at AIIM were 16 third-party imaging solutions, among them four workflow products. All of these products will also ship on schedule.
 One customer praising OPEN/image for AIX is Wright Patterson Air Force Base. The Office Automation Program Office at Wright Patterson Air Force Base Materiel Command at Wright Patterson Air Force Base Ohio has been beta testing the product. OPEN/image for AIX has been part of a functional test to provide imaging capabilities to their users on a Novell NetWare 3.11 network in a Windows environment.
 "We have been very pleased with the performance and functionality of OPEN/image for AIX during beta testing," said Major Jack Stackhouse of the United States Air Force.
 Andreas Typaldos, president of Computron Technologies Corporation, a Wang third-party business partner, also had favorable comments. Computron Technologies is one of the top 100 independent software vendors in the world, with over 1,600 installed licenses worldwide.
 "We are pleased with OPEN/image for AIX and think it's a good implementation for developers and end-users alike because of the ease of integration the product offers without having to worry about low-level details," said Typaldos. "We are also pleased with OPEN/image for AIX's functionality and this type of product makes us confident about Wang's future."
 Applied Data Systems, Inc. is another Wang Third-party business partner with favorable comments about OPEN/image for AIX. ADS is a leader in archival records management systems in the areas of LAN integration and health records.
 "Our developers migrating applications from Wang's VS-based WIIS environment to OPEN/image were impressed by the level of functionality provided by the OPEN/image API set," said Alan Goldman, president of Applied Data Systems. "The flexibility of these APIs at different levels was useful in designing our applications, and I believe provides the range of choices required to ensure successful integration with application software."
 Computer Associates International, Inc. also voiced its support for Wang's new OPEN/image products. Computer Associates is the world's leading independent provider of integrated systems management, database management, application development and business applications software. Wang and Computer Associates announced a strategic business alliance in October 1991 to add Wang's industry-leading imaging technology to software marketed by Computer Associates.
 "We continue to work closely with Wang to incorporate the new OPEN/image functionality into our products," commented Kurt Seibert, Computer Associates' vice president of Strategic Business Alliances. "We expect to jointly announced image-enabled versions of our CA-ADS and CA-IDEAL development tools for CA-IDMS and CA-DATACOMM later this calendar year. We're excited about the opportunity of offer leading- edge imaging capabilities to both new and existing customers." Open/image for AIX
 OPEN/image for AIX provides powerful image services to applications running on AIX, IBM Corp.'s UNIX operating system, and supports the Wang RISC Series and IBM's RISC System/6000 product family as image servers. It also enables customers to use RISC servers to provide image services to applications running in other environments, such as Wang VS, IBM CICS and IMS/DC, DEC VAX/VMS and Microsoft Windows.
 OPEN/image for AIX consists of three components and offers customers excellent price/performance. OPEN/image Workstation for AIX software is priced at $1,600 per PC client. OPEN/image Server for AIX software is priced from $19,500 to $97,500 per Wang RISC Series system. OPEN/image for AIX API software is priced from $4,300 to $29,900 per RISC system, depending on the number of system users.
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