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 MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ZEOS International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: ZEOS) has announced the introduction of a new line of EISA- based systems with enhanced performance features.
 The new line of ZEOS EISA (Extended Industry Standard Architecture) systems are designed for heavy file users such as network servers. The line boasts improved technology, higher integration and greater performance. In addition, ZEOS is able to provide the improved system at a lower cost than their previous line of EISA systems.
 Enhanced Performance Features
 The primary enhanced performance feature on the new line of EISA systems is VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) local bus, known as the "VL-bus." The VL-bus means the difference between industry standard performance and super-fast acceleration of video and other peripheral functions. VESA achieves maximum performance by communicating between the processor and peripheral device at the full speed of the CPU. In a conventional arrangement, instructions get bogged down as they pass through the ISA (Industry Standard Architecture) bus before returning to the peripheral component.
 ZEOS inaugurated the VESA local bus movement in August 1992 when they shipped a line of 486 Local Bus Upgradables -- the first company to include VESA local bus standard. In October 1993 ZEOS announced VESA local bus standard on all ZEOS Ambra(TM) systems. The current release of VESA local bus standard on EISA means the entire line of ZEOS desktop and vertical systems now feature the advanced VESA local bus as a standard feature.
 Additional changes were made to the new EISA motherboard to achieve maximum performance. ZEOS increased the expansion slots from six to seven, including two VESA local bus and five 32-bit slots that accept both EISA and ISA expansion boards. Plus ZEOS offers the option to expand memory all the way to 256MB RAM (Random Access Memory) on the motherboard. That's up from the previous 128MB maximum RAM.
 Along with local bus and larger memory, EISA systems include one 1.2MB and one 1.44MB floppy drive, ergonomic Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft DOS 6.0 with Tools and Windows 3.1. The EISA systems are also upgradable to Intel's future Pentium(TM) OverDrive(TM) Processor.
 Lower Prices Without Cutting Corners
 Along with additional performance features, ZEOS lowered the prices by as much as $600 on EISA 486 systems. Packages start at $2,195 and include 4MB of RAM and a 340MB hard drive. A mid-range package such as the 486DX-33 with 8MB RAM and a 452MB SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) hard disk drive is now available for $2,895 (was $3,395).
 "If you're looking for a powerful file server or a system that can run your Windows application at incredible speed, the new line of ZEOS EISA systems with local bus is your answer," according to Rick Apple, vice president of marketing for ZEOS International. "Not only did we increase the features on the EISA systems, but we did so without raising the price. In fact, we did the opposite. We lowered our prices and offered more. The result is an outstanding value for our customers."
 All ZEOS products are covered by 24-hour-a-day toll-free technical support, a one-year limited warranty, and a 30-day money back guarantee. Plus, ZEOS desktop and vertical systems are covered by Express Parts Replacement. Customers wishing to inquire about ZEOS systems may call ZEOS toll-free 24-hours-a-day at 800-423-5891.
 ZEOS International, Ltd. manufactures and markets, direct to end users, ISA and EISA personal computer systems and work stations based on the Intel 80386SL, 80486SX, SL, DX and DX2 microprocessors worldwide. The company also provides contract product design services through its PC Tech subsidiary.
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 /CONTACT: Rick Apple, vice president, marketing, of ZEOS, 612-623-9614; or sales department, 800-423-5891/

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