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miro SOFTWARE 'PUTS MORE WYG IN WYS' BY ADJUSTING DISPLAY SCREEN SIZE, COLOR, EVEN COLOR TEMPERATURE - FREE WITH ITS GRAPHICS CARDS

 SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- miro Computer Products, Inc. is bundling a suite of innovative software utilities with its new- to-the-U.S. miroCrystal(TM) graphics cards that provide on-screen representations that correspond perfectly - in size, color, color temperature and more - to a finished printed piece. In a twist on the industry acronym, WYSIWYG (pronounced "wizzy-wig", it stands for "What You See Is What You Get"), miro Executive Director Randall L. Stickrod notes, "Our bundled software puts more WYG in your WYS."
 miro SuperScreen utilities provide tint controls through palette selection (this is in addition to special color calibration hardware on miroCrystal cards that will perform automatic closed-loop color calibration with future monitors). They adjust tint according to the color temperature of the paper on which a document or image will be printed. And they let a user size an on-screen ruler against a real- world ruler, so screen images will be the exact size of their hard copy counterparts. "We give our users image fidelity, accuracy and predictability that's never been available for anything near our aggressively competitive prices," Stickrod says.
 miroCrystal cards also include Windows software support for a number of their hardware features. An on-screen "magnifying glass" that makes selected screen areas appear larger. Images can scroll beyond the edges of the monitor display through a virtual screen, which can be much larger, making it reasonable to work with very large images using popular medium- to high-resolution monitors. A TV Hot Key will toggle video display modes with PAL, SECAM and NTSC scan converter add-on options, coming in 1994. And the innovative miro TwinFace(TM) feature lets two miroCrystal cards driving two displays work in tandem to show a single oversize Windows visual workspace.
 For CAD applications, miroCrystal cards offer a GTI 12 display list driver and 3-D viewer under DOS or Windows. Birdseye and Spyglass perform vector zooms to the display list driver. Multiview is a DOS equivalent to TwinFace. There's a DOS screen saver. And for working with AutoCAD under Windows, there's a TrueType to AutoCAD font compiler.
 The miroCrystal graphics card product line includes four basic models. The miroCrystal 8s card targets the commodity Windows desktop market at $229 (all prices anticipated U.S. direct; reseller inquiries invited). The miroCrystal 16si card ($379) offers high speed, resolution and color depth for not much more than basic graphics cards from competitors. The miroCrystal 24s card ($699) is an aggressive competitor in photo-realistic application markets like desktop publishing, imaging and modeling. The incredibly fast, powerful and versatile miroCrystal 32s card ($899) overtakes competing high- performance graphics cards on performance, features and value.
 miroCrystal graphics cards are available in versions for ISA, EISA, VESA LocalBus and the new Intel PCI bus, with no price difference from bus to bus. They support DOS, OS/2, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 4.0 ("Chicago"), NeXTstep and Solaris systems.
 miro Computer Products, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of miro Computer Products AG (Braunschweig, Germany), founded 1982. miro is a world leader in graphics and video peripherals, subsystems and software with annual sales of more than $60 million.
 For further information, contact miro Computer Products, Inc., 3160 De La Cruz, Santa Clara, CA 95054; 408-727-1558; fax 408-988-2515.
 miro(TM) and miroCrystal(TM) are trademarks of miro Computer Products AG.
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 /CONTACT: Randall L. Stickrod of miro Computer Products, 408-727-1558/


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