VIScorp Invites Amiga Community to Attend Meeting
Chicago IL, May 9, 1996 - Visual Information Service Corp. (Nasdaq VICP, Bulletin Board), a developer of Interactive TV (ITV) set-top boxes to enhance television use and viewing by providing Internet access and electronic communications functions, will host a meeting for Amiga computer users, vendors, retailers, software and hardware developers. The meeting will be held in Toulouse, France on Sunday, May 19, 1996 and is intended to encourage dialogue between the Amiga community and VIScorp, which announced on April 11, 1996, a letter of understanding with Escom AG to acquire the assets and intellectual property of Amiga Technologies and the former Commodore Business Machines.
"The Amiga community is a large, established and dedicated one, and I believe this is the first time that an owner or prospective owner has gone to this vast community to ask for its opinions," said Raquel Velasco, VIScorp's Director of Sales and Marketing - Europe. "We are excited about the opportunity to tell people about VIScorp and our vision for the future of Amiga Technologies.
"We have asked for proposals and suggestions from the Amiga community. With the `anticipated acquisition of Amiga, we see limitless opportunities. We welcome ideas and are coming to France to listen, as much as to share our own vision."
The meeting will feature VIScorp Chief Executive Officer William Buck, Chief Technical Officer Don Gilbreath, Vice President - Business Development David Rosen, Ms. Velasco, and Chief Software Engineer Carl Sassenrath.
The company asks that all proposals be sent by May 12, 1996 via email to VIScorp Manager of Technical Development for Amiga, Eric Laffont, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via facsimile at: 33-61-538-656.
VIScorp has announced that it intends to begin marketing its first set-top box with full Internet and Web capabilities, called the Universal Internet Television Interface(r), (UITI(r)) in the fourth quarter of 1996. The company says an enhanced set-top device, the Electronic Device(r) (ED(r)) is scheduled for roll out in 1997, and will feature capabilities such as telephone reception and dial-up, facsimile, pay-per-view options, electronic mail, access to on-line services, including the Internet, and more. Both devices utilize the Amiga operating system and chip sets. Information about VIScorp can be obtained at the company's Web site at http://www.vistv.com/.
Corporate Information Contact: Florine Radulovic