Hampshire, England, July 1st, 1997- Following on from AMIGA International's recent announcements about an open licensing policy for the Amiga, an agreement has been reach which licenses Amiga developer Index Information Ltd to manufacture and distribute its own range of Amiga motherboards and computers.
Index Information work exclusively with the Amiga product range to develop hardware and software solutions for corporate applications. Index have developed the "Access" Computer, based on the Amiga Chip Set and Operating System. The agreement with AMIGA International allows the use of the AmigaOS, supply agreements on Amiga proprietary chips and the use of the "powered by Amiga" logo on all its products.
"We declared an open policy for licensing the technology of the Amiga and this is one of the first examples of that policy being placed in action. The excellence of the Amiga technology combined with the technical skills and market knowledge of companies such as Index will allow the Amiga to be used in a wider range of applications, broadening the market for software developers and integrators.", said Petro Tyschyschenko, President of AMIGA International, Inc.
Mick Tinker, Managing Director of Index Information Ltd; "We believe that the Amiga is superior to any other computer product for a range of applications, particularly in multimedia and applications that require television output. The machine has exceptionally low resource requirements combined with high performance, enabling the computer to substantially undercut competitive systems on cost, performance or both. The technology has the potential to be substantially miniaturised and cost-reduced to fulfil a wide range of new current and future applications."
"We aim to satisfy the growing need for economical multimedia computer devices targeted to fulfil diverse and unique needs, while delivering the ease of use, performance and cost savings that have only been promised by competitive platforms."
"By focusing on the key advantages of the Amiga technology we can ensure that the customer receives the best solution at the best price. Our products high performance at low cost gives us significant advantages over our competitors and we must use this to ensure that we supply the volume demand in current and new markets."
About Index Information Ltd
Index Information Ltd., Hampshire, formed in 1991 has worked exclusively with the Amiga product range to develop hardware and software solutions for corporate applications. Notable achievements include software for the first 24 bit graphics card, BBC Scotland's Catchword Game Show, all computers and software for London Transport Museum interactive displays, HMS Belfast interactive displays, 7,000 Amiga expansion units for a world-wide training company.
The future expansion of the company will be based around a range of standard products that we are currently designing and will manufacture, along with the ability to rapidly customise the designs to meet the individual requirements of volume purchasers. Available in Q3 1997 will be the first implementations of a product line called "Access", with additional key strategic products to be completed over the next 6 months.
Early production Access motherboards are currently shipping to key customers for testing and development.
About AMIGA International, Inc.
AMIGA International, Inc., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gateway 2000, Inc (Nasdaq:GATE), a Fortune 500 company. AMIGA International operates the sales, distribution and development of the Amiga computer. The company operates from offices in Langen, Germany and can be reached on the World Wide Web at www.amiga.de. About AMIGA Since the introduction of the AMIGA A1000 in 1985, Amiga has represented the embodiment of the efficient use of memory and hard drive capacity, while pioneering industry developments in multimedia, 32-bit multitasking and autoconfiguration. AMIGA led the industry in combining computer graphics, animation and file sequences with stereo sound known today as multimedia.
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