Strategic direction and future plans include new software technology, system availability and Web site
London, UK May 15, 1998 - Amiga Inc., a pioneer in multimedia development, today announced plans to provide a new software architecture that will offer enhanced levels of performance and useability for the Amiga community.
Amiga will develop and license software technology that offers leading multimedia solutions for the emerging digital convergence market. "Amiga has the opportunity to move ahead of the industry in setting standards to follow," said Jeff Schindler, general manager of Amiga, Inc. "By working closely with Amiga developers and user groups, we will all have the opportunity to share in this exciting, emerging market."
To build upon Amiga's legacy as a multimedia leader, the company announced Amiga OS 4.0 which is slated to launch in November of '98. Amiga OS 4.0 will have a new user interface and support Amiga legacy software with an integrated emulator. Hardware developers are already working on solutions for software and hardware backward compatibility with the new Amiga architecture.
Amiga, Inc. also announced plans to unveil a personal computer that is an industry standard architecture solution. The new system will provide a bridge to the next generation of Amiga technology. The system is scheduled for availability in November with a suggested retail price of USD$999. These systems will be available through Amiga International.
Also available soon, Amiga Inc. will host http://www.amiga.com/, the official web site for developer news, information, and relations. Amiga International's site, http://www.amiga.de/, will continue to be the location for Amiga distributors and legacy product sales and licensing.
Amiga, Inc., is a technology company targeting the next generation of consumer operating systems with a continued focus on multimedia. 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 film sequences with stereo sound known today as multimedia.
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