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PC Compatibility Available to Nearly Two Million Macs


Reply Corporation today announced the new DOS on Mac Card to support LC-compatible Apple systems including the Power Macintosh( 5200, 5300, 6200 and 6300 series computers.

Challenged by the system's compact enclosure and unique LC-compatible PDS slot, Reply developed its 7-inch DOS on Mac Card to incorporate an easy-to-install two-board design delivering the only PC compatibility hardware solution to a market of nearly two million systems and growing.

The new LC-compatible DOS on Mac Card from Reply features a 133MHz 5x86 processor delivering Pentium(R)-level performance to run Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups and Windows 95 operating systems and applications on a Power Mac. Designed with the key elements of a true PC motherboard, the card integrates local-bus SVGA video, SoundBlaster(TM)-compatible support and dedicated memory to 64MB delivering the performance of a stand-alone PC. For even greater flexibility, an enhanced card is available with a parallel and serial port to provide connectivity for PC hardware keys, parallel and serial printers, including color printers, modems and more. Reply's optional Network Pac(TM) provides support for Ethernet and Token Ring networks, plus dual TCP/IP to allow concurrent IP addresses -- one on the Mac side and one on the PC side.

Reply's family of DOS on Mac Cards, enabling DOS and Windows applications to run on a Macintosh computer at true PC speed, are now available for most Macintosh systems ranging from Quadra and Centris computers to the latest PCI-based Power Macs. Reply will be debuting its new DOS on Mac Card for LC-Compatible Power Macs at the MacWorld Expo in Boston, Bayside Expo Booth #466, on August 7-10, 1996.

Orders for the LC-compatible DOS on Mac Card will be accepted beginning August 1, with volume shipments in the fourth quarter. The card, featuring a 133MHz 5x86 processor, starts at $895 and includes a 3-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee.


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