Allegiant Technologies Inc. and Seiwa Systems of Japan Wednesday jointly announced the shipment of the Kanji version of SuperCard 2.5. SuperCard 2.5-J is the first Japanese language update to SuperCard since Seiwa shipped version 2.0 in November 1995.
SuperCard is a leading multimedia and custom application authoring tool for Apple's Macintosh. The English language version of SuperCard recently won MacUser Magazine's 1995 Editors' Choice award for "Best New Multimedia Authoring Application" as well as Jerry Pournelle's User's Choice Award from Byte Magazine. It was a finalist in the 1995 Macworld Magazine "World Class" awards. Seiwa engineers again worked closely with Allegiant staff to provide the SuperCard upgrade for the Japanese market. "Japan continues to be Allegiant's No.1 International market, so we're very excited that Seiwa has taken the initiative to quickly deliver this update to SuperCard 2.0," commented William Woods, international sales manager for Allegiant. Woods also noted that Japan is SuperCard's second largest market overall and has even fostered the creation of a Japanese User Group dedicated to SuperCard. Anthony Jones of Market Creators, Seiwa's U.S. agent, added that "the multimedia market has historically been very strong in Japan and it is growing measurably. Shipping the SuperCard 2.5-J product reinforces Seiwa's commitment to Allegiant and to delivering top-quality multimedia products."
The suggested retail price of SuperCard 2.5-J in Japan is 86,000 yen, while the street price is expected to be 60,000 yen. Both the retail version of SuperCard 2.5-J and upgrades from earlier versions are currently available directly from Seiwa Systems. Marionet 1.0-J, the Kanji version of Allegiant's ground-breaking Internet scripting tool, shipped simultaneously and is also currently available through Seiwa Systems.
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