Xi Graphics Releases New OpenGL Graphics Support Product Line

Accelerated-X(TM) Summit v2.0 Sets New Graphics Performance Standards

For Linux & Solaris

Nov 01, 2001, 00:00 ET from Xi Graphics, Inc.

    DENVER, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Xi Graphics, Inc. announced today the
 release of its Accelerated-X Summit v2.0 Series of downloadable graphics
 drivers for Linux and UNIX(R) systems.  The new product line is based on an
 OpenGL 1.2.1-compliant rendering pipeline that was completely redesigned to
 provide exceptional graphics performance across a wide range of graphics chip
 architectures.  The initial release of the new line includes 2D and 3D support
 for over 30 cards and laptops (listed at www.xig.com), including high-end
 graphics cards.
     "This product line basically combines all of our past engineering
 initiatives and products with a new, completely re-written OpenGL pipeline,"
 said Jon Trulson, Xi Graphics' engineering manager.  "The new pipeline is
 producing some incredible performance results."
     The Accelerated-X Summit line comprises four Series:  Desktop, Laptop,
 Multi-head and Workstation.  Except for the Workstation, each Series includes
 four Editions -- Bronze, Gold, Silver and Platinum.
     Each Summit Edition is available as a downloadable demo package that can
 be tested in its full configuration.  To make the demo permanent, a license
 key can be purchased online and installed in the demo.  License key prices
 start at $39 and vary by Edition, or in the case of Workstation demos, by
     "The basis for pricing the Summit Series is giving the customer control,"
 said Trulson.  "Customers only pay for the features they need, for the
 hardware they are using."
     Accelerated-X Summit v2.0 offers a number of new or enhanced features to
 allow customers to gain full advantage of the graphics hardware in their
     --  Fast 3D OpenGL drivers for laptops
     --  3D Stereo on most cards under Linux
     --  DualView, a two-screen display feature available on most laptops and
         many graphics cards
     --  Color Magic, a graphical utility for calibrating system color
     --  Graphical Setup, a convenient and powerful utility for detailed system
     --  Video Window, to allow viewing MPEG or other video sources in a window
         on the desktop
     --  XiG Direct Access (XDA) a feature that allows direct access to the
         graphics hardware by OpenGL applications
     --  Power Throttle, a feature that greatly reduces power consumption when
         not needed
     --  Free Customer Support
     About Xi Graphics Inc.
     Xi Graphics Inc., developers of the Accelerated-X(TM) Display Server and
 Summit Series product lines, provides premier graphics system software for
 Linux and UNIX operating systems, including desktops, laptops, and multi-head
 configurations with 2D and 3D hardware acceleration.  Founded in 1994, Xi
 Graphics is a privately held corporation located in Denver, Colorado,
 providing retail products sold direct and through resellers and OEM's
 worldwide.  Products include free customer support via phone and e-mail.  For
 more information, contact Xi Graphics at 800-946-7433 or visit their Web site
 at www.xig.com.
     Xi Graphics is a member of the Video Electronics Standards Association,
 The Open Group's X Project Team and a member of the Board of Linux
     Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.  All other trademarks are property
 of their respective owners.
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