ELSA Ships the First Affordable Workstation Graphics Accelerator Featuring Dual Monitor

Synergy III Combines Pure 2D Performance, High-Performance 3D and Dual Monitor

Productivity



Dec 19, 2000, 00:00 ET from ELSA

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ELSA, the world leader in
 workstation graphics, today announced the shipping of the Synergy III
 professional graphics accelerator with application specific optimizations and
 dual monitor support at an affordable price.  Based on NVIDIA's (Nasdaq:   NVDA)
 Quadro2 MXR, the ELSA Synergy III offers unmatched value and dramatically
 improved productivity for everyone from performance conscious PC enthusiast to
 design and animation professionals.  The ELSA Synergy III has the enhanced
 capability of supporting two monitors with a single board.
     ELSA continues to build upon its exclusive partnership with NVIDIA to
 provide the ELSA Synergy III, which includes 32MB of SDR memory and a 350MHx
 RAMDAC.  Boasting 25 million triangles per second and 400 million pixels per
 second, the ELSA Synergy III will plow its way through complex architectural
 design and game development projects.  And with dual monitor support, coupled
 with performance at an affordable price point, the ELSA Synergy III leads the
 pack within the entry-level workstation graphics market.
     "ELSA continues to offer industry-leading graphics solutions without
 sacrificing quality or draining the user's wallet," said Chris Rhoades,
 product marketing manager of workstation graphics for ELSA, Inc.  "Add that to
 the pure productivity of dual monitor capability and customized application
 drivers, all for under $500, and you've got the new category leader."
     By having the option of dual monitor support, users can reduce design time
 by having a content editing window on one monitor and a time-line editor,
 color palette editor or web browser in another.  Traditionally in the past, a
 dual monitor solution with this level of power was achieved by purchasing two
 separate graphics boards.  With the ELSA Synergy III, users will cut costs and
 production time dramatically.  Users have the option of VGA or DVI-I, VGA and
 DVI-I or dual VGA with the included DVI-I to VGA adapter.
 
     Professional Software Advantage
     The ELSA Synergy III is designed for use with professional applications
 such as AutoCAD, Dreamweaver, Lightwave 3D, Microstation, Photoshop, Premier
 and 3D Studio MAX.
     ELSA bundles unique drivers and utilities for performance and productivity
 in the leading applications such as AutoCAD and 3DS MAX.  PowerDRAFT for pure
 2D drafting performance in AutoCAD.  QuadroVIEW for real-time editing,
 lighting and animation in AutoCAD.  MAXtreme for in-the-viewport pure
 performance and realistic rendering features.
     The Synergy line is bundled with a suite of custom software for complete
 monitor and application control, a leading software DVD player and a six-year
 warranty.
 
     Pricing & Availability
     The ELSA Synergy III will retail for $499 and can be found at application
 vendor authorized VAR's, integrated at key System partners and through a
 variety of online and offline retailers around the nation.  Also announced
 today is the shipping of the ELSA GLoria III, an AGP 64MB high-end workstation
 graphics board featuring the NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro.  The ELSA GLoria III
 accelerator will retail for $1,199.  Both boards support all leading Windows
 platforms, including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows
 NT 4.0 and Linux.  ELSA's workstation line can be found through the company's
 key distribution, online/offline retail partners and online via
 www.shopelsa.com or by calling 800-272-ELSA.  NVIDIA will offer the Quadro2
 Pro/MXR graphics board solutions exclusively through the OEM channel.
 
     About ELSA
     ELSA is one of the leading providers of Internet access and computer
 graphics solutions for the PC.  Its product range includes modems, ISDN
 adapters, ISDN and DSL routers, videoconferencing systems, graphics boards and
 monitors.  ELSA was founded in 1980 and today has more than 600 employees.  In
 addition to its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, it also maintains
 subsidiaries in San Jose (USA), Taipei (Taiwan) and Tokyo (Japan) as well as
 in London (UK), Paris (France), Milano (Italy) and Eke (Belgium).  Since June
 1998, ELSA AG shares are traded on the "Neuer Markt" trading segment of the
 Frankfurt stock exchange in Germany.
     NOTE:  The ELSA logo is a registered trademark of ELSA AG.  All other
 trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE ELSA
    SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ELSA, the world leader in
 workstation graphics, today announced the shipping of the Synergy III
 professional graphics accelerator with application specific optimizations and
 dual monitor support at an affordable price.  Based on NVIDIA's (Nasdaq:   NVDA)
 Quadro2 MXR, the ELSA Synergy III offers unmatched value and dramatically
 improved productivity for everyone from performance conscious PC enthusiast to
 design and animation professionals.  The ELSA Synergy III has the enhanced
 capability of supporting two monitors with a single board.
     ELSA continues to build upon its exclusive partnership with NVIDIA to
 provide the ELSA Synergy III, which includes 32MB of SDR memory and a 350MHx
 RAMDAC.  Boasting 25 million triangles per second and 400 million pixels per
 second, the ELSA Synergy III will plow its way through complex architectural
 design and game development projects.  And with dual monitor support, coupled
 with performance at an affordable price point, the ELSA Synergy III leads the
 pack within the entry-level workstation graphics market.
     "ELSA continues to offer industry-leading graphics solutions without
 sacrificing quality or draining the user's wallet," said Chris Rhoades,
 product marketing manager of workstation graphics for ELSA, Inc.  "Add that to
 the pure productivity of dual monitor capability and customized application
 drivers, all for under $500, and you've got the new category leader."
     By having the option of dual monitor support, users can reduce design time
 by having a content editing window on one monitor and a time-line editor,
 color palette editor or web browser in another.  Traditionally in the past, a
 dual monitor solution with this level of power was achieved by purchasing two
 separate graphics boards.  With the ELSA Synergy III, users will cut costs and
 production time dramatically.  Users have the option of VGA or DVI-I, VGA and
 DVI-I or dual VGA with the included DVI-I to VGA adapter.
 
     Professional Software Advantage
     The ELSA Synergy III is designed for use with professional applications
 such as AutoCAD, Dreamweaver, Lightwave 3D, Microstation, Photoshop, Premier
 and 3D Studio MAX.
     ELSA bundles unique drivers and utilities for performance and productivity
 in the leading applications such as AutoCAD and 3DS MAX.  PowerDRAFT for pure
 2D drafting performance in AutoCAD.  QuadroVIEW for real-time editing,
 lighting and animation in AutoCAD.  MAXtreme for in-the-viewport pure
 performance and realistic rendering features.
     The Synergy line is bundled with a suite of custom software for complete
 monitor and application control, a leading software DVD player and a six-year
 warranty.
 
     Pricing & Availability
     The ELSA Synergy III will retail for $499 and can be found at application
 vendor authorized VAR's, integrated at key System partners and through a
 variety of online and offline retailers around the nation.  Also announced
 today is the shipping of the ELSA GLoria III, an AGP 64MB high-end workstation
 graphics board featuring the NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro.  The ELSA GLoria III
 accelerator will retail for $1,199.  Both boards support all leading Windows
 platforms, including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows
 NT 4.0 and Linux.  ELSA's workstation line can be found through the company's
 key distribution, online/offline retail partners and online via
 www.shopelsa.com or by calling 800-272-ELSA.  NVIDIA will offer the Quadro2
 Pro/MXR graphics board solutions exclusively through the OEM channel.
 
     About ELSA
     ELSA is one of the leading providers of Internet access and computer
 graphics solutions for the PC.  Its product range includes modems, ISDN
 adapters, ISDN and DSL routers, videoconferencing systems, graphics boards and
 monitors.  ELSA was founded in 1980 and today has more than 600 employees.  In
 addition to its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, it also maintains
 subsidiaries in San Jose (USA), Taipei (Taiwan) and Tokyo (Japan) as well as
 in London (UK), Paris (France), Milano (Italy) and Eke (Belgium).  Since June
 1998, ELSA AG shares are traded on the "Neuer Markt" trading segment of the
 Frankfurt stock exchange in Germany.
     NOTE:  The ELSA logo is a registered trademark of ELSA AG.  All other
 trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
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