ELSA Ships the Ultimate Workstation Graphics Solution for Design Professionals

Now Available; ELSA GLoria lll Achieves Unparalleled 3D and 2D Performance

For Graphics Content Creation



Dec 19, 2000, 00:00 ET from ELSA from ,NVIDIA

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ELSA, the leader in workstation
 graphics acceleration, today announced shipment of the highly-anticipated
 GLoria lll professional graphics accelerator optimized for mechanical
 computer-aided design, professional game development and film animation and
 effects.  ELSA continues to build upon its exclusive partnership with NVIDIA
 (Nasdaq:   NVDA) to provide the next-generation of its best-selling
 GLoria/Quadro line of high-end range workstation graphics solution.
     Based on NVIDIA's new Quadro2 Pro, the ELSA Gloria III provides everything
 needed for design professionals to power through even the most complex design
 and animation projects.  The ELSA GLoria lll provides 6.4GB/sec bandwidth
 enabling work in fully textured mode while achieving real-time frame rates.
 With 1 billion pixels per second rendering power and 31 million triangles per
 second geometry processing power, the ELSA GLoria lll is the professional's
 ultimate choice for even the most demanding design project.
     "The new Quadro2 Pro architecture enables ELSA to continue driving the
 standard by providing the ultimate graphics performance at an extremely
 aggressive price point," stated Chris Rhoades, product manager of professional
 graphics for ELSA, Inc.  "The ELSA GLoria product line now defines pure
 performance at affordable prices for serious graphics professionals looking to
 drive productivity to new heights while cutting down drastically on production
 costs."
     With 64MB of DDR frame buffer memory, the fastest available, and a 350MHz
 RAMDAC, the Gloria III will support resolutions up to 2048x1536 at 85Hz in
 TrueColor.  The ELSA GLoria lll also offers flawless Direct3D support for
 playing high intensity games with production and entertainment all on one
 system.
 
     Professional Software Advantage
     The ELSA Gloria III represents the perfect symbiosis of application
 performance and hardware acceleration, offering unrivalled immediacy, rock
 solid stability and image quality.
     The ELSA GLoria III was designed for pure application performance through
 application specific optimizations.  Whether you're using 3D Studio MAX,
 AutoCAD, Maya, Pro/ENGINEER, Solidworks, Photoshop, SOFTIMAGE|3D, Microstation
 or Lightwave 3D, the ELSA GLoria III graphics accelerator delivers real-time
 application performance, without any compromises.  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 GLoria line is bundled with a suite of custom software for complete
 monitor and application control, a leading software DVD player, DVI-D
 capability and a six-year warranty.
 
     Pricing & Availability
     The ELSA GLoria IlI has a suggested retail price of $1,199 and can be
 found at application vendor authorized VAR's and integrated at key System
 partners around the nation.  Also announced today is the shipping of the ELSA
 Synergy lll, an AGP 32MB entry-level 2D/3D workstation graphics board
 featuring the NVIDIA Quadro 2 MXR.  The ELSA Synergy lll graphics solution
 supports dual monitor and has a suggested retail price of $499.  Both boards
 support all leading Windows platforms, including Windows 98, Windows ME,
 Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 and Linux.  ELSA's workstation line can be found
 online via www.shopelsa.com or by calling 800-272-ELSA.  NVIDIA is offering
 the Quadro 2 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; NVIDIA
    SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ELSA, the leader in workstation
 graphics acceleration, today announced shipment of the highly-anticipated
 GLoria lll professional graphics accelerator optimized for mechanical
 computer-aided design, professional game development and film animation and
 effects.  ELSA continues to build upon its exclusive partnership with NVIDIA
 (Nasdaq:   NVDA) to provide the next-generation of its best-selling
 GLoria/Quadro line of high-end range workstation graphics solution.
     Based on NVIDIA's new Quadro2 Pro, the ELSA Gloria III provides everything
 needed for design professionals to power through even the most complex design
 and animation projects.  The ELSA GLoria lll provides 6.4GB/sec bandwidth
 enabling work in fully textured mode while achieving real-time frame rates.
 With 1 billion pixels per second rendering power and 31 million triangles per
 second geometry processing power, the ELSA GLoria lll is the professional's
 ultimate choice for even the most demanding design project.
     "The new Quadro2 Pro architecture enables ELSA to continue driving the
 standard by providing the ultimate graphics performance at an extremely
 aggressive price point," stated Chris Rhoades, product manager of professional
 graphics for ELSA, Inc.  "The ELSA GLoria product line now defines pure
 performance at affordable prices for serious graphics professionals looking to
 drive productivity to new heights while cutting down drastically on production
 costs."
     With 64MB of DDR frame buffer memory, the fastest available, and a 350MHz
 RAMDAC, the Gloria III will support resolutions up to 2048x1536 at 85Hz in
 TrueColor.  The ELSA GLoria lll also offers flawless Direct3D support for
 playing high intensity games with production and entertainment all on one
 system.
 
     Professional Software Advantage
     The ELSA Gloria III represents the perfect symbiosis of application
 performance and hardware acceleration, offering unrivalled immediacy, rock
 solid stability and image quality.
     The ELSA GLoria III was designed for pure application performance through
 application specific optimizations.  Whether you're using 3D Studio MAX,
 AutoCAD, Maya, Pro/ENGINEER, Solidworks, Photoshop, SOFTIMAGE|3D, Microstation
 or Lightwave 3D, the ELSA GLoria III graphics accelerator delivers real-time
 application performance, without any compromises.  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 GLoria line is bundled with a suite of custom software for complete
 monitor and application control, a leading software DVD player, DVI-D
 capability and a six-year warranty.
 
     Pricing & Availability
     The ELSA GLoria IlI has a suggested retail price of $1,199 and can be
 found at application vendor authorized VAR's and integrated at key System
 partners around the nation.  Also announced today is the shipping of the ELSA
 Synergy lll, an AGP 32MB entry-level 2D/3D workstation graphics board
 featuring the NVIDIA Quadro 2 MXR.  The ELSA Synergy lll graphics solution
 supports dual monitor and has a suggested retail price of $499.  Both boards
 support all leading Windows platforms, including Windows 98, Windows ME,
 Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 and Linux.  ELSA's workstation line can be found
 online via www.shopelsa.com or by calling 800-272-ELSA.  NVIDIA is offering
 the Quadro 2 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; NVIDIA