San Jose, CA--January 27, 1997--Diamond Multimedia Systems Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced a partnership with Symbios Logic Inc. (Fort Collins, CO) to bring affordable Ultra SCSI host adapters to Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 users. Under the terms of the agreement, Diamond Multimedia will market PCI Ultra/Ultra-wide SCSI host adapters based on the Symbios Logic SYM53C875 RISC-based SCSI I/O processor and associated software drivers, BIOS and utilities. The relationship also envisions future development of products based on Symbios Logic's advanced I/O technology. Additionally, Symbios Logic has granted Diamond Multimedia exclusive rights in the retail channel for 18 months. Both companies will cooperatively sell to the distribution and OEM channels.
The first product from Diamond, the FirePort 40, slated to begin shipping in early February in the U.S. (March worldwide), is a PCI Ultra/Ultra-wide SCSI Host Adapter Kit which includes the adapter; Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, and ASPI-compliant drivers and utilities; a 4-position SCSI cable; an extensive installation and user's guide; and a complete CD-R multimedia mastering Elektroson Inc. software bundle which has an estimated retail value of over $300.
Fort Collins, CO
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