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>Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news
From: aa384@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Doug Wokoun)
Subject: Z*Net: Lexicor 24-bit video card ready for release
Posted-By: xx004 (aa400 - John J. Lehett)
Reply-To: aa384@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Doug Wokoun)
Edited-By: xx004 (aa400 - John J. Lehett)
Date: Wed Dec 11 20:08:16 1991


Taken from: Z*Net online magazine, issue #9148 (November 15, 1991):

|
| =======================================================================
| * LEXICOR READY TO RELEASE 24-BIT COLOR VIDEO CARD        Press Release
| =======================================================================
|
|
| LEXICOR will begin a 24-BIT color card waiting list starting Nov. 15,
| 1991.
|
| To reserve your place on the list call LEXICOR at 415-453-0271 or leave
| a message in the ATARIVEN forum with your Name and Daytime telephone
| Number only.
|
| HOW THE WAITING LIST WORKS
|
| LEXICOR will begin manufacturing and selling 24-BIT True Color cards on
| or about the 1st of December 1991.  These cards will be manufactured on
| a limited custom order basis only.  Orders will be processed in batches
| of 50 units at a time.
|
| Because there are several configurations of ATARI 68000 and 68030
| machines, LEXICOR can not afford to simply mass produce these cards and
| hope they might sell.  Therefore, the boards will be manufactured on a
| limited custom production basis.  This means that if you are on the
| waiting list (First come, First served) and your number comes up, you
| will be called.  If you place an order and pre-pay for your card you
| will be assured of receiving either the card or a full refund.
|
| The delivery time is expected to be 37 days from the time the group of
| 50 boards is ordered, which will be done upon receiving full payment for
| the 50th unit in that group of 50.  Each person in a custom group will
| receive a postcard acknowledging their purchase and listing the expected
| delivery date.
|
| If a customer places an order and payment in full is NOT received in 7
| days, that customer will be dropped from the list and replaced by the
| next customer in line.  If at any time a customer who has paid for a
| card wishes to withdraw, they will be removed from the list and receive
| a full refund, no questions asked.  Their name will not be placed back
| on the list unless they request it, and again submit full payment.
|
| Because of the very slow ATARI market at this time this is the only way
| LEXICOR can make the 24-Bit card available.  LEXICOR has spent an
| enormous amount of time, effort and money developing the Phase-4 and 24-
| BIT products.  Now it is time for ATARI users to join with LEXICOR to
| provide the Hardware tools everyone encouraged LEXICOR to develop.
|
| It is worth noting here that ATARI Corporation has agreed to set a 24
| bit standard and produce a VDI driver for the LEXICOR 24-BIT card.
| LEXICOR can't make any promises for ATARI, however we assure our
| customers that all LEXICOR software will run on LEXICOR hardware and
| that we will write a VDI driver as soon as time and demand permits.
|
| It is also worth mentioning that even well written current VDI complient
| software may not run on ANY 24bit card because the author would have had
| no way of knowing about the configuration of a given 24-BIT environment.
|
| 24-BIT CARD SPECIFICATIONS
|
| Resolution: 512 x 512
|
| True color un-palleted system
|
| Will drive multi-sync and ATARI 1224 Color monitor in Video Mode.
|
| (A more detailed hardware specification list will be posted by Nov.
| 20th.)
|
|


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