Opus and Tiny Select VideoLogic 2D/3D Accelerator
VideoLogic has today announced a strategic OEM agreement with leading UK PC manufacturer OT Computers (comprising of Opus Technology and Tiny Computers) for the newly launched GrafixStar 450 2D/3D accelerator. OT Computers, the third largest PC manufacturer in the UK*, will be integrating the GrafixStar 450 into its new range of Multimedia and 3D Gaming PCs. In total, VideoLogic will be responsible for supplying graphics to over 35% of OT Computers' PCs.
"OT Computers is fast becoming a dominant force in the UK PC market, and a significant player across Europe as a whole," said Martin Breffit, sales director of OT Computers. "The ever increasing sophistication of the PC user is driving OT to deliver higher specification, lower cost, faster performing systems than ever before and this, in turn, has driven us to look to companies like VideoLogic to supply the best in graphics, 3D and multimedia."
Based on the S3 ViRGE 64-bit graphics and video controller, the GrafixStar 450 delivers high performance 2D graphics, 3D animation and MPEG-1 digital video playback at very low cost. The GrafixStar 450 is a Windows 95 Plug and Play PCI accelerator card, with 2 MB of high performance DRAM, comes with a built-in video acceleration and supports up to 16.7 million colors, resolutions of 1600 x 1200, and a maximum refresh rate of 150 Hz.
* Source: Romtec Q3 1996About OT Computers
Opus Technology was founded in 1981 and now forms part of OT Computers, the UK's third largest direct seller of PCs and networking systems, with Tiny Computers. Opus Technology concentrates on supplying a high quality service to a wide range of corporate and public sector customers and offers many added value services to differentiate itself from Tiny Computers, the consumer arm of the group, with 18 showrooms country-wide. Through offering high quality British-built products at highly competitive prices, OT Computers has grown to employ 340 people producing an annual group turnover in excess of £115 million.