Authorized NewTek OEM Partner [Carrera Computers] Bundles NewTek's Lightwave 5.5 into Systems

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Feb. 10, 1998 -- Carrera Computers, a leading provider of rendering, animation and non-linear editing (NLE) solutions serving the computer graphics industry, today announced that the company is one of only two authorized OEM partners certified to bundle NewTek's popular LightWave 5.5 software into its workstations. Two Carrera Alpha-based Cobra workstations incorporate an Alpha version of LightWave 5.5, offering a substantial savings to end users, who would typically expect to spend approximately $2,000 for the software alone. NewTek's Film Grain and Motion plug-ins are also discounted to buyers of either of the two Carrera Cobra solutions.

An entry-level 533 MHz system features 64 MB RAM, 2GB disk capacity, 24-speed CD ROM and includes an AccelSTAR II video card, 100 Mbit Ethernet card, keyboard, mouse, Windows NT 4.0 and Lightwave 5.5. The system is priced at $4,495.

A higher-end 533 MHz system features 128 MB RAM, 4GB disk capacity, 24-speed CD ROM and comes with a Dynamic Pictures' Oxygen 202 video card, 100 Mbit Ethernet card, keyboard, mouse, Windows NT 4.0 and Lightwave 5.5. This system is priced at $5,950.

A 17-inch monitor is available as an option for $500, and NewTek's Film Grain and Motion plug-ins are discounted from a typical stand-alone SRP of $450 to $199 with the purchase of either of these Carrera systems.

Ted Behrens, Carrera vice president of sales and marketing, said, "We are very pleased to be able to make this offer to our end users and believe it represents our continued commitment to serving the video and graphics community." He added, "This is an extremely attractive package and a real value."

Steve Herrmann, NewTek director of marketing, said, "The LightWave 3D and Carrera partnership is a proven combination, as most recently demonstrated by Digital Domain and its recent work on Titanic. We believe this attractive bundle further demonstrates NewTek's philosophy of making high-quality graphics solutions more accessible to digital content creators."

With headquarters in San Antonio, TX, NewTek is the leader in providing full-featured video editing and special effects tools that allow anyone to produce professional video and graphics. The company's products are used worldwide on projects from home video to feature film.

Founded in 1990, Carrera Computers designs, manufactures and services high-powered custom solutions which are installed worldwide for graphics, scientific, engineering and other applications demanding the utmost computer power and speed. Carrera headquarters are at 23181 Verdugo Drive, Bldg.100, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 (800) 576-RISC,

Lana Perry
The Schraff Group
Tel(714) 833-3400
Carrera Computers, Inc.
Tel (800) 576-RISC
Fax (714) 707-5053