Apple Introduces Second-Generation Internet Server
Apple Internet Server Solution 2.0 Lets Web Publishers Easily Create Multimedia-Rich World Wide Web Sites
SEYBOLD-BOSTON, Massachusetts--February 26, 1996--Furthering its commitment to provide comprehensive World Wide Web server solutions, Apple Computer today introduced its second-generation Apple Internet Server Solution for the World Wide Web.
"Products like this make it obvious why Macintosh is the leading platform for multimedia web content creation and publishing," said Jim Gable, senior director of system software product marketing. "By working with several top Macintosh developers, our second release of the Apple Internet Server Solution extends our advantages in ease-of-use, low-cost and high security for Internet webmasters."
Apple Internet Server Solution 2.0 couples award-winning software from industry-leading Internet developers with Apple's powerful new Workgroup Servers to provide webmasters with a complete web server for creating multimedia-rich sites (see related Workgroup Server press release dated February 26, 1996).
"The Apple Internet Server Solution 2.0 provides webmasters with the capability to serve text, graphics, audio, video, databases and virtual reality movies," said Mark Kriegsman, managing director of Clearway Technologies, Boston, a web tool developer. "These capabilities, combined with Apple's unparalleled ease-of-use, make the Apple Internet Server Solution the obvious choice for webmasters who want multimedia-rich sites."
Apple developed significant relationships with innovative Internet software developers to ensure that the Apple Internet Server Solution addresses the unique demands of the web server market. With the new version of the Apple Internet Server Solution, Apple expands its partnering to include Addison-Wesley Publishing, Adobe Systems, Clearway Technologies, EveryWare Development, Kitchen Sink Software, Maxum Development, Open Door Networks, and Progressive Networks. Software packages from these vendors enable users to easily create attention-grabbing World Wide Web (WWW) sites that include graphics, audio clips, video and database information.
The Apple Internet Server Solution [ http://product.info.apple.com/productinfo/datasheets/ss/aiss.html ] is backed by the speed and power of Apple's new networking architecture, Open Transport 1.1, which has been optimized for increased server performance. WebSTAR 1.2.5, combined with these new breakthroughs in Mac OS [ http://www.austin.apple.com/macos/macosmain.html ] networking, is over 300% faster than WebSTAR 1.0. These performance advances give customers the performance they need as their WWW sites generate more and more traffic.
"With the new release of the Apple Internet Server Solution, our web clients are able to design and maintain dramatic web sites with sound, using the RealAudio server," said Michael Koidahl, president of Westwind Computer Inc., an Apple Premium Server Reseller and networking VAR. "The combination of Apple's price/performance advantage and the embedded security of the Mac OS make the Apple Internet Server Solution an unmatched bundle on the market today."
Apple Internet Server Solution 2.0
The Apple Internet Server Solution combines over U.S.$4,000 worth of software on a single CD-ROM disk. This software enables customers to easily establish a presence on the World Wide Web. The CD-ROM includes a one-button software installer and the following products:
The Apple Internet Server Solution CD-ROM comes with a variety of sample WWW pages (home pages, catalog pages and forms), sample databases, online documentation and "how-to" tutorials to help webmasters design their site. WebMaster Macintosh, the bestselling Macintosh web server paperback and CD-ROM by Jeff Evans and Bob LeVitus, are also included.
Pricing and Availability
The Apple Internet Server Solution can be ordered beginning March 4, 1996 and is expected to be available within 30 days. Pricing and configurations are summarized below. Prices outside the U.S. may vary.
Part No. Description U.S. Apple Price M4692/A Workgroup Server 6150/66 16/1.2GB/CD $2,299 w/Internet SW M4337/A Workgroup Server 7250/120 16/1.2GB/CD $3,299 w/Internet SW M4341/A Workgroup Server 8550/132 24/2GB/CD $6,449 w/Internet SW
Customers can get more information on Internet Server products by phoning Apple's Fax-On-Demand at (800) GO APPLE; or Apple's World Wide Web page at http://www.apple.com. In Europe, customers interested in more information should contact their Regional European Apple Office.
Apple Computer, Inc., a recognized innovator in the information industry and leader in multimedia technologies, creates powerful solutions based on easy-to-use personal computers, servers, peripherals, software, online services, and personal digital assistants. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) develops, manufactures, licenses and markets products, technologies and services for the business, education, consumer, entertainment, scientific & engineering and government customers in over 140 countries.
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