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December 2, 1987


By CBR Staff Writer

Malaysia’s public works department, Jabatan Kerja Raya, has ordered 22 Apollo Series 3000 Personal Workstations for architectural analysis, building design, structural analysis, drafting and electrical engineering analysis at the agency’s Kuala Lumpur headquarters. The installation of the Apollo-based system is aimed at producing more accurate, economical and safer building designs and improving the co-ordination of engineers and other design and drafting professionals. The contract was awarded to Apollo through Far East Computers, the company’s distributor in Malaysia. Far East claims to have installed more than 350 Apollo workstations, which Apollo reckons gives it the largest installed base of workstations in the region. This technology will help place Malaysia among the advanced countries using similar technologies, said the public works department’s director of computers. The department will use the Apollo workstations running Gable CAD Systems’ Gable architectural software, Amazon Computers’ Thermal Analysis Software, Georgia Institute of Technology’s GT-STRUDL software, and Moss Systems’ Moss highway design 8 age. The Malaysia public works contract announcement comes shortly after Apollo revealed plans to establish manufacturing operations in another Asian nation. Earlier this month, Apollo announced that it had licensed Hindustan Computers Ltd to assemble its 68020-based workstations for the Indian market.

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