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August 17, 1987


By CBR Staff Writer

Most people thought the recent price cutting by workstation manufacturers was sparked off by DEC’s new offerings. Not so, according to Televideo Systems Inc of Sunnyvale, California – the bottom fell out of the market only after its Telstar 386 workstation was launched at Comdex in Atlanta during June – billed as the first engineering workstation to use the Intel 80386 chip and offering industry standards. Within four weeks DEC, Sun, Apollo and Hewlett-Packard had all dropped their prices. The effect, says David Harris-Evans of recently launched Televideo International Ltd in Woking, Surrey, from which shipments will begin in anger next month, has been to halve the cost of entry-level workstations. Televideo Systems Inc owns 75% of the shares of Unix System V supplier Microport Systems Inc, and has done a lot of porting in Europe to get software up and running. Harris-Evans is now seeking distribution channels and resellers.

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