Micros Introduces A New High Performance Touchscreen PC, The Ultra PC Workstation (Business Wire; 12/02/98)

BELTSVILLE, MD. (Dec. 2) BUSINESS WIRE -Dec. 2, 1998--MICROS Systems Inc. 
 (NASDAQ: MCRS), a leading provider of information management solutions for the 
 hospitality industry, announced Wednesday the release of its latest network-
 ready, touchscreen point-of-sale (POS) platform, the Ultra PC Workstation, for 
 global distribution.

  The Ultra PC Workstation is designed to meet the business needs of foodservice 
 operators by providing a high-performance, flexible PC platform for POS 
 operations. It supports MICROS's full range of PC-based POS software solutions 
 as well as other third-party POS software applications.

  As an integrated unit that includes both the touchscreen monitor and 
 processor, the Ultra provides a compact, multi-function workstation that 
 occupies minimal space in hospitality venues such as table service or quick 
 service restaurants, hotels, casinos, theme parks and stadiums.

  The system leverages an open systems architecture that allows customers to run 
 a variety of operating systems including DOS, Microsoft(R) Windows(R) for 
 Workgroups, Windows(R) 95 and Windows NT(R) Workstation.

  "The Ultra PC Workstation goes to the heart of what foodservice operators want 
 in a POS terminal," says Bernard Jammet, executive vice president of product 
 development at MICROS. "It's a cost-effective, high-performance touchscreen PC 
 designed for the harsh restaurant environment and capable of expanding to 
 support future increased speed and memory applications," he continued.

  This new POS workstation offers the largest touchscreen work area with a 12.1" 
 display and uses the latest PC technology including dual Universal Serial Bus 
 (USB) ports allowing simultaneous running of up to 254 peripherals or add-on 
 devices. The dual USB ports simplify plug and play connectivity and reduce 
 maintenance costs.

  The Ultra's standard Intel 166 MHz processor can be upgraded to an Intel 233 
 MHz MMX processor for even higher performance and additional multimedia (audio 
 and video) applications. With 512K standard cache and support for up to 128MB 
 of RAM, the Ultra PC Workstation can act as a workstation or a server.

  In addition, its integrated diskless boot capabilities under DOS and 
 Windows(R) 95 allow the Ultra to operate as a thin client with MICROS software 
 applications. The optional PCI/ISA Bus Riser card allows users to plug half 
 slot PCI and ISA cards inside the unit, giving them the ability to add internal 
 modems, serial port expander cards, or whatever internal card devices they 

  With this flexibility, the Ultra offers a range of performance and 
 configuration options for the dynamic foodservice environment.

  MICROS Systems Inc., headquartered in Beltsville, provides enterprise 
 applications for the hospitality industry worldwide. MICROS serves table 
 serviceand quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, and leisure and 
 entertainment operations with solutions that include software, hardware, 
 systems integration, and support.

  Over 77,500 MICROS systems are currently installed in more than 120 countries. 
 MICROS's stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.

  For more information on MICROS and its solutions for hospitality, please 
 contact Katrina Pruitt-Andrews at 301/210-8052 or 800/638-0985 (US and Canada 
 only). You can also visit the MICROS web site at www.micros.com or email us at 
 [email protected]

  The MICROS logo is a registered trademark of MICROS Systems Inc.

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