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[NPL] Sonata Pro 24 NuBus Video Card

For Release: September 2, 1998

Sonnet Announces the Sonata Pro 24 NuBus Video Card

Sonnet Offers Accelerated Video Card for 7100 and 8100 Power Macintosh
Owners Planning a G3 Upgrade.

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA. September 2, 1998. Sonnet Technologies, the leading
manufacturer of performance upgrade products for Apple MacintoshTM
computers, introduced a new accelerated video card for the 7100 and 8100
PCI Power Macintosh. The Sonata Pro 24 is a Nubus video card which offers
enhanced video performance and is targeted at 7100 and 8100 owners who have
or are considering the purchase of a G3 processor upgrade card to expand
the life of their older Macintoshes. Now the owners of the 7100 and 8100
PowerMac have the opportunity to upgrade their video performance while
upgrading their processor speed too, comments President and CEO Robert
Farnsworth. They can now chose between Sonnets Sonata Pro 24 Video Card,
or the video adapter kit to compliment their Crescendo G3 upgrade
purchase.

The Sonata Pro 24 Nubus Video Card (by Village Tronic) supports up to 24
monitors and delivers up to 1920×1080 in thousands of colors, or 1142×870
in millions of colors (full 24 bit color). The card features QuickTime and
MPEG acceleration, plus 4MB of on board VRAM, double the VRAM on an AV
card. Ultimately, the Sonata Pro 24 NuBus Video Card delivers performance,
resolution and color depth that is comparable or superior to the Apple HPV
card and superior to the Apple AV cards.

Pricing and Availability

Sonnet Technologies is making the Sonata Pro 24 Nubus Video Card available
at $199.95 with immediate availability. To locate an authorized reseller or
purchase product, visit the Sonnet Technologies web site at
(http://www.sonnettech.com), or call the company.

As with all Sonnet products, the new Sonata Pro 24 NuBus Video Card is easy
to install, is backed by a three-year warranty, and includes free technical
support.

About Sonnet Technologies, Inc.

Sonnet Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California, and is
the worlds leading Macintosh upgrade company. Since 1986, Sonnet has
offered the widest range of quality processor upgrade card. The company can
be reached at 1-800-786-6260 (USA and Canada), 949-261-2800, or
(http://www.sonnettech.com)

For More Information, please contact:
Joy Hsu
949-261-2800
joy.hsu@sonnettech.com

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