Classic Computer Magazine Archive ANTIC VOL. 4, NO. 1 / MAY 1985

new products

New Products notices are compiled by the Antic staff from information provided by the products' manufacturers. Antic welcomes such submissions, but assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of these notices or the performance of the products listed.

Ergo Systems, Inc.
1360 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(415) 322-ERGO

Ergo Systems tells us this is the lowest cost 80 column dot-matrix thermal printer on the market. HUSH 80 prints at 80 characters per second, weighs 25 ounces and fits in your briefcase, with room left over for lunch.

(game software)
Big Five Software
P.O. Box 9078-185
Van Nuys, CA 91409
(818) 782-6861
16K, cartridge

After more than a three year wait, Big Five Software has finally come up with Bounty Bob Strikes Back, the sequel to best selling Miner 2049ER. The game (on ROM cartridge) offers more of the same comic ladder action, a spectacular high-score screen, and a price tag of $49.95. Jes' like the old days.

Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
(201) 592-2640
$19.95 book and disk

Written by the editors and programmers of Micro Magazine, this package claims to teach all levels of programmers BASIC techniques, while providing programs with utility and enjoyment value. Projects include a spreadsheet, music player, games, and utilities.

Digital Devices Corp.
430 Tenth Street, Suite N205
Atlanta, GA 30318
(800) 554-4898
In Georgia (404) 872-4430
$179.95-64K, $119.95-16K
$89.95-interface only

U-Print A replaces Digital's popular Ape-Face printer interface. The two higher-priced models also include memory buffers. A copy button for up to 255 multiple copies and reset button are built in.

Hayes Microcomputer Products, Inc.
5923 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Norcross, GA 30092
(404) 449-8791
$899 (estimated retail)

Smartmodem 2400
For some, 1200 baud is just not fast enough. The Smartmodem 2400 is the new Rolls Royce of modems. There may not yet be anyone out there fast enough to receive your signal, but this will look pretty nifty next to your Atari.

Epson America
2780 Lomita Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90505
(213) 539-9140
$269 plus $60 for interface

This new Epson 80-column, dot-matrix printer is aimed at the home market. It comes with plug-in ROM interface cartridges designed for specific printers. Epson claims their Homewrlter operates in both draft and "near letter quality". Print changes (condensed, emphasized, etc.) can be chosen from a control panel. Optional add-ons indude tractor feed and cut-sheet feeder.
Homewritter 10

(graphics software)
Broderbund Software
17 Paul Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 479-1170
48K disk

The long-awaited Atari version of the hit graphics design program has finally been pronounced ready by Broderbund. With Print Shop its easy to make greeting cards, banners, signs, letterheads and custom stationery. Works with most of the popular dot-matrix printers.

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