Classic Computer Magazine Archive ANTIC VOL. 7, NO. 1 / MAY 1988

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 these notices or the performance of the products listed.

(utility program)
Michael Holloway
3308 Rucker Avenue
Paducah, KY 42001
(502) 442-2121
48K disk

Mapper ($14.95) lets you display and print more than 20 predawn orthographic or cylindrical projections on Epson-compatible printers in four sizes and inverse. A reference file gives pertinent data for all parts of the world. Quik-Pics ($9.95) is a collection of Graphics 9 pictures digitized with Computereyes.

(programming utilities)
Stardust Software
P.O. Box 33192
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 788-7403

QuickCode, the Programmer's Library is a collection of macros for the MAC/65 assembly language cartridge from Optimized Systems Software. These powerful routines should make your programming a lot easier and more effective.

National Bulletin Board Newsletter
P.O. Box 1831
Boerne, TX 78006
(512) 537-4663
$24 yearly

The National Bulletin Board Newsletter is a listing of all known BBS's in the United States. Currently bimonthly, it soon is planned to go monthly. The first issue discusses hints for better communications and BBS's worth mentioning and has questions & answers and letters to the Editor. If you're a sysop, you can send a brief synopsis of your BBS to be included in the directory.

STAR NX-1000
(dot-matrix printer)
Star Micronics, Inc.
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
(212) 986-6770

The Star NX-1000 Multi-Font printer ($289) has 12-characters-per-inch print speeds of 144 characters per second (cps) in draft and 36 cps in Near letter Quality (NLQ). It has a parallel interface, four internal fonts, a 4K buffer and a paper-parking feature that lets you use single-sheet paper without removing tractor-feed paper.

(printing software)
Roy Goldman
2440 S. Jasmine
Denver, CO 80222
$10, 48K disk

If your 8-bit system includes an printer that's compatible with Epson or Gemini, Daisy-Dot II greatly improves its printing capability with a simulated Near Letter Quality printing system. The $10 price includes a Daisy-Dot-compatible version of Billboard (reviewed in Antic, February 1988). However, the Daisy Dot II program and documentation are in the public domain and are available online.

(disk operating system)
Technical Support
205 Peoria Street
Daly City, CA 94014
$20, 24K disk

The most popular DOS in Australia, SuperDOS is an easy-to-use, powerful replacement for DOS 2.5 and uses less disk space. It works with all Atari 8-bit computers and can store deleted files and patch damaged ones. SuperDOS supports Atari 1050 and 810 disk drives as well as double-density drives, and even with only one drive it's easy to copy between densities. SuperDOS supports XE-compatible RAMdisks up to 320K and Axlon-compatible RAM-disks up to 288K.

(printing software)
Hi Tech Expressions
1700 N.W. 65th Avenue
Suite 9
Plantation, FL 33313
(800) 848-9273--NationaI
(305) 584-6386--Florida
$14.95, 64K disk

PrintPower creates personalized greeting cards, invitations, banners, signs, posters, stationery, letterhead and more. An onscreen template lets you visualize the work as you create it. Other features include a line-by-line text editor, seven variations of six fonts, horizontal and vertical formats, 40 border designs, 60 graphic designs with free-form positioning, and full compatibility with Hi Tech's AwardWare (reviewed in Antic, December 1987).

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