Novell and Spire Technologies Announce
WordPerfect 5.1+ for OpenVMS/Alpha Systems
Another Addition to the Cross-Platform WordPerfect Solution
OREM, Utah -- Sept. 12, 1995 -- Novell, Inc. and Spire
Technologies, Inc. today announced WordPerfect 5.1+ for the
OpenVMS/Alpha platform. The new product allows users to take full
advantage of the best-selling word processor running on one of the
fastest platforms available. WordPerfect 5.1+ for OpenVMS Systems
offers the same robust features and file compatibility as WordPerfect
5.1+ for VAX, as well as file compatibility with versions of WordPerfect
on other platforms.
"The release of WordPerfect 5.1+ for OpenVMS is a continuation
of Novell's commitment to provide businesses with a multi-platform
standard for word processing," said Mark Calkins, vice president and
general manager of Novell's business applications. "WordPerfect remains
the only viable word processing solution for today's heterogeneous
computing environments which can include Windows, DOS, Macintosh,
UNIX, and OpenVMS."
WordPerfect has been officially recognized by Digital Equipment
Corporation as the word processor of choice for VAX and Alpha
platforms running OpenVMS, as well as the ALL-IN-1 environments,
filling the gap left by the recently retired WPS-PLUS word processor.
Special pricing is available for WordPerfect VAX users moving to an
WordPerfect 5.1+ includes the ability to integrate text and
graphics, spreadsheet capabilities, an equation editor, a powerful macro
editor, tables functionality, the new WPS-PLUS keyboard emulation
package and more than 1,700 typographic characters. The product
supports the latest printer drivers including the new HP LaserJet 5.
Spire Technologies has managed the development, marketing and
support of Novell's VMS products since June 1994. Spire has also
worked with Lotus Corporation since May 1993 to develop Lotus 1-2-3
Release 2.1 for the OpenVMS/VAX and OpenVMS/Alpha platforms.
"We have been fortunate to have many of the original VMS
WordPerfect programmers on our OpenVMS/Alpha development team,"
said Jeff Webster, director of product development at Spire
Technologies. "With a talented development team, we have been able to
create a product that is incredibly fast for users of the Alpha platform
who demand high performance."
For more information about WordPerfect 5.1+ for
OpenVMS/Alpha, OpenVMS/VAX or the ALL-IN-1 environments,
customers can contact Spire Technologies at (801) 226-3355 or via the
Internet at email@example.com.