Compaq and Parametric

From: Yakov Horenstein (
Date: Wed Apr 15 1998 - 02:22:04 EEST

   (COMPAQ)(CPQ) Compaq and Parametric Technology Team Up to Offer Complete
     Windows NT-Based Hardware and Software Solutions for Design Engineers

                           (Business Wire; 04/14/98)

    HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 14, 1998--

      Pro/ENGINEER and Compaq Professional Workstation Packages
               Available at Discounts for Limited Time

     Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE:CPQ), a leading supplier of Windows NT-
based workstations, and Parametric Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:PMTC), the
leading supplier of software tools used to automate the mechanical development
process, today announced in North America a limited time offer on two design
engineering solutions that combine Compaq Professional Workstations and
Pro/ENGINEER software.

     The two bundle packages, entitled the Value Package and Performance
Package, are available at 14 - 20 percent aggregated discounts through the end
of June. They ship pre-installed, pre-configured and tested on Compaq
for fast, plug-and-play capability. They combine the world's industry leading
MCAD/CAM/CAE software with the uncompromising performance of Compaq's
Professional Workstations, offering customers the best price/performance
solution available.

     "Working closely with PTC, Compaq is offering customers the most powerful
and advanced Windows NT-based mechanical design solutions optimized for
uncompromising performance, at previously unseen levels of affordability,"
Les Crudele, Vice President, Workstation Division, Compaq Computer
"Pro/ENGINEER and Compaq Professional Workstations provide the right
combination of performance and integration that customers have not seen in the
enterprise CAD/CAM/CAE solutions segment, at industry-standard prices that
set a new precedent."

     "PTC and Compaq have created two powerful, optimized and ready-to-run
solutions capable of supporting the most demanding design engineering
environments," said John Stuart, Vice President, Worldwide Marketing,
Parametric Technology. "The technology leadership of Pro/ENGINEER and Compaq
Professional Workstations sets a new value standard for Windows NT-based
engineering products."

     For engineers who are designing product parts, the Value Package delivers
unmatched price/performance and includes a pre-installed copy of PTC's Part
Modeler on the Compaq Professional Workstation 5100. Part Modeler is a
suite that includes Pro/ENGINEER with related applications appropriate for
modeling and production detailing. The Professional Workstation 5100 is
by a 333 MHz Pentium II processor and includes 64 MB of RAM, 4 GB disk, GLoria
Synergy graphics card and a 19-inch (18-inch viewable) monitor. Pricing for
this package starts at $9,999 and is available through June 30. Information on
ordering the design engineering solutions can be found on Compaq's website at: and PTC's website,

     The Performance Package is designed for mechanical designers who create
complex assemblies and require advanced functionality and graphics
capabilities. The Performance Package includes PTC's Process Modeler software
pre-loaded on the Compaq Professional Workstation 6000. Process Modeler is a
suite of applications that includes Pro/ENGINEER with advance modules
appropriate for process modeling and documentation. The Professional
Workstation 6000 includes a 333 MHz Pentium II processor, with 128 MB of
RAM, 4
GB disk, Diamond Fire GL 4000 3D advanced graphics card and a 21-inch (19.8-
inch viewable) monitor.

     The Value Package and Performance Package can both be configured to meet
individual customer requirements by choosing from a range of options including
a smaller or larger monitor, more memory or a different processor.

     CONTACT: Compaq Computer Corporation
              Gary Frazier, 281/514-0484
              Parametric Technologies Corp.
              Kelly Sheridan, 781/398-6493
              Miller/Shandwick Technologies
              Sue Vaillancourt, 617/536-0470

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