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Alias SketchBook Pro Included With M1400 Tablet PCs

Software bundled with Motion Computing's tablet PC. (June 01, 2004)

Alias, a Silicon Graphics, Inc. company, and Motion Computing today announced an agreement to include the full version of Alias SketchBook Pro on all Motion M1400 Tablet PCs configured with the Motion Pak software package sold worldwide. The bundle combines Motion Computing's cutting-edge Tablet PCs with Alias SketchBook Pro's best-in-class digital pen-based sketching and annotation software.

Creative Professionals Focus on Art - Not Keyboard
Alias SketchBook Pro offers creative professionals unprecedented freedom to sketch ideas, annotate images and documents, and present them anywhere, at any time. Leveraging Alias' industry-leading paint technology, Alias SketchBook Pro's fast, high-quality pens, pencils, markers and airbrushes, along with its intuitive, gesture-based user interface, make sketching feel as natural as using real pens and paper. Designed specifically for creative professionals, such as designers, cartoonists or architects, Alias SketchBook Pro is ideal for anyone who desires increased productivity throughout the day, and does not want to be weighed down by cumbersome art tools, paper sketchpads, PCs and scanners.

"Motion and Alias have similar philosophies - lead the market with innovative products that change the way people can collaborate and communicate," says Steve Maric, sales and marketing manager, Alias. "The speed, power and versatility of the three pound M1400 make it a perfect match to the sketching and annotation tools of Alias SketchBook Pro. For creative professionals, that means the most functional mobile computing option available today."

"Alias SketchBook Pro offers one of the most innovative pen and ink user interface paradigms we have seen for the tablet," says Mark Rylander, Motion's director of software and peripherals marketing. "The unique interface offers a great example of the exciting pen-centric interfaces to come in the future. Alias SketchBook Pro's full support for the pressure-sensitive inking capabilities available on the M1400 enables the ultimate creative expression of our customers. Combined with the M1400's large, 12.1" display with wide viewing angles, Alias SketchBook Pro also supports Motion's education focus, allowing students and teachers to quickly and easily annotate, diagram and illustrate even the most abstract concepts and ideas."

About the M1400
Priced from US$1,999, the Motion M1400 Tablet PC uses the Intel Pentium M 1.1GHz ultra-low voltage processor and delivers what many mobile professionals are demanding in a next-generation Tablet PC: improvements in viewability, audio, wireless connectivity, security and power management. For more information, please visit

Alias SketchBook Pro in M1400
Alias SketchBook Pro is offered to all M1400 buyers as part of an ink-enabled bundle. The US$34.99 "Motion Pak" provides users with the full functionality of Alias SketchBook Pro's software.

About Alias
As the world's leading innovator of 3D graphics technology, Alias develops software for the film and video, games, web, interactive media, industrial design, automotive, architecture and visualization markets. Launched in the fall of 2002, Alias SketchBook Pro is the company's first consumer level product. In April 2004 Alias SketchBook Pro received Tablet PC Awards for both Best Overall Software and Best Graphics/Multimedia Software. The software is bundled with hardware from leading original equipment manufacturers (OEM's) Acer, Electrovaya, Motion Computing, NEC Solutions America, Toshiba and ViewSonic. Alias SketchBook Pro customers include: Brooks Stevens Design, Buell Motorcycle Company, General Motors, GE Medical Systems, Motorola and Research in Motion (RIM).

Alias is a wholly-owned, independent software company of SGI with headquarters in Toronto and a custom development center in Santa Barbara. Please visit the Alias web site at or call 1-800-447-2542 in North America. International contact numbers include: Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa, +44 (0) 1494 441273; Germany, East & Southeast Europe, 0049 89 31 70 20; France, Spain and Portugal, +33 1 44 92 81 60; Italy, 39 039 6340011; Japan and other parts of Asia Pacific, 81 3 5797 3500; and Latin America, 770 393 1881.


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