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IndyBox Systems slashes prices

May 28, 1999, 15:21 (3 Talkback[s])

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Today, IndyBox Systems (based in Indianapolis, Indiana) announced they would be lowering the price of their AMD based XA Series to $400, with one of the many Linux distributions pre-installed and optimized with the latest stable kernel and X server. Their 4U rack mountable XA version start from $625, with a wide array of hardware options all optimized for Linux.

IndyBox Systems Chief Executive Charles Martin said "we are responding to market forces with our recent drop in pricing. There is a clear gap in the sub-$600 and sub-$1000 system markets. However, with several of the processor manufacturers falling further and further behind AMD and Intel, AMD has a real opportunity to step up and fill the void, with Linux as the driving mechanism."

Martin added, "we are staying focused on providing the lowest cost of ownership, while being able to meet the demand for support and service, albeit while operating at production capacity. We have expanded our offices six times in the last 9 weeks, with an average of 630% growth each week. We have had top quality employees provided to us by People Unlimited of Indiana without having to sacrifice productivity or experience higher production costs, due to the normal HR crunch associated with massive growth, which allows us to concentrate our efforts on R&D."