9th February 1999

Following recent negotiations with Pace Micro Technology plc (previously known as Acorn Computers Ltd), Castle Technology Ltd (CTL) is pleased to announce it has secured a licence to manufacture the Acorn A7000+ computer range. This licence also allows CTL to enhance and develop the product for the future.

Stan Boland (CEO of e14) welcomed the licence: "We are delighted that CTL is able to undertake the production of these computers. We wish them every success, in the knowledge that their expertise will ensure the best possible solution for the industry".

Although currently out of stock, the A7000+ will become available again from early March 1999. All back orders will be completed on a first-come first-served basis with all out-standing orders being cleared by the end of March 1999. Jack Lillingston (CTL's MD) added "CTL have always been completely dedicated to the Acorn desktop computers and we are delighted to be able to ensure the future and ongoing support for these computers. Of particular importance is that the Acorn range of computers are (and always have been) free of the so called "Y2K bug".

The A7000+ is an ideal computer for education as there is a wide range of Acorn educational software available for all curriculum Key Stages. The computer's small footprint and quiet operation make the A7000+ the ergonomic choice. It is the perfect computer for the educational sector as it features a low cost of ownership and an ease of use that is second to none .

To find out more or to place an order please contact your nearest Centre of Technology on 0990 32 90 70.


Castle Technology Ltd (CTL) was appointed official worldwide distributor for all Acorn RiscPC, A7000+ and N/C computers in October 1998. Based in Framlingham, Suffolk, CTL has been involved with Acorn products since the 1980's. CTL's sister company Castle Technology produces a wide range of peripherals and upgrades for all the current and older Acorn computers.

Further information contact: Jack Lillingston (Managing Director)

Email: sales@castle.org.uk

CTL is a trading name of Castle Technology Limited.
Registered office Ore Trading Estate Framlingham Suffolk IP13 9LL UK.
Registered number 2824049
Tel: 01728 723200 Fax: 01728 621179 Email: acorn@castle.org.uk
International Tel: +44 1728 723200 Fax: +44 1728 621179

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