Multimedia Personal Computer

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Multimedia Personal Computer

(MPC) A specification published by the Multimedia PC Marketing Council in 1990 to encourage the adoption of a standard multimedia computing platform. In May 1993, the MPC Marketing Council published a new specification called MPC Level 2 Specification as an enhanced multimedia computer standard. The original MPC specification, now also known as the MPC Level 1 Specification, continues in full effect.

The appearance of the MPC or MPC2 certification mark on a computer system or upgrade kit indicates that the hardware meets the corresponding (Level 1 or Level 2) MPC Marketing Council specification. Software bearing the Multimedia PC mark has been designed to work on Multimedia PC licensed hardware.

By establishing a standard platform, certifying hardware compliance and providing inter-operability between software and hardware for the consumer, the MPC Marketing Council is encouraging widespread use of multimedia applications and hardware.
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TM), a music-authoring tool for musicians and computer-savvy nonmusicians; EasyKeys(TM), a software simulation of a music keyboard and "boom-box" that enables users to "jam"; Melody Maestro(TM), a melody- generation technology that walks users through creation of a musical piece and provides educational text along the way; AudioTracks Professional(TM), a utility that creates musical "clip art" MIDI files that can be attached to documents as OLE objects; and OEM "lite" versions of various Blue Ribbon products that accompany sales of numerous sound cards and multimedia personal computers.
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RISC microprocessors at first could be found only in the world's most powerful workstation computers, but are now used in some very affordable multimedia personal computers, such as Apple's Power Macintosh.
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3 million contract to supply multimedia personal computers to approximately 1,300 members of the U.

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