Belarc and U.Vision combine strengths to offer a unique Internet based service for Computer Shoppers

Free online guide to over 80,000 hardware and software products can now automatically check product requirements with user's PC

Concord, MA and Redwood City, CA -- April 17, 1997-- Belarc, an independent software developer of Internet commerce tools, and U.Vision, the owner and creator of the ComputerESP web site, announce that ComputerESP, the free search engine to computer prices on the Internet, now supports the Belarc Advisor, the free plug-n-play software to compare product requirements with the user's PC. Together, ComputerESP and the Belarc Advisor make it easy for computer shoppers to accurately research, compare, and buy the right computer products for their machines.

"The Belarc Advisor is an excellent tool for checking product requirements,” said Tonny Yu, president of U.Vision. “ComputerESP enabled with the Belarc Advisor provides the ultimate one-stop online resource for all computer needs."

“By enabling the ComputerESP web site with the Belarc Advisor system, computer hardware and software shoppers can now get all the information they need to make the right purchase decision in one place,” said Sumin Tchen and Gary Newman, founders of Belarc. “Shoppers can compare prices and availability from hundreds of resellers, look at product specifications and receive advice on whether a product will run on their PC systems. We believe that this type of service, which is not possible through mail order catalogs or in retail stores, will help to make the Internet a very compelling place to purchase PC hardware and software products.”

Background on Belarc

The Belarc Advisor system ( is the first Internet commerce tool to help on-line PC shoppers automatically buy the right PC hardware and software products for their home or office systems, without needing to know the technical requirements and specifications of the products or of their PC systems.

Belarc develops and licenses unique electronic commerce products for computer resellers and direct marketers of computer products. Our systems are licensed by some of the leading Internet Merchants. When you go to these sites, and click on the Belarc button, you will know with certainty that you will be buying the right product for your computer. Belarc has applied for patents covering the Belarc Advisor system. Additional information is available on Belarc’s web site at

Background on U.Vision/ComputerESP

ComputerESP ( is a free and unique Internet service produced by U.Vision that saves computer shoppers time and money by providing a search engine to locate products at the best price. Integrating over a million product listings from major cyberstores into a searchable database, U.Vision's online service eliminates the inconvenience of searching through any number of Web sites, poring over print catalogs, or traveling to countless computer stores.

U.Vision, Inc., "The Visibility Provider," was established in April, 1995 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. The company organizes information on the Internet for end users and provides an innovative communication channel for businesses. The company introduced ComputerESP, an innovative suite of Internet services, to help computer shoppers find the products that best suit their needs while providing computer companies the visibility necessary to compete in the dynamic new Internet media environment.

For more information please contact: Belarc, Inc.
Tel: +1 978-461-1100

U.Vision, Inc.
Tonny Yu
(415) 369-1002