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Multimedia Personal Computer
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multimedia (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