MacServerIP is 2 to 4 times faster than Windows-NT Services For Macintosh (SFM). MacServerIP users access the NT server via the standard AppleShare IP interface.
The MacServerIP product represents a significant advance in AppleShare-type (AFP) file servers for the Windows NT platform, offering a number of features not found in other products, including support for AFP-over-IP, excellent support of CD-ROMs and removable media, supports CD-ROM changes (SFM does not), sharing of non-NTFS volumes, and remote administration. "This is a win win situation for Windows and Macintosh integration in a seamless fashion", said Mark Murray, President of Team ASA. "Some customers are reporting 15 megabytes per second file transfers using MacServerIP", said Murray.
While offering better performance and more flexibility than Windows NT's Services for Macintosh, MacServerIP is tightly integrated with NT's security environment, allowing administrators to establish and maintain a single database of users, groups, and access privileges, unlike other third-party products which require maintenance of a separate database of AFP users.
Use of the same file format as NT's MacFile Service also allows for easy migration from NT's Services for Macintosh to MacServerIP; existing MacFile server volumes can be shared immediately by MacServerIP, with no reconfiguration necessary. In fact, MacServerIP can run simultaneously with NT's MacFile Service.
Pricing for MacServerIP products is as follows, MacServerIP 10 user is $495.00, 20 user $895.00, 40 user $1,495.00, 100 user $2,395, 250 user $3,795.00. Pricing for the Team ASA's Stallion-GE-II Gigabit Ethernet adapter card for the Macintosh and Windows NT has been reduced to $995. The company is currently shipping the product now.