Gigabit Ethernet Support Arrives For OS X Beta

Team ASA has announced OS X Beta support for their Gigabit Ethernet Adapters. Apple includes Gigabit Ethernet with their G4 systems, and now OS X Beta users can take advantage of the ultra high speed networking protocol. According to Team ASA:

Team ASA Inc., manufacturer of high-performance networking products for PrePress and Digital Media professionals, today announced support for the Macintosh OS X Beta operating system for its Stallion family of gigabit ethernet adapters. Team ASA is the first company to support both Copper and Fiber based Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Cards (NIC) for Macintosh OS 8, OS 9, and OS X Server and now OS X Beta.

Team ASA continues its tradition of being the first in the marketplace to update its drivers to the latest Macintosh Operating System. Drivers have been optimized to achieve files transfer rates in excess of 20 Megabytes per second.

Universal Driver Eases Installation Process
All networks cards come with a universal installer. "Our goal is to make the transition to Gigabit easy, and with our universal installer the user simply picks their operating system and adapter characteristics and they are off and running," states Mark Murray President of Team ASA. Network administrators can monitor the network through a new control panel which provides information on the adapters connected to the network.

About the Stallion Gigabit Ethernet Adapters
The copper Stallion GT uses Category-5 cabling with an operating distance range of 100 meters. "This is a great advantage for legacy buildings wired with copper", says Mark Murray President of Team ASA. "Network administrators can use existing cabling which will ease the transition to Gigabit Ethernet and reduce installation time and set up costs significantly." The Stallion GE-II uses multi-mode cable and can operate at distances of up to one half a kilometer.

The Stallion Gigabit series fiber and copper adapters are an advanced series of PCI Network Interface Cards (NIC) utilizing the IEEE P802.3z and P802.3ab specification for support of 1 Gigabit Ethernet.

The copper version of the Stallion GT Gigabit Ethernet adapter is available for US$895 while the fiber version is available for US$995. You can find more information at the Team ASA web site.