Orange Jumps On The USB 2.0 Bandwagon

Orange Micro has announced a new USB 2.0 PCI card, allowing users to take advantage of the latest connectivity offering to hit the PC world. USB 2.0 promises speeds even faster than todayis current speech champion, FireWire. According to Orange Micro:

Orange Micro is proud to announce that its USB 2.0 Hi-Speed PCI Card is the first in the world to successfully pass the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compliance tests conducted by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). Orange Micro recently demonstrated their complete line of OrangeUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed products at Comdex 2000.

The USB 2.0 Hi-Speed PCI Card was also selected to be packed in Intelis Peripheral Development Kit which will be made available for USB 2.0 developers worldwide. "The Peripheral Developer Kit is a valuable tool to assist vendors in debugging their USB 2.0 hubs and peripherals" said Jason Ziller, Intel Technology Initiatives Manager and USB-IF Chairman. "Orange Microis compliance-tested USB 2.0 PCI Card provides a quality host with which these devices are developed."

Starting in February 2001, Orange Micro will be offering their line of OrangeUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed products for both PC and Mac. The OrangeUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed PCI Board outperforms the older USB 1.1 by running up to 480 Mbits/s compared to the standard 12 Mbits/s. Orange Micro is also proud to introduce their OrangeLink+ FireWire + USB 2.0 Hi-Speed combination card. Save a valuable slot by adding 3 FireWire ports and 4 USB 2.0 Hi-Speed ports on just one card. The OrangeUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed Hub offers the user 4 ports which will connect either the new USB 2.0 high performance peripherals or the legacy USB 1.1 devices. All USB 2.0 Hi-Speed products are fully backwards-compatible with all existing USB 1.1 products.

You can find more information about the latest USB 2.0 offerings at the Orange Micro web site.