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Small Tree Communications Announces Record-breaking 10Gb Ethernet Performance for Apple Intel-based Systems

April 11, 2008 by Joe DiBenedetto
Cost Effective Multi-Port 10GbE PCIe Solution

OAKDALE, MN, April 11, 2008 — Small Tree Communications, an industry leader in providing state-of-the-art networking solutions, today announced the immediate availability of software support for the Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet CX4 Dual Port product for Apple’s Intel processor-based systems running Mac OS X version 10.5 “Leopard.” This solution provides network transfer speeds up to 10 Gb/sec, supporting the most demanding networking requirements for less than $1000.
“Constantly evolving technologies in today’s markets require the ability to stay competitive and one step ahead of everyone else” states Corky Seeber, president of Small Tree Communications. “The addition of the Intel 10 Gigabit CX4 Dual Port Server Adapter provides cost-conscious businesses with a brilliantly simple and affordable way to significantly increase their workflow”.

“Upgrading their network with Intel’s 10GbE CX4 server adapter will ultimately allow them to effectively take on a wider range of projects.” Adds Steve Modica, CTO for Small Tree, “CX4 is a super-inexpensive 10GB interconnect. Combined with Small Tree’s inexpensive CX4 capable Edge-corE switches, we’re opening a whole new world of video workflows to small and mid-size customers”.

“The growing demand for High Definition programming is driving the need for greater network bandwidth among the companies providing and developing this content,” said Tom Swinford, general Manager of Intel’s LAN Access Division. “Small Tree’s custom drivers and the Intel® 10 Gigabit CX4 Dual Port Server Adapter provide a cost-effective entry point into the world of 10GbE networking, allowing broadcasters and studios to fully support the transition to High Definition Broadcasting.”

“The combination of Apple and Intel products with Small Tree Software increases the capability for our customers to achieve the best results from these products.” Seeber continued. “We continue to work closely with Intel and Apple to ensure the best possible performance of their products for the Mac marketplace.”

The 10 Gigabit Ethernet CX4 dual-port adapter retails for $995.

About Small Tree Communications
Small Tree Communications is the Mac Networking Expert. We make networking child’s play. Small Tree provides a complete portfolio of Ethernet-based networking and storage solutions for Apple Mac OS X customers.  Small Tree’s team of networking developers has extensive experience in high performance computing, and knows how to achieve the demanding application requirements of Mac customers.  Small Tree also provides contracted programming services for the Department of Defense.  For more information about the company and its products, please call 1-866-STC4MAC – (1-866-782-4622), or visit www.small-tree.com


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