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Small Tree Communications Announces the First Dual and Quad Port Gigabit Ethernet Cards for the Power Mac G5 and G5 Xserve

January 20, 2004 by Joe DiBenedetto

January 20, 2004 – Small Tree Communications announces the immediate availability of the first dual and quad port gigabit Ethernet cards for the Apple Power Mac G5 and Apple G5 Xserve computers. These cards, first demonstrated at the MacWorld trade show in early January, allow increased network connectivity by providing two or four independent gigabit Ethernet ports on each card, conserving PCI slots for other uses. The cards provide an immediate performance gain over the Power Mac G5′s internal Ethernet port through the use of jumbo frames. The multiport cards utilize Category 5 UTP copper wiring which preserves the customer’s existing investment in cabling. These cards are fully compatibility with existing 10/100 megabit Ethernet products to provide complete connectivity. They also work seamlessly with Small Tree Communications’ IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation software which provides automatic load balancing and fail over of network traffic. Small Tree Communications is the first and only company to supply dual and quad port gigabit Ethernet cards for the Apple market.

The gigabit adapters are the perfect solution for a cost effective, instant performance boost over existing Cat 5 copper cabling for getting high-powered networking. The cards are the ideal solution for implementing critical high-powered networking applications and multiple network segments environments within high performance servers.

The gigabit adapters reduce network congestion, simplify network management, and provide the highest server throughput available while minimizing CPU utilization. Its independent 1000/100/10 megabit Ethernet ports provide users of data-intensive applications with the highest levels of system performance together with extra redundancy.

Small Tree Communications is an Apple Value Added Reseller and was founded by a team of high performance networking and kernel designers with the goal of providing high end networking solutions for the Apple Mac line of computers. In addition to the multiport gigabit cards, Small Tree Communications will soon be releasing IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation software and the first 10Gb Ethernet card for the Mac. Additional information can be found on the company’s web site at, by calling 866-STC-4MAC, or by sending email to

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