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Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Aug 17

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Small Tree, designer of simple-to-install, inexpensive Mac-based networking and shared storage products, has finished developing its network driver software for the next generation of Intel® Ethernet 10 Gigabit PCI Express Adapter, based on the Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller. Small Tree’s OS X software driver designed for Intel’s adapters offers a significant performance improvement in 10 Gigabit connections at an affordable price for the Apple marketplace.

Small Tree’s technology is ready to support all the new performance boosting features in the upcoming Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard. Development was focused on providing reliable real time performance using Apple Filing Protocol (AFP), the protocol chosen most often by Final Cut users to share files. The software has also been optimized to work seamlessly with Small Tree’s GraniteSTOR line of robust, affordable Ethernet-based shared storage products – ST-RAID, abcSAN and EasyAoE.

“Small Tree’s software for the Intel 82599 10 Gigabit controller represents our third generation 10 Gigabit product for OS X customers,” said Corky Seeber, President of Small Tree. “We will continually strive to provide the highest 10 Gigabit network performance possible on the Intel-powered Mac platform.”

“Intel Ethernet 10 Gigabit adapters are ideal for systems where high performance and low latency are critical,” said Steve Schultz, director of marketing, Intel LAN Access Division. “Intel adapters with custom drivers, such as Small Tree’s, enable support for a full range of I/O intensive applications, such as high definition video editing, image processing and storage backup.”

Small Tree is the Mac Networking Expert, making 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.

Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

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