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Akumen Ships 'SuperCard'

PCI combo adapter provides FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 interfaces By Dave Nagel
Akumen has started shipping "SuperCard," a PCI adapter that provides a combination of FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 connections. It will be available at the end of December for Mac OS X and Windows.

The new SuperCard provides three FireWire 800 ports and four USB 2.0 ports on a single host adapter card. All of the FireWire ports are fully compliant with the 1394b specification and are backward-compatible with legacy devices through an adapter cable. They also support 64-bit burst mode for throughput of up to 133 MB per second, according to the company. For USB 2.0, it includes three external ports and one shared internal port. The USB 2.0 interfaces are also backward-compatible with legacy USB devices.

Akumen's SuperCard is available now for $99.95, including bus power adapter. It supports any OS that supports FireWire. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the editor and producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Apple DVD Studio Pro, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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