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Evergreen Debuts 1394 & USB 2.0 Networking Bundles

(November 05, 2001)
Evergreen Technologies, Inc. announced new fireLINE 1394 Hardware Networking Bundles (desktop and mobile versions) for users of Windows XP.

They provide the 1394 connection ports needed--for older desktops or laptops lacking them--to take full advantage of enhanced networking and multi-media features of Windows XP.


Evergreen's specially discounted 1394 Hardware Networking Bundles for Windows XP are available only from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/offers/hardware.asp.

The desktop bundle ($169.99) contains two fireLINE 1394 PCI Connector Cards, one fireLINE 1394 fireHUB and two 15' 1394 cables. In the mobile bundle ($199.99), a fireLINE 1394 CardBus Connector Card replaces one of the PCI cards. These discounted bundles give Windows XP users all the networking infrastructure hardware they need to create an easy home network or digital media studio in which they have high-speed data communication between their systems and multi-media devices such as digital video camcorders, DVD players, CDRW drives and external hard drives.

For all users, individual pricing of Evergreen's fireLINE 1394 networking hardware (supported by Windows 98SE or higher and Mac OS 8.6 or higher) follows:
  • PCI Card ($69.99 list, $49.99 web direct),
  • CardBus Card ($109.99 list, $79.99 web direct),
  • Hub ($99.99 list, $79.99 web direct) and
  • 15' cables ($12.99 list, $9.99 web direct).

    Also today, Evergreen announced the extension of its fireLINE family of high-speed data transfer products to include new USB 2.0 technology. Evergreen's new fireLINE USB 2.0 Connectors--PCI Card

    ($62.99 list, $42.99 web direct), CardBus Card ($64.99 list, $49.99 web direct) and USB 2.0/1394 PCI ComboCard ($149.99 list, $119.99 web direct)--enable desktop PCs and Macs to easily link to USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 devices. This includes small office equipment like scanners, printers, faxes, etc. For desktops with one available 32-bit bus PCI slot, the fireLINE USB 2.0 PCI Card provides 3 external and 1 internal USB 2.0 ports while the PCI ComboCard provides 3 external 1394, 2 external USB 2.0 and 1 internal 1394 connection ports. The fireLINE USB 2.0 CardBus provides laptops with 2 external connectors via a 32-bit bus CardBus/PCMCIA slot.

    1394 (FireWire) has become the industry standard for digital multi-media devices, as it enables transfer speeds up to 400 Mbps while offering hot-swap and plug-n-play convenience. The new USB 2.0 standard enables data transfer speeds up to 600 Mbps, while the initial USB 1.1 standard enabled speeds up to 12 Mbps. Connectivity between systems and both 1394 and USB peripherals is supported by Windows 98SE or higher (including the new Windows XP operating system), and Mac OS 8.6 or higher.

    For more information, visit www.evergreennow.com


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