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Cost-effective RoHS-Compliant Solutions for Higher Performance from Apple Mac Pro (August 15, 2006)

Small Tree Communications, designers and manufacturers of high-erformance networking and storage solutions for Mac OS X, announced today that it is ready to ship and support its multi-port copper Gigabit Ethernet  and optical Gigabit Ethernet cards on the newly announced Apple Mac Pro.  Ideal for small workgroup, data center and enterprise installations, Small Tree’s Ethernet cards and drivers provide the I/O performance required by the Intel Xeon 5100 based systems.      


“We have been anticipating for some time that Apple would introduce the new Mac Pro based on Intel’s new ’Woodcrest’ Xeon dual-core processors and are ready with our full featured cards and optimized Mac OS X drivers to support the new system effective immediately” states Corky Seeber, president of Small Tree Communications.  “We are particularly pleased that the new Mac Pro is PCI-Express based since that will enable us to deliver greater performance from our Ethernet solutions. We are already shipping our 2-port PCIe cards to customers who want to use the new Mac Pro and its internal RAIDed disks as a file server, but realize that a performance bottleneck will occur without our multi-port cards.” 


Derek Robb, Small Tree’s vice president of sales and business development adds, “Small Tree has always taken a time-to-market approach with our Mac OS X products and we are delighted to be an early supporter of the new Mac Pro. Apple has significantly increased the cpu power in the new Mac Pro and so it is important to have I/O products, like those from Small Tree, that can keep pace with the processors and provide overall balance in the system.”


Small Tree offers PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet cards today with one or two ports and either copper or optical connections. Four port cards are in development. Additionally, all of Small Tree’s products for the new Mac Pro are RoHS-compliant.


 About Small Tree Communications

Small Tree Communications is dedicated to providing unique leading-edge
enterprise networking solutions for the Mac.  With world-class high-performance computing experience from its team of networking and kernel developers, Small Tree brings new technology peripheral products to meet 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-STC-4MAC or visit



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