Farallon Ships SkyLINE 11Mb Wireless PC Card for Macintosh PowerBooks and
11Mb LAN connectivity for cross-platform networking without wires.
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. May 16, 2000 - Farallon Communications, Inc., developer
of reliable, plug-and-play networking solutions for Macs and PCs, today
announced their SkyLINE 11Mb Wireless PC Card for portable computers is now
shipping. SkyLINE provides both Macintosh PowerBook and PC notebook users
access to network resources such as file servers, email, printers and the
Internet without the hassle of wires.
The SkyLINE 11Mb Wireless PC Card is based on the IEEE 802.11b Direct
Sequence Spread Spectrum standard and will interoperate on the same
wireless network along with other 802.11 DSSS solutions. SkyLINE 11Mb comes
with support for 40-bit WEP encryption and enhanced Control Panels for
simplified configuration and management. SkyLINE is compatible with
wireless solutions from vendors such as Apple, Lucent and Nokia.
"The availability of the SkyLINE 11Mb PC Card means that existing Windows
notebook and Apple PowerBook owners now have a wireless solution that runs
at speeds comparable to wired Ethernet without the hassle of being tethered
to a network cable", says Ken Haase, VP Marketing for Farallon
Owners of Farallon's original 2Mb SkyLINE card can purchase the SkyLINE
11Mb Wireless PC Card at a reduced price through Farallon's direct upgrade
SkyLINE 11Mb Wireless PC Card Specifications
- Type II PC Card with the Intersil PRISM WLAN chip set for advanced
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) technology in the 2.4GHz radio
- 11Mb IEEE 802.11b High Rate (HR) standard, including translation and
encapsulation addressing modes, for maximum data rate and seamless
integration with any Ethernet network.
- Multi-platform drivers for use in Macintosh PowerBooks 190, 1400, 2400,
3400, 5300, G3 Series or Cardbus equipped Windows 95/98, NT notebooks.
(Future support planned for Windows 2000)
- Compatible with other 802.11b DSSS clients such as Apples AirPort, as
well as 802.11 2Mb clients.
- Compatible with 802.11 2Mb and 802.11b 11Mb DSSS access points from
manufacturers such as Apple, Nokia, Lucent, and others.
- 40 bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Protection) encryption support for increased
- Support for all major network protocols including TCP/IP, NetBEUI, IPX
- Operating range of approximately 150ft (dependent on environment) to an
access point or other wireless device ? automatic fallback rates of
5.5Mbps, 2Mbps and 1Mbps for maximum range.
- Free Dr. Farallon technical support and 3 year warranty.
Product Pricing & Availability
PN473: SkyLINE 11Mb Wireless PC Card
US Estimated Street Price $199.00
SkyLINE 2Mb Upgrade Price $159.00*
Dr. Farallon Provides Free Cross-Platform Technical Support
Only a phone call or an email away, Farallon's 14 plus years of experience
providing technical support to both Mac and PC users is available prior to,
during or after installing a network. For a personal consultation, visit
http://www.farallon.com/dr.farallon or call toll free 800.613.4954.
About Farallon Communications, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Farallon specializes in bringing to market robust
cross-platform connectivity solutions designed to simplify networking
through innovation. With over 8 million customers worldwide, Farallon is
dedicated to providing complete, easy-to-use networking solutions and
world-class technical support to the Home, Small Business, Publishing and
Education communities. Farallon offers a complete line of network cards,
adapters, hubs and switches. Further information can be obtained via phone
510.346.8000, web site http://www.farallon.com/ or email
mailto:email@example.com. The Farallon headquarters are in San Leandro,
California, with a European office in the UK.