Griffin Ships the First G4 Cube Peripheral
Nashville, TN - October 6, 2000
Griffin Technology, Inc. today annouced they are shipping the CubePort
universal serial port adapter for G4 Cubes. The CubePort is the first and
currently the only G4 Cube specific product available. The CubePort uses
the G4 Cube's modem port to provide 'board level' compatibility that does
not exist in other serial adapter solutions. The CubePort supports all
serial devices that worked with previous Macs including PDA's, modems,
digital cameras, midi, lab equipment, and serial printers. The CubePort's
serial support is so complete it even supports Localtalk file sharing and
printing. At a MSRP of $49.00 the Cube Port offers a great solution for G4
cube owners with existing serial and Localtalk equipment.
More information about the CubePort can be found at
iMate Driver Update
Griffin has posted version 2.51 of the iMate USB to ADB driver. Version
2.51 has a fix to allow the IPD Alphasmart input devices to work with the
2.x version of the iMate driver. Additionally there is a fix for situations
where the iMate control panel would not work. The recently posted version
2.5 includes a fix for MacAlly 2 button mice to allow them to work with the
custom Point Device software. Also 2.5 has a fix for some ADB keyboards
that would start up with the CAPS LOCJ enabled. 2.5 also fixes ADB reinits
with some other devices including AppleVision, ColorSync, and Studio
Displays. ADB reinits are called when awakening from sleep on most Macs.
iMate and OS X
The current iMate driver that supports all custom ADB drivers should be
supported under the shipping version of OS X. Apple has stated that they
will support USB drivers under the Classic mode in the shipping OS X
version. We also expect to have a beta version prior to final OS X shipping
version that will support devices that use custom drivers or communications
protocals like trackballs, hardware protection dongles, drawing tablets,
and joysticks directly in OS X. Currently under OS X, keyboards, mice, bar
code scanners and many other devices that do not require custom drivers
About Griffin Technology, Inc.
Since 1992, Griffin Technology has been an innovator of exciting hardware
and software products for the Mac market. Griffin currently manufactures
numerous innovative video, audio, serial, and ADB adapters for the Mac.
They also maintain the world's largest database of monitor specifications
For Reseller, VAR, and OEM pricing, Griffin Technology, Inc. can be reached
at (615) 255-1990 or by fax at (615) 255-8040. For further information
check the Griffin web site at www.griffintechnology.com.