MACWORLD TOKYO, JAPAN — February 16, 2000 — Powerlogix, the leader in
Power Macintosh G3 and G4 processor upgrades, today announced the release
of the revolutionary new RapidFire FireWire USB Multifunction PCI card
FireWire (or IEEE1394) is a special interface for connecting high speed
computer peripherals like digital cameras and camcorders, audio recorders
and storage devices. In addition, Firewire is capable of configuring itself
so peripherals can be plugged in without the need for powering down and
rebooting each time.
The RapidFire card includes three FireWire ports. It also offers two USB
ports which allow connection to any USB devices. The RapidFire card,
combined with a PowerForce G3 or G4 processor, is the most economical way
to upgrade an older Mac with all the features of the latest PowerMacs.
“The RapidFire card is a great option for older Macs upgraded with G3 or G4
cards. Now, users can get the same processor, FireWire support, and USB
support of the newest Macs and use only one PCI slot,” said Robin Sharp,
Marketing Manager. “The RapidFire is the best upgrade option. Getting two
cards in one is the best option, especially for PowerMacs that have only
two or three PCI slots.”
The new PowerLogix board is compatible with all PCs with PCI slots and all
PowerMacs with PCI slots, including the Apple 4400, 5400, 5500, 6400, 6500,
Performa 6500, Performa 6360/160, 7200, 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8600, 9500,
and 9600. (It will also work in Blue and White and PowerMac G4s for users
that need additional FireWire or USB ports.) The PowerMac clones from Umax
and all models from PowerComputing except the Power 100 and 200 are also
compatible with this new product. A minimum of System 8.6 is required for
PowerMacs and Windows 98 (second edition) or Windows 2000 required for PC’s.
We also wish to invite all our customers in the area to visit PowerLogix
Japan at booth 637 this week at the MacWorld Expo in Tokyo.
For more information, contact PowerLogix R&D, Inc, 3921 Steck Avenue Ste.
A-105, Austin, Texas 78759, (512) 795-2978, Fax: (512) 795-2981,