April 25, 2000
For Immediate Release
Team ASA Makes Gigabit Ethernet Easier For Macintosh with Universal
Installer, Enhanced Performance, and New Driver Support
San Diego, CA — Team ASA Inc., manufacturer of high-performance networking
products for PrePress and Digital Media professionals, today announced
enhanced software support for its line of Power Macintosh Stallion Gigabit
Ethernet adapters. Team ASA is the first company to support both Copper and
Fiber based Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Cards (NIC) for Macintosh OS
8, OS 9, and OS X Server.
“Our goal is to make the transition to Gigabit easy, and with our universal
installer the user simply picks their operating system and adapter
characteristics and they are off and running,” states Mark Murray President
of Team ASA. For those using Mac OS X Server the process is made simpler
with a universal driver program that runs with any Team ASA Stallion
adapter. Network administrators can monitor the network through a new
control panel which provides information on the adapters connected to the
network. Drivers have been optimized to achieve files transfer rates in
excess of 20 Megabytes per second.
Team ASA is also introducing an enhanced support package which includes a
detailed installation manual, web based support (www.teamasa.com), and 24
hour turn around on technical support questions. “We have always had the
first, fastest, and most versatile products, and now we have a great
customer support system to assist in the implementation of our technologies.
The copper Stallion GT-II uses Category-5 cabling with an operating
distance range of 100 meters. “This is a great advantage for legacy
buildings wired with copper”, says Mark Murray President of Team ASA.
“Network administrators can use existing cabling which will ease the
transition to Gigabit Ethernet and reduce installation time and set up
costs significantly.” The Stallion GE-II uses multi-mode cable and can
operate at distances of up to one half a kilometer.
The Stallion Gigabit series fiber and copper adapters are an advanced
series of PCI Network Interface Cards (NIC) utilizing the IEEE P802.3z and
P802.3ab specification for support of 1 Gigabit Ethernet.
The suggested retail price for the copper Stallion GT-II Gigabit Ethernet
adapter is $895.00 while the fiber Stallion GE-II retails for $995. Both
the Stallion GT-II and the carry a three-year warranty.
About Team ASA, Inc.
Team ASA, Inc. designs, develops, and markets high-speed cross-platform
networking communications solutions for Pre-Press and Multi-Media
professionals. Team ASA’s products increase the productivity of
professional users working with large files in networked environments. Team
ASA solves the common problem of long time delays when sending large
multi-megabyte digital files across a network. In January of 1998 Team ASA
introduced the Stallion GE, the first Gigabit ethernet adapters for both
Windows NT and Power Macintosh computers. Team ASA also markets a line of
FDDI adapters for the Macintosh.
Team ASA is the exclusive North American distributor of MacServerIP, the
first AppleShare type server for Windows NT to support the Apple File
Protocol over TCP/IP. MacServerIP is 2 to 4 times faster than Windows-NT
Services For Macintosh (SFM). MacServerIP users access the NT server via
the standard AppleShare IP interface.
Team ASA, Inc.
6690 Mission Gorge Road
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 563-5540 or fax (619) 563-5540