FOR RELEASE Friday, March 23, at 6:00 am PST
ASANTE IS FIRST NETWORK COMPANY TO SUPPORT APPLE’S MAC OS X
– Drivers for 10/100 and Gigabit Ethernet Adapters Now Available –
San Jose, California, March 23, 2001 — Asant Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:
ASNT.OB) today announced product and technical support for Mac OS X in
support of Apple Computer’s new Mac operating system launch. Asant, the
leading vendor of networking equipment and peripherals for Apple Macintosh
computers, is the first to support Mac OS X on its FriendlyNET GigaNIX
PCI 1000TA and AsantFast 10/100 PCI adapters.
FREE UPGRADES AVAILABLE
“We’ve dedicated a lot of testing time to make sure our drivers function
well with Mac OS X,” said Judy McKay, Asant’s Mac OS Technical Manager.
“We’re pleased to offer driver support to the new Mac operating system
so our customers will be ready when Apple ships Mac OS X on March 24.”
Free upgrades are now available at the Asant website’s support page:
FAST, AFFORDABLE ADAPTERS
As Asant’s third-generation Gigabit Ethernet adapter, the GigaNIX 1000TA
is a generation ahead with features such as AsantQ active link quality
monitor with the ability to automatically negotiate the fastest possible
speed. Because it uses network-grade copper cable instead of costly fiber
optic cables, the GigaNIX 1000TA is also affordableas much as $514 less
than similar solutions.
The AsantFast 10/100 PCI Adapter plugs right into customers’ Macs — giving
them instant access to a Fast Ethernet network. This new adapter features
tighter integration for superior performance and reliability.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Asant’s adapters, routers, and other products are available now from Asant
resellers, e-commerce sites, systems integrators, and at www.asante.com.
** GigaNIX 1000TA. Part #99-00645-07.
Estimated Street Price in North America (NA-ESP): $249.
** AsantFast 10/100 PCI Adapter. Part #99-00590-07. NA-ESP: $49.
Asant Technologies, Inc., is the leading provider of network solutions
for the education, enterprise, and service provider marketplaces. The Company’s
IntraCore products support multi-service applications for large enterprises.
The Company’s FriendlyNET products simplify networking and provide Internet
access for mobile and office professionals. For additional information,
visit www.asante.com or call 800/303-9121 for IntraCore products or
for FriendlyNET products.
Marketing Communications Senior Director
408/435-8401, ext. 292
Asant is a registered trademark; AsantFast, AsantQ, FriendlyNET, GigaNIX,
and IntraCore are trademarks of Asant Technologies, Inc.