Cards Provide High Port Density and Maximum Performance

Chippewa Valley, WI, October 23, 2006 – Small Tree Communications, an
industry leader in networking and storage solutions for Apple Mac OS
X, announces the availability of three new PCI Express (PCIe) Gigabit
Ethernet (GbE) cards for G5 Power Mac, Mac Pro and the new
Intel-based Xserve systems. The four-port copper PEG4 card, the
six-port copper PEG6 card and the six-port copper or optical PEG6SFP
card are available for sale and delivery today.

The PEG4, PEG6 and PEG6SFP offer the highest port density and extract
the maximum network throughput from today’s high-end server
motherboards. They are ideally suited for file servers that require
high bandwidth connection to a Gigabit Ethernet switch using features
such as Jumbo frames and 802.3ad link aggregation. Additionally,
Small Tree’s multi-port PCIe GbE solutions enable near wire-speed
performance with low CPU utilization. Based on current Intel GbE
controllers, the PEG4, PEG6 and PEG6SFP come with native driver
support for all popular operating systems, including Mac OS X, Linux
and Windows.

“With the introduction of these cards, we believe that Small Tree is
offering the most complete portfolio of multi-port Gigabit Ethernet
cards for Mac OS X systems available in the market today,” stated
Derek Robb, Vice-President of Sales and Business Development at Small
Tree Communications. “Customers can choose either PCI-X or PCIe cards
with 1, 2, 4, or 6 ports and either copper, optical or SFP
connectors. Plus we provide them with our highly optimized Mac OS X
drivers and a level of support not found from other networking
solution suppliers.”

The PEG4 adapter includes four independent copper 10/100/1000Base-T
GbE channels in a single PCIe slot, while the PEG6 includes six such
channels. The PEG6SFP GbE adapter provides greater flexibility with
six independent Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) channels that can
be customized to simultaneously meet optical and copper networking
requirements. Customers can specify which sockets should be dedicated
for optical or copper use. Additionally, users have the option of
populating only those sockets necessary for current needs, leaving
open the opportunity of tailoring remaining ports for future

About Small Tree Communication
Small Tree Communications is dedicated to providing unique leading
edge enterprise networking solutions to the Mac. With world-class
high performance computing
experience from its team of networking and kernel developers, Small
Tree brings new
technology peripheral products to meet the demanding application
requirements of Mac customers. Small Tree also provides contracted
programming services for the Department of Defense. For more
information about the company and its products, please call
1-866-STC4Mac or visit